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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by ubeenhad

Originally posted by adjensen
No one is entitled to a house, much less a "mc-mansion" with six bedrooms, two kitchens and a four car garage. As a starter home. I live in a neighbourhood that is packed with 30 somethings in 3000+ sq ft homes that are working themselves to death and missing the lives of their 1.5 children as they struggle to pay for something that they don't need. It's sad, really.


Everything above this is well said.

I hate broad unverified statistics. And the whole "in my neighbourhood" argument is a perfect example.
The bigger issue is they USED to be able to afford it with better wages and lower cost of living. You can't say every American who has been forclosed on was done so because they are idiots? What about my neighbor who worked his ass off his whole life for one company and was aking 6 figures a year. He and his family lived in poverty for most of his life, so the chance to get a nice what you call mcmansion with 4 rooms, was an opportunity of a lifetime. He signed an ARM, and paid double mortgage payments for years. When the recession started hurting construction, his cabnet company didn't sell a cabnit for over a year. He was making minimum wage, trying to hold on, hoping things would turn around. They didn't and now he lives next to me, in my modest townhouse.
Explain how this man is at fault.


How is he not at fault?

I'm not saying that he's not a sympathetic person, and I never said that he was an idiot, just that the decision to buy a house was his, no one else's. The fact that he bought an expensive house, and then the economy tanked and he lost it can't be laid at anyone's feet but his own. Is he miserable living in a modest townhouse? I'm guessing not, and he could have saved himself a lot of heartache by doing that in the first place.

I grew up in a house with five people, three bedrooms and one bathroom. My wife had nine sisters and brothers in a four bedroom home. It wasn't spacious, but we made do, because that's what our parents could afford.




posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Have you heard of justin beaver?
What about that Jersey shore actors were evacuated?

Both alot less relevant to todays news, but both got a surprising amount of air time, and still do. Hmmmm logic tastes good.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by adjensen
I grew up in a house with five people, three bedrooms and one bathroom. My wife had nine sisters and brothers in a four bedroom home. It wasn't spacious, but we made do, because that's what our parents could afford.


Well your prolly old as hell, no offense. Because if your parents were ok with that situation, and if they had a chance to get you out of it, and didn't? Then I understand why you feel the way you do. Thats a tough reality.

Bottom line. He had a good job. The people got screwed. From multiple angles. And hard working guys like him paid the price.

And btw, its 2 bedrooms. And his kids gotta share a small room. They are not happy.

Edit: Lets say its his fault for being wth a company that didn't survive. Bad choice. Well with 30 years experience, he could get a job at any construction sales company. Too bad they are not selling anything either. And THAT is undeniably the fault of others besides himself.
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by ubeenhad
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Have you heard of justin beaver?



Nope



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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If only most of us could say the same.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Originally posted by ubeenhad

Originally posted by adjensen
I grew up in a house with five people, three bedrooms and one bathroom. My wife had nine sisters and brothers in a four bedroom home. It wasn't spacious, but we made do, because that's what our parents could afford.


Well your prolly old as hell, no offense. Because if your parents were ok with that situation, and if they had a chance to get you out of it, and didn't? Then I understand why you feel the way you do. Thats a tough reality.


What, are you kidding me? I'm supposed to resent my parents because they didn't feel the need to take on a load of debt so that everyone would have their own bathrooms?

I hate to say it, but that attitude is exactly what's wrong with America these days. An insufferable sense of entitlement.


And btw, its 2 bedrooms. And his kids gotta share a small room. They are not happy.


Geez, most people on this planet live in poverty, six million children starve to death each year, his kids have to "share a small room" and that's some sort of hardship?



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by adjensen

Geez, most people on this planet live in poverty, six million children starve to death each year, his kids have to "share a small room" and that's some sort of hardship?


Yea, its a hardship as long as the corrupt still have their super-'mcmansions', WHILE the innocent suffer. Thats the banks plan. We are too entitled. We mere peasants have too much, they are conditioning us to take our rightful place in society.

