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Ward and Smith, P.A.

My Note and Deed of Trust Have Different Dates. Do I Have a Problem?

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Consider this scenario: You loan money to a borrower. You intend to secure the loan with a deed of trust encumbering real property. Your borrower signs a promissory note dated November 7, 2006. But your deed of trust is...more

Snell & Wilmer

Everyone Wins When a Foreclosure Sale Generates Excess Proceeds

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When a foreclosure sale generates more money than needed to pay off the lien, the excess proceeds usually go first to creditors in the order of their priority, and second to the owner after creditors are paid in full. So, in...more

Snell & Wilmer

Not so Fast! How Does Revoking Acceleration of a Note Impact the Statute of Limitations?

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Lenders routinely accelerate notes after a default occurs, calling the entire loan due immediately. Less regularly, a lender may change its mind and unilaterally revoke the acceleration. Rarely, however, does a lender fail to...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

The Wrong Way for a Trustee to Interplead Foreclosure Sale Proceeds

Like most jurisdictions, California allows for “interpleader” actions, where a party holding funds that it has no interest in can deposit the funds with the court and force other parties with conflicting claims to the funds...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Colorado Amends Provisions Related to Foreclosure Sales for Properties Encumbered by Deeds of Trust

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Colorado has enacted House Bill 1254, which modifies and clarifies aspects of the foreclosure process for properties that are encumbered by deeds of trust. Among other things, the bill does the following....more

Gray Reed & McGraw

Foreclosure Included the Minerals Because the Documents Say So

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In XTO Energy v. EOG Resources, a title dispute over the mineral estate in 1,653 acres in Atascosa and McMullen counties, Texas, the loser tried both, to no avail....more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

New Decision from the D.C. Court of Appeals Recognizes Additional Defenses to HOA Super-Priority Lien Statute

As we noted in last week’s blog post, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a decision on March 1, 2018, that created a new wave of uncertainty for lenders with loans secured by deeds of trust on condominium units...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

HOA Super-Priority Lien Law Preempted by Federal Statute

Given the significant role Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have in the national housing market, it is unsurprising that both have become embroiled in the Nevada HOA super-priority lien litigation. Since July 2008 – well before the...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Fourth Circuit Asked to Rule on Whether Mortgage Retroactively Incorporates Federal Servicing Requirements

A recent appeal to the Fourth Circuit may shed light on whether Virginia borrowers can assert federal mortgage servicing requirements as a defense to foreclosure when the mortgage instrument pre-dates the federal requirement....more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

What Does a Senior Lienholder Get When a Junior Lienholder Forecloses?

What does a senior lienholder get when a junior lienholder non-judicially forecloses on the property and the sale results in “surplus funds” that exceed the amount of the junior lien?...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Title Insurance Covers That Foreclosure Problem, Right?

In the minds of many buyers of distressed properties at foreclosure sales, the existence of ANY title insurance policy relating to the property — even if the buyer is not the insured — is seen as a “cure-all” for anything...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Your Foreclosure Hearing Just Got More Crowded

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On August 30, 2017, an amendment to North Carolina’s foreclosure statutes took immediate effect. The amended statute, Section 45-10, concerns substitute trustees under a deed of trust. As amended, Section 45-10 now prohibits...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

A Void Default Judgment Is No Way To Establish Title

In a post from March of this year — Even a “Bona Fide Purchaser” Can’t Rely on a Void Judgment — we reviewed the recent decision from California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal, OC Interior Services, LLC v. Nationstar...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Recording a Trustee’s Deed is Privileged Under CA Civil Code Section 47

California law is pretty clear that the recordation of a notice of default and notice of sale — two key documents that are a prerequisite to a nonjudicial foreclosure sale (aka trustee’s sale) — are privileged and cannot form...more

Allen Matkins

Transfer To Non-Existent Corporation Held To Be A Transfer Nonetheless

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Sometimes, the law is just weird. The case of PGA West Residential Ass’n, Inc. v. Hulven Int’l, Inc., Cal. Ct. App. Case No. E064270 (Aug. 9, 2017) is weirder than most. The lawsuit alleged that the defendant had tried to...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

When the Same Lender Has Both a Senior and Junior Deed of Trust….

If the same lender has both a senior and junior deed of trust on the same security property, can that lender foreclose on the senior lien by trustee’s sale, and then sue the debtor personally for the junior debt?...more

Snell & Wilmer

Recent Arizona Commercial Law Cases

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Over the last few months there have been several significant commercial law cases in Arizona. These have included four Court of Appeals and three Supreme Court cases, each addressing common loan document provisions and...more

Snell & Wilmer

Conflicts of Laws, Deficiency Actions, and Statutes of Limitations – Oh My!

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What law governs a deficiency action if the choice-of-law provisions in the note and deed of trust conflict? The Arizona Court of Appeals answered that very question in ZB, N.A. v. Hoeller, No. 1 CA-CV 16-0071 (Ct. App. April...more

Snell & Wilmer

Landlords Beware: Subordination Agreements

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In the recent Arizona Court of Appeals case Earle Investments, LLC v. Southern Desert Medical Center Partners, 762 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 12 (2017), the Court of Appeals addressed the question of the scope of a subordination...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Nev. Supreme Court Holds HOA Foreclosure Statute Constitutional, Splits with Ninth Circuit

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The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Nevada's pre-2015 statutory scheme for homeowners association (HOA) foreclosures. This decision contradicts the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' conclusion that the...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The Super-Priority Saga Continues – Nevada Supreme Court Holds That NRS 116’s Notice Provisions Are Constitutional

The Ninth Circuit sent shockwaves through the mortgage industry when it held that NRS 116—the statute allowing an HOA to impose a nominal super-priority lien that can extinguish a senior deed of trust when foreclosed—was...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Foreclosures in North Carolina - Say Goodbye to Discovery and Res Judicata

Late December is a time of family, mistletoe and “presents under the tree.” It’s not usually the time when minds switch to the specifics of foreclosure procedure. Yet just before they retired for their Christmas break, the...more

K&L Gates LLP

Leave the “Tow Truck Guy” Alone: The Ninth Circuit Rules Foreclosure of a Deed of Trust Is Not Debt Collection

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The Ninth Circuit recently clarified when a trustee of a deed of trust acts as a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). In a break from other courts of appeal, the Ninth Circuit held that when...more

Blank Rome LLP

Ninth Circuit Holds Non-Judicial Foreclosure of Deed of Trust Is Not Debt Collection under the FDCPA

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Action Item: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirms that activities incident to the non-judicial foreclosure of a deed of trust under California state law is not “debt collection” within the scope of...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

District Court Holds That a Late Assignment to a Securitized Trust Is Voidable, Not Void, and Does Not Permit a Claim for Wrongful...

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has issued an opinion in Spangler v. Selene Finance, LP, rejecting a borrower’s allegation that an assignment of a deed of trust recorded after a foreclosure...more

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