August 2009

Willy from Las Vegas, NV 

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hi, I saw you yesterday on C-SPAN. I really enjoyed it and would like to get in touch with you for any news about real estate. I have a property in Las Vegas and it's under water...way under... Don't know really where to go for advise..very confusing situation... I think I will walk away and start a...

marc goldstein from huntington, NY 

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2 Questions: At what point will investment properties cash flow??? I seems to me that investors bought properties that had no yield and bled cash - and the justification for buying them was that they would keep going up in value.....That said, is there an opportunity to set up a Limited Partne...

April from Fort Myers, FL 

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009

Hello Shari:My legal representation in this foreclosure action seems to have failed me so far. In March I retained an attorney who promised an "excellent" result if the appraisal of the property came in at or below the amount of the mortgage and the appraisal came in almost $100,000 less than the ...

Michael A. D'Amelio, President, The Continental G from San Diego, CA 

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009

Shari— I viewed the presentation you gave in Ft. Lauderdale on C-SPAN-2 this evening. I really enjoyed it. I’m a developer, an affordable housing policy adviser to the City of San Diego and the owner of a firm specializing in the work out of distressed commercial assets (Class A residential ...

Connie from San Diego, CA 

Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009

I have two 'investment properties' in which both tenants had to move out because of financial problems and I have not been able to find new tenant and cannot bear the expense of the mortgage and the association dues that accompany both the New York City co-op and the Park City Utah condominium. I us...

J from New Port Richey, FL 

Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009

From predatory lending to non responses my situation includes all. We owned our home and bought it with cash so we did NOT take on more than we could chew. However, due to very expensive adoptions including cars and educations for children we decided against a bankruptcy as our savings were gone...

Ron from Johns Creek, GA 

Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hello Shari, I saw your recent interview on C-span 2, and found it very informative. I too am looking for help. I've spent 26 years in the automobile business and have been laid off. I need advice as to how to handle modification, which I have applied for and have no answer after 4 months. Also, I n...

Samuel from Coconut Creek, FL 

Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009

I saw you on channel 10 last Saturday and am wondering can you tell me what difference it makes on my credit report for a foreclosure or a deed in lieu of foreclosure? My bank does not want to take a deed but my wife says, so wht why bother....

Jenna from Cooper City, FL 

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009

I heard you explain the forclosure process on chan 10. but im being foreclosued and i just got a letter about mediation, that is that. can you please explain it?...

Bertram from Hollywood, FL 

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My wife saw you on chanel 10 and wrote down this website. she said you were also on cnbc as a economic crisis correspondant and maybe you can help us. We are both teachers. Our loan will be adjusting in two years. When we bought the broker told us we could just get a new loan when the rate on this...

Alexander from Miaramar, FL 

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I've been hearing a lot about banks not wanting to modify my mortgage because they'll make more money of they foreclosure on me. Is this true? How are some people able to get modifications then? Should I even bother trying?...

N.Y. from Miami, FL 

Posted on Saturday, August 08, 2009

Shari, Thanks for the excellent book. I have read it thoroughly and will keep using it as a reference in the future. I am about to default on my mortgage for a condo in miami beach. I have been working with the bank to settle on a deed in lieu for the past 3 months. The bank in question is Wells Far...

James R. Stout from Las Vegas, NV 

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2009

I saw your article in the Sun. I practice mortgage litigation in Las Vegas. I also have a blog called Nevada Foreclosure Mediation ...

Lisa from Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2009

I was wondering if you have any thoughts on what borrower foreclosure defense attorneys? I really don’t know what attorneys are truly handling and having luck getting through to lenders in lieu of litigation. I know that many have been assisting borrowers for a few years with negotiating loan mods ...

Jay from Anonymous, NY 

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2009

Thanks for your thoughts on the CSPAN program. ...

Fay from Anonymous, NY 

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2009

Just saw your 5/09 preesentation via BookTV on C-SPAN that aired this afternoon. Not many folks you can trust out there these days but I read you as trustworthy. I have good credit for now (FICO 720) and a good credit history but am recently on unemployment due to RIF and economy. I am struggling t...

Suzanne from Anonymous, NY 

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2009

I need help. In spite of my best efforts, including my sending monies to cover mortgage payments, Wells Fargo has proceeded with a foreclosure and sale of the house in which my bedridden sister and I live. I have been trying to work this out since March. I am desperate. ...

junny from short hills, NJ 

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2009

My family is going through a foreclosure right now. We love your book, Foreclosure Nation, and were wondering if you had any recommendations for foreclosure defense attorneys in northern New Jersey. Thank you for your wonderful work!...

Joe Giarratano from Beaumont, TX 

Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009

I have just watched your excellent presentation on CSPAN. (I know it originally was done back in May.) I certainly plan to purchase your book, "Foreclosure Nation." I was especially struck by your statement about how our sociological changes, what we are willing to accept today vs decades ago, are p...

Julye Raycraft from Cedarville, MI 

Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009

After watching Ms. Shari Olefson on BookTv, I thought that maybe there is a chance to save my deceased sister's dream houses in Fort Myers. My sister,Lynda Brisbois,worked as a J . A. in Lee County. She had a vision to provide housing for single, nontraditional women and families. She worked hard...

Jackie from Tampa, FL 

Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009

I hesitated to send you this as I know you are quite busy but, having seen you on Booktv, I think you will be interested. Back in the eighties we moved to Temple Terrace, a bedroom town of Tampa. We picked out a house in the lower price range. We could have paid cash but that would have r...

Andrew from Hollywood, FL 

Posted on Sunday, August 02, 2009

Good morning, I recently saw your book's spot on the Saturday morning news. My home is currently being lost to foreclosure action. My wife and I would like to save our home. Is there someone that I can speak to, to get a direction to moves toward in saving our home. ...

ORLANDO from Pembroke Pines, FL 

Posted on Sunday, August 02, 2009

Good morning, I come to you this morning hopping that I will be able to sleep better at night with out the fear of loosing my home, I don't know were I went wrong but I'm hopping that you will be able to help me. I have been going through some rough times for the past 11 months I was unemployed w...