Huffington Post: 2,500 Homeowners Put In Foreclosure While Awaiting Mortgage Modifications: Attorneys

Well, big surprise. You’ve filed for a mortgage modification but you’ve stopped making your mortgage payments. Now you are surprised your bank is still foreclosing on you?

Life does not end just because you’ve filed for a mortgage modification. Would you expect your cell phone company to stop expecting its payment every month? What about your car dealership?

My heart does not bleed for people who bought more mortgage than they could afford. I don’t feel bad about people getting foreclosed on after they stopped making their mortgage payments.

The Huffington Post loves this kind of victimhood mentality:

Banks have started foreclosures on more than 2,500 homeowners still in the process of applying for mortgage modifications, according to a new survey of 96 consumer attorneys.

“People every single day are being put into foreclosure while they’re waiting for modifications,” said Ira Rheingold, director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, which conducted the survey in November with the National Consumer Law Center. “It’s all related to the broken mortgage servicing system.”

The mortgage-servicing system found itself in the spotlight this fall when employees at big banks admitted in sworn depositions to signing off on foreclosure filings without verifying any of the information. Banks and the government have insisted it’s just a paperwork problem and no homeowners have been harmed.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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