Edit: The guy was making 6 figures. Why shouldn't he have had a nice 4 bedroom house. If he should have to loose his house, it should be after the CEO of Bank of America moves out of his mansion and into a 4 bedroom. But that will never happen, cause wool-over-their-eyes pundits like you.
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Careful if the FBI is called in. The protesters will torch themselves like Waco.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by GoldenRuled
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Careful if the FBI is called in. The protesters will torch themselves like Waco.


Just like there was no gunfire during the 'rescue' mission.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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When I bought my house I had a fixed rate for 1 yr then it moved to ARM, when my payment went up I didn't cry to anyone about it - I had read my mortgage before I signed it & was quite prepared for the rate increase. As a matter of fact the mortgage company made sure to make it clear to me this would happen before I signed - the dirty bankers...




Look, it sucks to lose your home when you can't make the payments, but if they used so little judgement in purchasing the home as to sign an ARM, and possibly buy more house than they could reasonably afford, then that's on them ultimately.


I couldn't agree more!



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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way before it gets to that point, i would get fire insurance and hope that a massive fire doesn't break out accidentally while i went on vacation and destroy the house and all the valuable antiques i have collected over the years.

i would also warn the neighbours that my house was having electrical problems and that i was going to call an electrician, so to be vigilant and prepared if a fire breaks out and call the fire department if it does.


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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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I'm sorry but you live in a fairy land... The game is rigged boys and girls! It is designed to catch people out! That is why everything is so damn complicated to understand! Then yes you have to buy a lawyer, but many people can not afford that! Especially as you have to pay a lot of other fees when buying a house...

There is a thing called contract law okay... And basically there are a few things that need to be done BEFORE it is a legal binding contract. FULL DISCLOSURE is one of them... Using complicated language to hide things in the small print is NOT full disclosure... There are many things wrong with morgages, like where does the bank get the money? Ever thought of that? Lol... THIN AIR! Hmmmm yeah that seems like a fair deal! Lmao

Have a little compassion for people. Have a little understanding... Surely you can not deny the system is rigged?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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I like how dinglenuts here are afraid of facebook. ATS is just as bad fools. Ever notice the adds are geared to your interests??? For example ATS is currently running. google analytics, google +1, gorilla nation, quantcast to name a few. Quantcast is selling your information to other advertisers.

cluless internet users make me pee my pants with laughter.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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THANK YOU.
If your afraid of facebook, then you shouldn't go on the internet.
Even if you use a proxy, your IP address is still visible to people who wan't it bad enough.

It is sad the condition of society. If seeing people post pictures of them ENJOYING their lives pisses all you internet junkies off, then supplement your e-time with some drink time. Or something so you don't feel so incompetent that you have to delete your facebook. My great aunt uses facebook. She has family all over the country and its a great way to stay in touch. If she didn't then I would probably never talk to her. Because she does, she feels involved with her distant family.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by Mrgone
For example; during this 5year period of negotiations, every time our family wanted to make payments towards the loan, the bank refused to take them. The bank later used this lack of payments to justify the auction of our home from underneath us.


So did they have $4,500 x 12mths x 5 years = $270,000 in the bank to show they had the money to pay but the bank refused? Or did they spend it on something else?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:27 AM
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Precisely! I too live very far from my family and friends, facebook is an awesome way to stay in touch. Many here don't realize ATS has to make money too, they dont do this out of good will.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 12:37 AM
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epic avatar
i love that movie



thank's for the post



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:16 AM
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Maybe because the Adjustable Rate Mortgage is a newer spin on the old Variable Interest Rate mortgage without the "nice guy banker" spin that VIR had. Under the VIR the interest also adjusted but in conjunction with the Prime as set by the Federal Reserve. So, in theory, that rate could go down....just like the interest rate on credit cards that advertised their rates as Prime +xx% (generally 13%-17%) which was happening in the early to mid 1990's.

