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FEDERAL CFPB VIOLATIONS IN YOUR FORMS

DID YOU HEAR THAT OMINOUS GONG? read more...



SPECIAL ARIZONA UPDATE BULLETIN DECEMBER 2013!

THE ARIZONA ANTI-DEFICIENCY LAW HAS CHANGED! read more...



REAL ESTATE ALERT | SURVIVING THE DODD-FRANK AND CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION ACTs IN 2014

REAL ESTATE ALERT read more...



THE DECEMBER, 2013, EXPIRATION OF TAX ON DEBT-FORGIVENESS UNDER THE AMERICAN TAX RELIEF ACT

THE AMERICAN TAX RELIEF ACT read more...



PART II: THE BLIZZARD OF CONSTRUCTION, REMODEL, FIX-AND-FLIP AND MAINTENANCE DEFECTS AND CLAIMS!

MAINTENANCE DEFECTS AND CLAIMS! read more...



FIRST WAS “OBAMACARE” THEN IT WAS THE “FISCAL CLIFF” AND THE “TAX STANDOFF” THEN FOLLOWED “DODD-FRANK AND THE CFPB CONSPIRACY”

BUT NOW IT’S THE “UDAAP?!” read more...



THE NEW DODD-FRANK/CFPB RULES FOR WRITING SELLER-CARRIES

THEY AWAKEN NEW LISTINGS! read more...



THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW QUALIFIED MORTGAGE

STARTING LATER THIS YEAR, MONEY IS GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE AND HARD TO FIND IF YOUR BUYERS DON'T QUALIFY FOR THE NEW MORTGAGE (AND MOST WON'T) MANDATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT! read more...



And now its the new federal CFPB after the local real estate community?

Flashing badges at a time when the industry is bare, with no industry forms in compliance with it and maybe no E & O insurance for it! read more...



SB 1141 – ANOTHER “POISON PILL” FOR ARIZONA HOMEOWNERS FROM THE SAME BANKS (AND LEGISLATIVE TOADIES) WHO BROUGHT YOU THE THRILLS AN

The Danger of Legislators Who Feel the Need to “Do Something or Anything ‘Legislative’” to be “Politicians,” Forgetting Entirely that their Charge is rather to be “Statesmen” read more...



The Arizona and California Law of Construction Defects: 2013

New Builds” Are Back—And So Are the Defect Lawsuits! read more...



USE (AND ABUSE) OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND CREDIT REPORTS BY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

Real Estate professionals owe duties to develop and transmit full and accurate written credit and financial information. Failure to follow the rules can lead to civil and criminal liability. read more...



MORTGAGE LOAN DEFAULT 2013: HOW LONG WITH THE

As we all pat ourselves on the back for short-selling all of the homes, offices and businesses of most everyone who came to us for guidance with a financial problem over the last six miserable years, let’s also remember that for every buyer who’s “day we made” by giving them a smoking deal and making ourselves a golden commission or fee, it was at the crushing expense of the former owners. At the same time as we wiped out the lives the sellers, we obliterated an asset even more dear for the future of them, us and society: Their “credit lives.” In almost poetic justice, that last tragedy is going to come back to get us all. read more...



AREAA - Speaker Jim Eckley

Asian Real Estate Association of America - Arizona Chapter 2013 President Ceremony & Awards Luncheon Video by Michael Gallaugher, Bennett & Porter Insurance read more...



FEDERAL COMPENSATION FOR BAD BANK PRACTICES EXPIRING!

The Federal Foreclosure Review and Compensation Program for Victims of Wrongful Bank Modifications, Short Sales, Foreclosures and Enforcement Practices: “Toast” as of December 31, 2012! Learn how to make a claim before time runs out! read more...



WHERE'S THE BEEF IN REAL ESTATE IN 2013? Finding and Working with Foreign Investors

Investors from Asia, the Middle-East, North Africa and Canada are eager to pull funds out of troubled countries and investment them in America. The question is: Will your business get any of it? read more...



