fraud: Real Estate Law firm serving California and Arizona clients - 08/24/13 10:13 AM
About me:
Hi, and welcome to my ActiveRain Page.  I am an attorney licensed to practice law in California (#232337) and Arizona (#025911).  I have also previously earned a real estate brokers license in both states and I have industry experience in residential and commercial real estate sales and mortgage lending.  My firm practices primarily in the area of Business, Real Estate and Social Medial Law with a strong focus and background serving real estate professionals in a wide variety of legal matters from contracts, to corporate advisory, to high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts.  
A good deal of … (0 comments)

fraud: California financial elder abuse law in the real estate context - 08/18/12 05:01 PM
To visit our main corporate website go to SeniorCareAttorneys.com  The following blog was authored by Steve Vondran, Esq., licensed to practice law in CA and AZ.
Financial Elder Abuse Cases in California in the Real Estate context
This blog provides general legal information regarding the topic of financial elder abuse in California, with a focus on cases involving real estate law.  We are seeing more and more applications of California’s financial elder abuse and dependent adult law that arise in a variety of real estate contexts.  This is the first in several publications addressing the issue of elder abuse.
As many people know, … (8 comments)

fraud: California passes new law boosting homeowner rights in foreclosure - 08/10/12 02:27 AM
 

This is just a quick update, you may have seen it already, but you may want to be aware of it if you have clients facing foreclosure or short sale.  There are new rights which will go into effect on January 1, 2013 which are set forth in the "CALIFORNIA HOMEOWNERS BILL OF RIGHTS"
This law seeks to bring more transparency into the loss mitigiation process and seeks to help borrowers NOT have to deal with multiple contacts at the lender and loan servicer's office (which lead to inconsistent updates, lost documents, blame shifting etc.) and prevents dual tracking … (2 comments)

fraud: unlicensed Loan modification company and mortgage loan auditors alert - 07/22/12 12:30 PM

If you are in the State of California and you DO NOT HAVE A CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE LICENSE, according to the California Department of Real Estate you are engaged in unlincensed activity.  The DRE considers loan modification activity (soliciting and negotiating loan modifications) to be a licensed activity requiring a real estate license.  If advance fees are collected, then an advance fee agreement, trust account, and other requirements must be met.
We have recently learned through one case my firm has handled (we handle DRE audit, investgation and accusation cases) that peforming forensic loan audits in connection with providing loan … (1 comments)

fraud: What are some grounds to try to obtain a TRO or injunction to stop a foreclosure in California? - 07/16/12 09:46 AM
 

SHOULD YOU TRUST YOUR LENDER OR LOAN SERVICER TO NOT FORECLOSE ON YOUR OR IS THE TRO INJUNCTION THE ANSWER?
As we always tell California homeowners, DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR SALE DATE TO CHALLENGE YOUR LENDER OR LOAN SERVICER WHO IS SEEKING TO FORECLOSE ON YOU.  Sometimes (or should I say many times) California homeowners will be trusting that their lender or loan servicer will come trhough with the final solution, short sale, or loan modification, and then the homeowner gets the shock of a lifetime when someone knocks on their door and informs them that their house … (0 comments)

fraud: Are forensic and securitized loan audits licensed real estate activity - 07/16/12 09:43 AM
California Business and Professions Code Section 10130: Under California B&P 10130:
 
  “It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business, act in the capacity of, advertise or assume to act as a real estate broker or a real estate salesman within this state without first obtaining a real estate license from the department.  (emphasis added)
 
  The commissioner may prefer a complaint for violation of this section before any court of competent jurisdiction, and the commissioner and his counsel, deputies or assistants may assist in presenting the law or facts at the trial.
 
  It is the duty … (1 comments)

fraud: Cashing in on Broker Fraud or Trust Fund conversion with the California DRE consumer Recovery Account! - 03/06/12 09:29 PM
ATTORNEY STEVE’S TOP 12 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA DRE CONSUMER RECOVERY ACCOUNT
Steve Vondran is a real estate lawyer serving clients throughout California.  We also have an office in Phoenix, Arizona.  Call us at (877) 276-5084.
Introduction
Okay, here’s the situation.  You got into a dealing with a California real estate licensee (broker or salesperson) in a transaction requiring a real estate license (for example a mortgage loan refinance, or purchase or sale of a residential or commercial property).   During the transaction, let’s say the broker commits various acts of intentional fraud (ex. intentionally failing to disclose serious defects … (3 comments)

fraud: Truth in Lending ("TILA") rescission......you only have three years to rescind your loan after "consummation," but when does the CLOCK begin to run? - 01/11/11 05:32 AM

The following is an overview of a few cases I was looking at in the area of Truth in Lending ("TILA") law.  We get a lot of questions about when TILA three years begins to run.  THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE.  RATHER THESE ARE A FEW CASES THAT DISCUSS TILA RESCISSION, AND GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS OF SOME OF THE CASES OUT THERE.  PLEASE CONSULT A LITIGATION ATTORNEY BEFORE FILING A CIVIL LAWSUIT FOR TRO OR INJUNCTION.  
The general rule you will normally see in regard to TILA 3 year right … (2 comments)

fraud: Can you challenge "title" in an Arizona unlawful detainer (forcible entry and detainer) action? - 11/10/10 02:06 AM
PART ONE of TWO PART SERIES (part two can be found here)
ARIZONA LANDLORD TENANT LAW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - HOMEOWNER RIGHTS FOLLOWING FORECLOSURE.  CAN YOU CHALLENGE THEIR LEGAL TITLE IN A FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER ("FED") ACTION?
 
COMMON FORECLOSURE SCENARIO: You were trying to work out a loan modification, and the lender/loan servicer and their offshore call center agents tell you that you are okay, that the house won't be sold, and then the sale date is extended.  You trust them and rely on what they are saying.  Then, you get the knock on the door "your house … (0 comments)

fraud: illegal loan modification companies should be shut down and attorney fees can be awarded to the successful plaintiff - 04/07/09 05:07 AM
The following is general legal information only and not intended to serve as legal advice or a substitute for legal advice.  For specific questions, please contact an attorney.      
Steven C. Vondran, Esq. can be reached at steve@vondranlaw.com.  He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and California.
Introduction
Lately we have been dealing with several homeowners who have been victimized by illegal loan modification companies (companies that do not have a DRE approved advance fee agreement, meaning they have not received a letter of non-objection from the California Department of Real Estate if accepting advance fees from California Homeowners for performing or … (1 comments)

 
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