Foreclosure Law Firm Butler & Hosch Shuts Down

Butler & Hosch, one of the nations largest foreclosure law firms shut their doors last week. The Firm, founded in 1972, had offices in multiple states and was handling up to 60,000 foreclosure cases when it closed. The employees were notified of the closing on May 14 through a memo issued by Bob Hosch, CEO of the firm,…

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Ryan Griffith, an Experienced Litigator, Joins The Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo, PC

Ryan Griffith, an experienced litigator, joins The Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo, PC. Originally from Southern California, Ryan pursued his undergraduate studies at California State Univerity, Chico. After earning his B.A., Ryan went on to play professional basketball in China and worked as a paralegal in the New York City Attorney’s Office. When he…

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Judge finds in Favor of Homeowners in Case Against Citibank

A colleague of the Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo and founder of Foreclosure Defense Nationwide¸ Jeff Barnes, Esq., was successful in Florida Circuit Court where the Judge ruled in favor of the homeowners in a securitization case where Citibank was the “indenture trustee” for a Bear Stearns securitization. The homeowners’ expert witness Richard Kahn,…

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Obama Announces Measure to Lower Mortgage Insurance Rates

In an effort to help the housing market, Mr. Obama announced his decision to introduce a measure to lower mortgage insurance rates on federally issued mortgages. The new measure Measure is intended to aide hundreds of thousands of people across the country purchase homes.  The measure could offer savings of around $900 for each home buyer…

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State of New York awarded $150 million dollars in Foreclosure Settlement

Ocwen, an Atlanta-based firm, will pay New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) $150 million awarded due to their wrongful foreclosure activity. According to a court filing, the lawsuit accused Ocwen of commiting fraud by overcharging borrowers in order to drive up its own profits.  The suit stated that Ocwen’s practices “exemplify how America’s lending…

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency Announces New Post Foreclosure Policy

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced a new policy allowing homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure the opportunity to buy their properties back at current market value if the properties are owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a big step forward as previously the policy required the owners to…

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Foreclosures on the Rise

According to CNBC, the number of borrowers losing their homes is rising again. 123,109 properties were reported to be in some state of foreclosure during the month of October representing a 15% increase from September. At The Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo, we represent homeowners who are being foreclosed upon by financial institutions that are…

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Every Day, Another Home Disappears into Foreclosure

The reality of foreclosure litigation: If you have been threatened with foreclosure you need to know that the latest foreclosure laws can protect you and your home. For example, it is illegal for a bank to foreclose upon you if you are in an active loan modification review. Also, did you know that Under the…

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Save Your Home Conference

Jason W. Estavillo will be manning the FDN booth along with three other foreclosure experts at The Save Your Home America alliance conference this Saturday. The conference is being held in the Los Angeles Fairplex (in the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds complex) on October 25, 2014 from 9:00am to 6:00pm Come by to get all…

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Are you an active Servicemember with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard?   Are you or a dependent facing a foreclosure of your personal residence? Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) your primary residence cannot be foreclosed upon while you are on active duty. Your home cannot be foreclosed upon…

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