The Hawaii legislature in 2018 started off wanting to make it a “Felony” if you rented a room in your home short term without the required licensing. Most folks are all for the necessary permit and, of course, paying the taxes. But making a vacation rental violation a felony – well, that went a bit too far.
Sometimes it feels like state and federal legislators don’t have a clue about what real-life Americans face every day. Legislators have always had a paycheck, even during the 2008 meltdown. While many folks were losing their homes, banks offered sweet refinance and payoff deals to legislators all over the country. Average homeowners couldn’t get a refinance or modification from 2008 through 2012 because the banks told them to miss 3 payments to qualify for HAMP and then denied homeowners the opportunity to reinstate their loan – because they were unknowingly in DEFAULT. Continue reading →
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 3 PM HST
Upcoming Discussion for Sunday’s THE FORECLOSURE HOUR
Sundays: 3 pm (HST) Click HERE to listen.
Homeowners in growing numbers lately, even pro se, have suddenly been defeating summary judgment in foreclosure proceedings or securing appellate reversals of prior summary judgments remanded for trial.
As our listeners know, there are many foolproof ways of challenging the validity of default notices, general loan ledgers, and ownership of promissory notes at filing inception, which we have addressed on prior shows, one or more usually sufficient to defeat summary judgments once you know how easily it can be done, depending of course always on how knowledgeable your foreclosure Judge is. Continue reading →
On the Foreclosure Hour broadcast last Sunday on Honolulu’s KHVH radio, Host and top-rated Foreclosure Defense Attorney, Gary Dubin, received a call from the North Pole. It was from Santa Claus!
It appears Santa may be the victim of a wrongful foreclosure.
Santa told Mr. Dubin that he received a notice from the Bank of the North Pole that there had been a foreclosure and the bank was evicting the Claus family from their 200-year-old home.
Santa sounded quite panicked because the notice said that the bank would be changing the locks at noon on December 25th… on Christmas Day! Santa didn’t know at this point whether he could leave the North Pole on Christmas Eve to deliver presents and stated he might have to cancel Christmas. Santa pleaded with Gary Dubin for help.
A Year-End Special: Firsthand Comments and Experiences of Our Listeners Battling Foreclosures Nationwide
This Sunday’s Show will air in Hawaii at 2:00 p.m. (HST) instead 3:00 p.m., its otherwise regular time. Honolulu KHVH Radio & Internet. The Foreclosure Hour
John and I receive thousands of letters, emails, and voice mail messages annually from our listeners from just about every State and some foreign countries, detailing their personal experiences trying to fend off foreclosures and evictions.
Time limitations naturally permit us to personally respond to only a few.
We thought that we would, therefore, start a new tradition by reading some of those experiences on our year-end show(s) enabling us to respond in that way to more inquiries. Continue reading →
Nationstar Mortgage v. Akepa Properties — When Is a Foreclosing Plaintiff’s “Lack of Standing” a Jurisdictional Defect and When Is It Not?
For too long most of our courts have cavalierly discriminated against homeowners by consciously or otherwise going out of their way to protect foreclosing plaintiffs, applying legal doctrines against mortgagors differently than in other areas of the law. Continue reading →
In May 2017, US Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, confirmed GSE Sweeps May Have Funded Obamacare. The meaning of this significant confirmation went virtually unnoticed by homeowners, their attorneys, and lawmakers for several reasons. The top of the list is the mainstream media suppression.
No matter what side of the political aisle you stand on, if you are a homeowner in or facing foreclosure – or if you lost your home since 2008, or are an investor in the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), Fannie and the Treasury Continue reading →
Why Homeowners Should Be Allowed To Use a Writ of Mandamus Against a Foreclosure Judge Ruling Contrary to State Court Appellate Precedent.
One of the most important and well-recognized responsibilities of an appellate court is to effectively supervise lower courts in order to foster not only correctness and uniformity in judicial decision making but also adherence to its appellate opinions.
Historically there were two distinct means of achieving such effective supervision, notices of appeal and mandamus writ petitions, the latter a much quicker appellate procedure, yet more recently appellate review has become favored over mandamus review for numerous institutional reasons. Continue reading →
The Rule Ritual: Revealing for the First Time the Centuries Long Hidden Linguistic Origin of Rule Enterprise Reasoning Misleading Today’s Foreclosure Courts
The Foreclosure Hourthis Sunday turns attention away from individual cases to share with listeners some original basic research.
We will for the first time anywhere reveal new insight into the foreclosure crisis by challenging the basic philosophy behind the traditional legal reasoning of American Courts and hence of the entire legal profession.
On this Sunday’s live show we will explore the deep-seated, heretofore unseen semantic causes of the foreclosure crisis and the even Continue reading →
Foreclosure Hour Workshop #28: Bank of America v. Reyes-Toledo —
An Important Starting Point for Exposing “The Great Deception” Hiding Who Is Really Foreclosing on American Homeowners
Hawaii has now joined Connecticut, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Vermont as the result of another recent landmark foreclosure-related decision of the Hawaii Supreme Court, the most comprehensive of its kind yet, adopting the principle that a foreclosing plaintiff has the evidentiary burden to establish its right to enforce a promissory note at the time it commenced its action.
While it might seem to be just common sense proving you own a debt before bringing a collection lawsuit, the right to challenge the ownership of promissory notes in foreclosure Continue reading →
The Coming Public Pension Meltdown: How Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Were Used To Steal Public Pension Funds, Where Did All the Money Go, Who Has Been Covering Up the Theft, and How Every Homeowner Has Been and
Will Be Further Harmed by One of the Biggest Yet Still
Largely Concealed Financial Ripoffs in American History
We all know the devastating effects that the 2008 mortgage crisis has had on the American economy generally and tens of millions of homeowners personally and their families in the United States, while Pontius Pilate-like, federal and state judges and legislators have mostly looked the other way.
We are now faced with a yet even bigger, approaching financial disaster that this Nation’s local and state governments are equally unprepared for: the coming public pension meltdown that the federal government this time lacks the otherwise needed huge financial resources to adequately deal with. Continue reading →