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Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group

Information and discussion on foreclosure mediation under Washington's Foreclosure Fairness Act. An open public forum on best practices, current trends, new information.

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VA Loan Modification Issues

Started by Francois Fischer Aug 22. 0 Replies

Has anyone dealt with the VA preventing a loan modification for a vet by fouling up the vet's benefits?  I have a case in which a disabled vet is trying to prevent foreclosure of his house, but can't get the servicer to approve a loan modification…Continue

What Do You Think About Good Faith?

Started by Jeff Bean. Last reply by Jeff Bean Apr 7. 1 Reply

Seems like I can't talk to another foreclosure mediator with the topic turning to the issue of good faith. What is it? What does it look like? Like a jurist once famously said about another topic, do we just know it when we see it? What do we do…Continue

Tags: Bar Bulletin, KCBA, good faith, Foreclosure

AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE’S EFFORTS TO ADDRESS MORTGAGE FRAUD

Started by Roger Kluck Mar 14. 0 Replies

AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OFJUSTICE’S EFFORTS TO ADDRESSMORTGAGE FRAUDU.S. Department of JusticeOffice of the Inspector GeneralAudit DivisionAudit Report 14-12March 2014…Continue

Using mediation session to deliver a decision

Started by Roger Kluck. Last reply by Jeff Bean Dec 28, 2013. 3 Replies

I have had several mediations recently where the beneficiary shows up solely to deliver a message to the borrower that there will be no modification and the options are total reinstatement, with arrearages, late fees, etc. or total payoff.These are…Continue

MERS ruled illegal

Started by Roger Kluck. Last reply by Jeff Bean Jan 28, 2013. 3 Replies

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/l-randall-wray/new-yorks-us-bankruptcy-c_b_824167.html"United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert Grossman has ruled that…Continue

Offer requiring waiver of rights and future cause of action

Started by Roger Kluck Oct 22, 2012. 0 Replies

The acts says:(8) A violation of the duty to mediate in good faith as required under this section may include:. . .f) A request by a beneficiary that the borrower waive future claims he or she may have in connection with the deed of trust, as…Continue

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Comment by Nancy J. Highness on Wednesday

Found an interesting article on Foreclosures this am.  Here is the link, I hope it will take you to the article.

http://bit.ly/1t6qS1D

Comment by Jeff Bean on July 3, 2014 at 4:26pm

Lots of changes! The 2014 amendments are now codified in the RCWs. Commerce has revised their Guidelines and their Certification form. Check this group's Resources & Links page.

Comment by WSBA ADR on March 13, 2013 at 5:54pm

Catch this? There's a full Foreclosure Mediation Track at the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference this year. 

Comment by Jeff Bean on January 31, 2013 at 10:20am

Commerce is planning another training in May. Download the application here or go to Commerce' website and get it from there.

Comment by Jeff Bean on January 30, 2013 at 2:43pm

Here's the new mediator's certification form from Commerce or from Commerce's Foreclosure Fairness Program page. Always check with Commerce directly for forms and information, though we'll try to keep the links here current.

Comment by Jeff Bean on December 4, 2012 at 12:32pm

Be sure to see Commerce's updated Foreclosure Mediation page. New forms, too.

Comment by Jeff Bean on September 13, 2012 at 6:07pm

Pierce County CDR is offering an In-service on the Housing Advocates perspective September 20. Check out the details on the Events page here.

Comment by Jeff Bean on June 14, 2012 at 11:20am

KCDRC is offering two FFA mediation-related trainings:

  • Foreclosure Mediation Demo, June 20, 4-6pm
  • Borrower's Perspective, July 25, 6-8pm

See www.kcdrc.org for details and to register.

Comment by Jeff Bean on June 6, 2012 at 9:48am

Commerce has issued guidance clarifying when the 2012 amendments, ESHB 2614, apply:

  • The date Commerce receives a referral to mediation will determine whether or not the changes in ESHB 2614 will apply to the mediation.
  • For all referrals received by Commerce on or before June 6, 2012, the changes in ESHB 2614 will not apply.
  • For all referrals received by Commerce on June 7, 2012 or later, the changes in ESHB 2614 will apply.
  • Commerce will identify the referrals subject to ESHB 2614 on the assignment letter sent to all parties.
Comment by Jeff Bean on May 3, 2012 at 4:57pm

Here's a summary of the legislative activity on the FFA, from the WSBA ADR Section perspective. We'll be discussing this in a panel at the section'sAnnual Meeting 10:30 tomorrow, Friday May 4, preceeding the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference. Y'all are coming to the conference, right?

 
 
 

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