With both the VIR (and sometimes the credit cards) there was a contractual agreement that the rate could not be increased more than once per year nor could it decrease two quarters in a row. With such a consumer protection and a hedged bet in favor of the bank (in that the rate could not go down more than twice in a year) what could possibly go wrong? I mean after all, the Prime Rate only goes up as a response to inflation. And if there is inflation, you get a raise eventually to compensate right?

The problem was that contractual agreement wasn't worth the paper it was written on and the VIR became a de facto ARM that was evaluated every quarter if the rate went up and only once per year (if at all) if the rate was going down. In other words, the banks lied after about 5-10 years into the loan. Which, by the way, is when ARM's seem to trigger into their higher gear. Why did it happen? The original lender sold the mortgage to a different lender after 5-10 years. The new lender didn't make the original contract so they refuse to honor it. And the homeowner was left without protection to the new terms with the new lender because they held the title. So the homeowner had to renegotiate the loan because the alternative was to find a buyer in 30 days losing whatever equity that had accumulated and also finding a new home at the same time so you had something to move into when/if your house sold. Sound familiar yet?

Now since I mentioned selling as a solution to the problem, I have to mention the other three letter abbreviation of IRS. Yep, the government wants it's share of the capital gains tax for selling a home if you do not buy a more costly home within a certain timeframe, thus proving a loss in capital gains. The big difference between the days of the VIR versus the current days of the ARM is....who are you going to sell the house to when there are a glut of houses on the market, the potential buyer has to consider whether or not they may lose their job for an extended period and the banks are still not making loans without a considerable downpayment of 20% or more and a spotless credit history?

The odd thing to the whole situation is that the banks are well aware that another foreclosed home in their inventory is a white elephant. The house will most likely need replaced by the time it is sold and the property as a whole is worth less than what they could have renegotiated the terms of the original loan amount both currently and in the future as property with a condemned building that the buyer would have to remove is worth less than no building at all to a buyer. Surely the banks are not expecting another housing bubble within the next five years to make all these foreclosures worthwhile to them? Could it be that the banks figure that the seized property takes the place of cash assets despite the fact that assets is in fact devaluing? And the even bigger question, why are the cities not fining the high heavens out of the banks for allowing their property to become rundown like they would a homeowner for letting the grass become more than 2.75" tall? That is some big money for some municipalities, as much as $100 per day in some places per residence in violation.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:13 AM
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I'm not sure exactly what's going on...... an increase due in the payments, then no payments made, then foreclosure.... was there a balloon payment increase? Buyer Beware. Read the fine print. If you don't understand clearly, don't sign anything. If you agree to pay a certain amount and then you can't..... you lose your collateral, including your house. You lose your job, you can't make the payment, you lose. The balloon payment arrives, you can't pay... you lose. So what is going on there? I couldn't tell what the bank did wrong. NOT that I don't believe they very well may have, as has often been the case, but also, a lot of people agreed to bad loans they really couldn't afford if anything went wrong..... demotion, losing a job, and so on. Without mortgage insurance, someone is left holding the bag. If the bank did wrong, fight the good fight. If the owner did wrong....... sorry, Charlie. You gambled and you lost. Expected the house to keep appreciating so you could pay it off by selling and have extra money? It's been many people's plan, and it worked for many people, but... it was always a gamble. Prices go down too, sometimes. So again....not placing blame as I can't tell who did what, but if you don't pay your bills you agreed to, there is another price to pay. Personally, if I take out a loan I will pay the higher price for a fixed percentage point. It may cost me more, but if I know what I can afford and things change, I don't get stuck with a higher set point. I don't like gambling with that kinda potential in a crazy world. If you buy a house because you believe the price is worth what you get, then it doesn't matter if the price goes down unless you were buying for an investment instead of a roof over your head. If you were Counting on making money, you were taking a gamble, simple as that. Don't bite off more than you can chew..... and swallow!
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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:18 AM
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Very stupid because I see a lot of people wearing nicer clothes than I will ever have and their house got foreclosed on. Wonder why my house hasn't? Oh yeah because I do a thing called BUDGETING.



Pathetic





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