LEGAL & TAX UPDATES FOR ARIZONA: CHANGES TO ARIZONA ANTI-DEFICIENCY LAWS AND THE EXPIRING MORTGAGE DEBT RELIEF ACT

A review of Arizona Anti-deficiency laws and changes to the laws by Courts in 2012. In addition, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is expiring December 31, 2012 - learn why this may not impact your clients at all! read more...



OWNER-CARRIED FINANCE: PART III - IIIIT'S BACK!

Owner-Carried Finance: Part III - IIIIIIT'S BACK! Now the questions are: Why and for how long? and How can you "quickstart" learning and doing these deals? (It's far easier than you think!) read more...



CURBING BAD BANKS: CHAPTER XIX

Despite Lender Claims to the Contrary, Lenders Cannot Demand that the Debtor Liquidate Exempt Assets or Face Denial of a Workout. It's Against the Law! read more...



The Winsor and Diller Show with Special Guest Famous Speaker and Attorney Jim Eckley

The Winsor and Diller Show with Special Guest Famous Speaker and Attorney Jim Eckley read more...



THE "JOBS ACT" - THE SYNDICATION REVOLUTION OF 2012 IN A NUTSHELL

THE SYNDICATION REVOLUTION OF 2012 read more...



MORE ABOUT “FIREWALLING” ASSETS AND ESTATES: USE OF EXEMPTIONS (The “Recession” Isn’t Over!)

USE OF EXEMPTIONS (The “Recession” Isn’t Over!) read more...



SHORT SALE MALPRACTICE!

Arizona Republic read more...



STATE AND NATIONAL JUDGMENT LEVY AND BANKRUPTCY EXEMPTIONS

STATE AND NATIONAL JUDGMENT LEVY AND BANKRUPTCY EXEMPTIONS read more...



IT’S Q2, 2012 FOR REAL ESTATE: SO WHERE’S THE BEEF!?

SO WHERE’S THE BEEF!? read more...



DEFAMATION LIABILITY!

“...HE SAID THAT SHE SAID THAT THEY SAID...” read more...



SETTLED TODAY, SUED TOMORROW!

WHY YOUR CLIENTS' LOAN WORKOUTS AND SETTLEMENTS WITH THE BANKS IS VOID ONCE THE REGULATORS SHOW UP! read more...



SHORT SALE MALPRACTICE

The Lawsuit Bonanza Against Brokers for 2012 and Beyond!...And How to Keep Your License and Savings Out of It! read more...



MORE AND MORE LIABILITY LIES FROM THE BAD BOY BANKS

The Banks are Pulling those Deal-Killing “Loan Modification Rules and the Deficiency Liability Laws” They Are Quoting You and Your Clients From Two Primary Sources: A Vivid Imagination and Their Rears! read more...



There's Them That Know the Judge and Them That Know the Law

A Shorthand Multi-State Summary of Foreclosure Law to Equalize read more...



And now… THE SECOND WAVE OF BAD NEWS IN REAL ESTATE:

THE BLIZZARD OF CONSTRUCTION, REMODEL, FIX-AND-FLIP AND MAINTENANCE DEFECTS AND CLAIMS! read more...



READING CURRENT MARKET TRENDS:

THE 2011 VERDICT ON SHORT SALES AND OTHER REAL PROPERTY REPATRIATION SYSTEMS read more...



THE MALPRACTICE EXPOSURE FOR AGENTS, INSURERS AND UNDERWRITERS FOR NOT DOING OWNER-CARRIES!

SURVIVING REAL ESTATE MELTDOWN! - Part X read more...



OWNER-CARRIES UNDER THE DODD FRANK ACT

Not "Homicide" but Surely "Attempted Murder" read more...



BEWARE THE “TROJAN HORSE” AT YOUR E-GATE! PART II

PART II read more...



THE BAD BOY BANKS BITE BUNG

AS THE THE VOX POPULI FINALLY STRIKES BACK! read more...



THE TSUNAMI IN REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT!

AND THE NEW “FIREWALL” TECHNIQUES TO FINANCIALLY SURVIVE IT! read more...



