Posted by David M. Petrovich on April 14, 1999 at 12:12:33:
Thanks for your comment, Bill. And while I appreciate the time you took to read my response,(I don’t recall if I addressed deficiency other than to say that the VA eligibility would be suspended if the loan were not repaid in full) I hope that you will also appreciate my platform. As I had responded privately to D. Alexander, my interest is to preserve and further the ‘best interest’ of the financially distressed, less financially sophisticated, foreclosed homeowner.
I don’t know where you hail from, Bill, but here in New Jersey there is a proliferation of ‘real estate scamsters’ utilizing predatory lending practices, equity skimming, and deed stealing techniques designed to profit at the expense of the aforementioned class of homeowners. I cannot condone that.
A handful of local subprime lenders with direct ties to Wall Street have had their records seized, and their offices closed by Federal officials. Also, 4 state licensed real estate appraisers have lost their license, one is now in jail. There are hundreds of displaced families who, having misplaced their trust in slick talking ‘investors’ are now left holding a very, very, empty bag.
My post was not intended for the investors who have a demonstrated integrity. It was aimed at the scores of inexperienced who are following boilerplate instruction manuals… wasting valuable and precious time, time that could have been used to help implement home saving techniques.
Furthermore, Bill, I’m very comfortable in saying that I am qualified to offer an opinion in this area. If, as you say, my advice is ‘off center’ than perhaps it comes as a direct observation of the injustices that I have seen inflicted upon the unwary.
That’s where I’m coming from, Bill.