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What Is a Tax Sale of a Pennsylvania House?

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

All homeowners are familiar with property taxes because they are an unavoidable aspect of home ownership. Some homeowners chose to incorporate the cost of their property taxes into their mortgage payment and have the bank make the tax payment, while others prefer to make the annual payments themselves. However the payments are made, it… Read More »

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Mortgage Assistance Scams

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Sometimes as homeowners try to dig themselves out of debt and avoid foreclosure, they seek the services of mortgage assistance companies or firms which advertise that they can help the homeowner. Unfortunately, as the homeowner soon discovers, these companies are out to take advantage of the homeowner and take whatever money they can before… Read More »

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Is Credit Life Insurance Necessary For The Average Consumer?

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Getting life insurance coverage is a good financial planning move for many people. A life insurance policy can help the insured person’s family members or friends after the insured’s death. However, there is one kind of life insurance policy that consumers should be careful about; this is the credit life insurance policy. Unlike most… Read More »

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Protections Under The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Serving in the military can sometimes mean that a person is unable to take care of some financial obligations, which could lead to foreclosure or other actions for repossession of collateral assets by lenders. In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances that military servicemembers face while they are on active duty that may under some… Read More »

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Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

There are several ways a homeowner can try to avoid foreclosure proceedings or a final judgement of foreclosure in Pennsylvania. One way that the homeowner can avoid the damaging impact of a foreclosure is through a deed in lieu of foreclosure. While this process can give the homeowner a way out of a difficult… Read More »

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The Dangers Of Overdraft Protection

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

While bank overdraft protections are offered to consumers as a service, they are not often the saving grace they appear to be. In many cases, overdraft protection and overdraft loans come with high fees that continue to increase the consumer’s financial woes. In some cases, consumers are not aware that the overdraft protection they… Read More »

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Payday Loans In Pennsylvania

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Payday loans are a form of predatory lending that is offered to consumers who often have few other avenues to acquire credit. While payday loans may seem like a quick way out of a financial bind, they often mean the consumer is trapped in what may become a repayment nightmare because of the high… Read More »

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Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

For older homeowners, the idea of a reverse mortgage can sound appealing, especially if the homeowner is going through some tough financial times. A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan where the homeowner uses the equity in his home to get a loan that is distributed in monthly payments. In contrast to… Read More »

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How Bankruptcy May Affect Foreclosure

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

In some situations, homeowners who are struggling to pay the mortgage may also be having trouble paying off other bills. With the debt piling up, a homeowner may opt to file for bankruptcy as a way out. While this may be a way to manage other debts, filing for bankruptcy to get rid of… Read More »

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The Status Of Liens After Foreclosure

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Homeowners sometimes take multiple loans that are secured by their homes. If the homeowner fails to make payments on the original mortgage, which is also secured by the home, the mortgage holder can foreclose on the home to satisfy the homeowner’s debt. While the foreclosure sale may take care of the mortgage loan, the… Read More »

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