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Repackaging student loan debt into real estate equity

Repackaging student loan debt into real estate equity

In this series, students and industry experts share stories and perspectives from inside the student debt crisis. Share yours here using #StudentDebt. I am a dreamer, but the regular nightmare I experience is student loan debt. When asked how to deal with the growing cost of tuition, I push for a radical approach. As a […]

Disrupting Real Estate

Disrupting Real Estate

How you buy real estate is changing. Forever. This blog is about the two key exponential technologies converging to eliminate the middle-man (i.e. the real estate broker) and the headache of shopping for a home. If you’ve ever shopped for a new house or an apartment, you know the nightmare: dealing with salesy real estate […]

Facing Mortgage Foreclosure: Don’t Jump Ship or Walk Away!

Facing Mortgage Foreclosure: Don’t Jump Ship or Walk Away!

Falling Behind Mortgage Payments A borrower facing foreclosure should not simply walk away from the property. The lender might agree to modify the loan. Often, the lender”s first notice to the defaulting borrower includes information about possible modification or repayment arrangements. That is why it is important for the borrower who stopped making mortgage payments […]

Millennials continue to delay committing to buy a home

Millennials continue to delay committing to buy a home

Some have blamed tighter lending conditions. Others have blamed a difficult job market, underemployment, and/or stubbornly low wages. Another theory is that, having seen the real estate crash of the late 2000s lay waste to lifetimes of hard work and financial discipline for so many, some millennials are gun-shy about making the jump into home […]

What is behind a sudden foreclosure spike.

What is behind a sudden foreclosure spike.

The number of properties with a foreclosure filing, which includes default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, jumped 27 percent in October compared with September, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions. The volume is still down 8 percent from a year ago, but annual drops had been in the double digits all […]