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My blog is not to be used as tax, legal, financial or any other business or personal advice. It is simply a forum where I discuss issues that come up in my daily practice so I can reflect on them.

Lately, I have been seeing more lending violations that have occured over the past 2 years. I believe during the lending, refinance, real estate boom/craze, lenders cut a lot of corners. Yes, you can bet that there are now a slew of regulations attorneys can choose from to bring a cause of action against a lender. I think this issue is analogous to the stock boom of the 90’s and the resulting litigation that occured following the boom because the financial institutions and the accountants decided to cut corners. The same thing is happening now because many lenders and their local mortgage broker arms pushed many many deals through the closing process; and yes they took advantage of many people who did not understand the loan product they were buying. Be wary of aggressive loan products and read the fine print or you could find yourself with a foreclosure notice on your door.