Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group


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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Members: 82
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2017

See the Resources & Links page to see links to useful resources about foreclosure mediation in Washington, including Commerce's new FFP Guidelines as of January 2015.

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Unrepresented borrowers

Started by Lori Scott. Last reply by Sherman L. Knight Aug 25, 2015. 3 Replies

Hi to all - at the last telephone conference, I asked if any of you have issues with folks not being represented and being pressured by the attorney for beneficiary, to close out in bad faith because of the lack of representation. I was also…Continue

Bank won't sign DRC mediation agreement

Started by Steve Olsen. Last reply by David K. Hiscock Jun 30, 2015. 8 Replies

I volunteer with the kitsap DRC. I have my first referral from dept of Commerce. The Kitsap DRC was setting up the mediation for me. It's tentatively set for 10/18.However, the bank won't sign the DRC's mediation agreement. their attorney says the…Continue

NVP - Does anyone use it?

Started by Sherman L. Knight. Last reply by Jeff Bean Nov 24, 2014. 4 Replies

In the typical case I have, the beneficiary provides an NPV analysis as part of its analysis when there has been a denial of a modification.  In only one of my cases has anyone contested the NPV analysis.   In that case, the borrower represented…Continue

Thoughts on King 5 Report on "Bad Faith" Banks

Started by Jeff Bean. Last reply by Jeff Bean Nov 20, 2014. 7 Replies

(Updated to correct expired link to the article below.)King 5 investigations learns there have been a number of lack of good faith certifications. …Continue

Washington Supreme Court's Roadmap for Filing Pre-Sale CPA Lawsuit

Started by Jeff Bean Sep 19, 2014. 0 Replies

Yesterday the Washington State Supreme Court published it's opinion in Frias v. Asset Disclosure Services, Inc.The court was answering two…Continue

VA Loan Modification Issues

Started by Francois Fischer Aug 22, 2014. 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

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Comment by Estera Gordon on July 27, 2011 at 3:21pm
The lists - approved and conditional - are posted on the website (and I just found out that even though I'm not on the approved list I am actually approved).  I've heard that KCDRC has received some assignments.
Comment by Jeff Bean on July 27, 2011 at 3:12pm
Would anyone hearing that Commerce is either approving mediators or assigning mediations post a comment here? Inquiring Minds Want to Know!
Comment by Jason M. Whalen on July 12, 2011 at 4:01pm
Aha!  I am now set up to be a member of the Group Discussion.  I look forward to it.  Thanks, Jeff, for your work!
Comment by Roger Kluck on July 5, 2011 at 8:40am

Totally challenging my belief system the NY Times Sunday has a headline article: Big Banks Easing Terms on Loans" - offering principal reductions unrequested!

Comment by Vivian Scott on July 5, 2011 at 7:12am
Comment by Nancy J. Highness on June 30, 2011 at 2:30pm
Thank you for setting this up Jeff.  A great training and a worthwhile cause.  I hope we are all wildly successful in meeting the goals of the program.
Comment by David K. Hiscock on June 30, 2011 at 11:19am

Dept Commerce worked pretty hard on their two day training 6/28-9.

It showed.

Folks stayed (and stayed awake) all afternoon, even through the tax discussions.

Looking forward to seeing docs and forms that have not yet arrived.

Out in Ballard - D

Comment by WSBA ADR on June 29, 2011 at 1:10pm
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