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Emergency Information Apps for Cell Phones

Posted by Julia C. McKillop | Aug 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the age of technology that we live in, there are some very useful apps that allow you to communicate to first responders and medical professionals the people that you want notified if something happens to you and vital health information about you. Since most of us almost always have our cell phones on us, it makes sense to take full advantage of one of these apps.

The Foreclosure Lull

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Aug 26, 2015 | 1 Comments

Much noise has been made over the lull in foreclosures over the last six months. No doubt that new foreclosure filings have been down the last three months. This is good news, right? Not necessarily. First, if you're facing foreclosure, there's nothing reassuring about a general downturn in fili...

Foreclosure mil closes - Butler & Hosch Law Firm is Finished

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two or three times every year, another mid-to-large size foreclosure mill bites the dust. It's happened again with the closing of the firm Butler & Hosch.  Here's the story from Housingwire.com: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/33919-after-nearly-35-years-in-business-mortgage-law-firm-but...

Good Foreclosure Attorneys Horrified by Paul Pysczynski

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Apr 23, 2015 | 1 Comments

Good foreclosure defense attorneys are here ready to help you. I'm glad to be one of the good guys, defending our clients' rights against foreclosure and bringing hope to those who need it. Then, every once in a while I see a villanous defense attorney like Paul A. Pysczynski pop up, and I'm hor...

Interest rates are Crashing - Time for Hope and Fear

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Jan 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you watch the national and global markets, like I do, then you are noticing warning signs pointing to a troublesome 2015 for businesses big and small. There's reason to hope and to fear in this market. Interest rates on government bonds, all across the board, are crashing to lows that we have...

The Third Rule of Foreclosure Defense - Start with Plan B

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Jan 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

We've been covering the Rules for Foreclosure. These are a set of principles that all foreclosure clients should adopt to get the best results from their foreclosure crisis. We've learned what works and what doesn't work for our happiest clients - these rules are what works. The First Rule: Get ...

It's official - HAMP program is a bust!

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thank goodness this charade is starting to be exposed. The federal government's Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, has misled hundreds of thousands of underwater homeowners into continuing to pay for houses they can't afford. Passed in 2009 and hyped by President Obama as a plan to "...

The Second Rule of Foreclosure (and it isn't Hire a Lawyer)

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Jan 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Rules of Foreclosure are universal guides to get you through foreclosure and into a better financial life. This is what it takes for you to get the best result out of a bad situation. Our most successful foreclosure clients follow these rules, and you should too. Last week we talked about...

The First Rule of Foreclosure (and it's not "Hire a Lawyer")

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Jan 16, 2015 | 1 Comments

Foreclosure time is crisis time. Plain and simple. If you are facing foreclosure you know this. You feel it daily, even hourly. There's one step that everyone facing foreclosure needs to take, first thing, before anything. Do this step before going to bed tonight. Do this step before watching Ne...

Foreclosure Scam Artists Still Plague Sarasota area

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Oct 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

It's a long running theme with a new twist - foreclosure scam artists defrauding homeowners at their weakest point. Scam artists have been targeting area homeowners since the start of the foreclosure crisis in 2008. Usually these scam artists are easy to spot if you know what to look for. Here's...

Sarasota foreclosure rate still one of highest in the nation

Posted by H. Daniel McKillop | Oct 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Sarasota/Manatee region is still plagued with one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. The latest data from Realtytrac shows our region is 16th in the country for foreclosure. From this morning's article in the Herald Tribune by John Hielscher: In September, lenders filed 995 f...

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