Category Archives: Foreclosure

Does a Private Party Foreclosure Differ from an Institutional Lender Foreclosure?

Private Lender Foreclosure vs Institutional Lender Foreclosure Most purchases of Colorado real estate involve some sort of mortgage financing, in order to complete the purchase. Although a majority of mortgage financing is done by banks or other lenders in the business of making loans (known as “institutional lenders”), some financing is done with a private loan… Continue Reading

Lender Lien Priority Disputes

Colorado Court of Appeals Helps Clarify Lender Lien Priority Disputes With the downturn in the economy beginning in 2008 and corresponding uptick in lender foreclosures and collection actions, Colorado courts have been revisiting the arena of secured transactions. In certain cases, competing lenders have skirmished over the assets of a common borrower. These skirmishes can… Continue Reading

Loan Modification Anatomy

Many homeowners ask about the criteria for obtaining a loan modification through their existing lender. I have successfully assisted dozens of borrowers in obtaining modifications. This article will summarize some of the key characteristics of a successful loan modification request. However, before proceeding through these steps, borrowers may wish to contact their lender about a… Continue Reading

National Mortgage Settlement & Colorado Homeowners

What the National Mortgage Settlement Means for Colorado Homeowners The National Mortgage Settlement is an agreement between five of the largest residential mortgage loan servicers and a coalition of state attorneys general and federal agencies that resolves violations in the way the banks handled loan modifications and foreclosures. The Settlement is designed to compensate borrowers… Continue Reading

The “Produce the Note” Foreclosure Defense in Colorado

Co-Author:  Tasha J. Power, Esq. Question: I have seen news reports explaining that banks and other mortgage lenders need to produce the original signed promissory note if the lender is going to foreclose on a piece of real estate. I’ve also heard that many lenders can’t produce the original promissory notes. Can I demand that… Continue Reading