Albany’s “foreclosure intervention” bill confuses me

There’s legislation ongoing in Albany, NY, that will allow judges to postpone foreclosure proceeding and modify interest rates on mortgage notes of subprime borrowers. The Wall Street Journal contends in an editorial that this is “pols … taking a whack at bank balance sheets” by giving judges the authority to put off foreclosure proceedings for […]

“And on your right we have this beautiful three-bedroom…”

Banks are hurting as foreclosures turn into non-performing and expensive real estate owned. Homeowners are hurting because they’re losing equity, or losing their homes and their credit rating. Neighbors are hurting because their property values are getting dinged, even though they’re paying their mortgage on time. Cities are hurting because vacant homes don’t usually attract […]