Foreclosure Article


The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act generally allows taxpayers to exclude income from the discharge of debt on their principal residence. Debt reduced through mortgage restructuring, as well as mortgage debt forgiven in connection with a foreclosure, qualifies for the relief.  Restrictions and rules apply to the act. For example the debt forgiven must have taken place between 2007 through 2014. 

For more information about the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act please visit the website of the Internal Revenue Service.


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  • I have a trustee sale date on my house 10/10/2013. Have a review for the Dept. of Justice modification still in review. Have had 9+ letter/certificates from (Proper name redacted) , paperwork has been filed with the maricopa County Recorders office as well of Foreclosure listed on my credit report. I am job hunting as well and many employers put in requirements a credit check so this makes it even more difficult for employment. I want to keep my home and receive an "affordable" modification ,not one which is higher than my original payment. Please advise help for me. Thankyou...
  • If my spouse bought a home that is most likely going into foreclosure. I was not involved in any way for the purchase of this property nor am I on the title. I do however pay the mortgage on this property. If this goes to foreclosure, can the lender come after me for any reason?
  • We own a unit in a condo complex that is being foreclosed upon as a whole. We need to know if we have any recourse for the loss of our investment and how this will affect our credit rating.
  • I just found out the house I'm renting is in foreclosure. My daughter is attending school in the area too. Do I have any rights or am I just stick waiting to see what happens? Do I pay rent? Thank You!
  • If house is foreclosed on, what does the new owner need to provide to the old owner and how long does the the old owner have to get out by law?
  • how long does the foreclosure process take before you're kicked out of your home completely?
  • We received a tro from district court on our foreclosure it was mysteriously remanded to state court then dismissed by state court we are under appeal to 9th circuit. It turns out opposing counsel clerked for judge at the AZ supreme court and US court of appeals for the ninth circuit. Neither the judge or opposing counsel disclosed there past relationship! Is this not a conflict of interest? Is the judge not required to disclose there past relationship? Is the lawyer not required to disclose there past relationship? Is it of any use in a dismissal?
  • WHAT IS THE LAW THAT STOPS EVICTION BY BOTH THE NEW OWNER OF THE FORECLOSED EQUITABLE TITLE AND THE SERVICING BANK?
  • After foreclosure involving a single family residence the new owner filed an unlawful detainer action against the tenants who had no rental agreement after serving them with a 90 day notice to quit. The tenants refuse to move and have not paid rent.They only had a month to month oral agreement with the former owner. One of the tenants claims that he is on parole and cannot be evicted. Is this a valid defense to the UD action?
  • I have a land contract on a mobile home but do not have the title. The current is in serious default (10 months). Do I foreclose, get a judgement on the loan or get lien? Is this something I can do or do I really need and attorney? If it matters the amount due is about $11,500. Thanks!

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