THE REAL ESTATE CRASH PART VI: “INVASION OF THE MEN FROM M.A.R.S.

IN JANUARY, 2011, A SPACESHIP FROM M.A.R.S. PASSED MENACINGLY OVER YOUR REAL ESTATE PRACTICE! DID YOU SEE IT OR FEEL IT? YOU WILL! read more...



FEATURED ON SEVRAR NEWS MAGAZINE

THE ONGOING REAL ESTATE DISASTER, PART I: YOUR LIABILITIES AND RIGHTS IN DEBT WORKOUTS read more...



Understanding The Code of Bushido to Avoid Professional and Financial Sepuku

Understanding The Code of Bushido to Avoid Professional and Financial Sepuku read more...



THE ONGOING REAL ESTATE DISASTER, PART IV:

THE ONGOING REAL ESTATE DISASTER, PART IV: BUT…SOME RAYS OF LIGHT FOR A CHANGE! read more...



THE ONGOING REAL ESTATE DISASTER, PART III:

THE ONGOING REAL ESTATE DISASTER, PART III: THE REAL DOUBLE-DIP TO COME “From the “R” Word to the “D” Word—It’s Far, Far From Over” read more...



THE ONGOING REAL ESTATE DISASTER, PART II:

“STRATEGIC DEFAULTS” AND THE COMING MERS FIASCOS - More Banks Lies, More Government Complicity in Your Victimization’” read more...



THE ONGOING REAL ESTATE DISASTER, PART I:

“YOUR LIABILITIES AND RIGHTS IN DEBT WORKOUTS -- The Banks are Not Telling You ‘Straight (And It’s Far Worse Than You Thought)!’” read more...



THE LONG, LONG STALL

THE ONLY "TOLL" IN TOLL BROTHERS IS THE TOLL THIS BUILDER TAKES ON CONSUMER'S PATIENCE AND POCKETBOOKS. East Valley Tribune One couple's saga and suggestion to Toll Brothers on improving its "consumer relations": ANSWER THE PHONE! read more...



THE NEW HOME 30/30 BUILDING INSPECTION IN ARIZONA

A "THIRTY SECOND GLANCE" AT "THIRTY MILES AN HOUR." Consumers learn yet again that in Arizona, their home is a regulatory orphan. ABC Channel 15 read more...



A HOUSE DIVIDED (PART II)

The Retirement Builder Shows What Was Meant When It Sold Defective "Homes for The Golden Years": Your "Years", It's "Gold" read more...



A HOUSE DIVIDED (PART I)

Even in Paradise, It's Sinking Sites in Sedona read more...



HOME CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS IN ARIZONA

AN EXPOSE OF "REGULATORY HOOVERVILLE" read more...



DEL WEBB'S LEGAL ARMIES UNABLE TO MAKE A SILK PURSE FROM A SOW'S EAR

THE SOW'S EAR - HEAVING, CRACKS AND BUILDER EXCUSES Channel 12 - MSNBC read more...



WITHIN THESE WALLS

Within These Walls read more...



FAULTY FOUNDATIONS

Faulty Foundations read more...



CRACKED HOUSES

Homes all over Arizona are falling apart. Blame the bad soil -- and the lousy construction read more...



HOUSE ARREST

A Sun City couple beat Del Webb in court. So why is their house still a mess? read more...



SOILED HANDS

It's no surprise that builders take shortcuts to make money. What might shock you: Government officials -- from regulators to legislators -- do little to stop them read more...



SURVEY SAYS. . .

Are new homes shoddy? Depends who you ask read more...



THROUGH THE CRACKS

Municipal building inspectors may not catch soil problems read more...



HOME OWNERS TO BYPASS DEVELOPERS, SUE BUILDERS

Arizona homeowners don't have to buy directly from builders to sue them for defective work, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in a case with implications for consumers and businesses alike. read more...



THE ARIZONA SUPREME COURT TO THE RESCUE?

Do Arizona home buyers have the right to sue builders for shoddy construction? read more...



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