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  • #91
    My balance on my 1st before I stopped paying is 253K. Assuming 6 months to loan mod it will be 268K ( original principal was 266K). CMA will put it around 268K but quick sale value is more like 220K. So what balance the appraisal need to be under and can I get by with a CMA.

    Thanks.

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    • #92
      Answer my own question

      Talked to my attorney today. The balance to be used is the amount owed so it's better to wait for the balance to go up with no payment and fees.

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      • #93
        1st and 2nd mortgage...two banks.

        Out of curiosity...how does 2nd mortgage lien holder get their money from 1st mortgage holder if we're current with our first mortgage...we're awaiting confirmation on our ch 13...to this point all sources say home value is less than owed on 1st mortgage...1st 162k, 2nd 48k, value 115-120k...The reason i ask is because finally after about 6 months delinquent on 2nd...lien holder now threatens with foreclosure...I live in central FL...thanks

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        • #94
          I have 2 questions :

          1) I've heard that lien stripping can be used for vehicle loans that are more than 910 days old. Does this apply to an RV or motorhome as well? i.e.- if the loan is for 20 K, but the blue book is only 7 K, can the 7 K be paid off in the plan, and the rest be stripped away?

          2) I'm seeing a lot of questions and comments about wiping out 2nd mortgages in a Chapter 7 and still keeping the home. I went thru a Chapter 7 and never reaffirmed the 2nd mortgage. I've never heard from the bank again, and I was told that if I didn't reaffirm, that they would only get paid when the home sold because they had a lien, but that if they wanted to foreclose, they would have to pay off the 1st mortgage lender first, which I know they won't do. Any thoughts?

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          • #95
            Originally posted by gmichael7 View Post
            1) I've heard that lien stripping can be used for vehicle loans that are more than 910 days old. Does this apply to an RV or motorhome as well? i.e.- if the loan is for 20 K, but the blue book is only 7 K, can the 7 K be paid off in the plan, and the rest be stripped away?
            That's actually called a cram down, not a lien strip. Yes, this is possible if the vehicle was purchased more than 910 days prior to filing.

            Originally posted by gmichael7 View Post
            2) I'm seeing a lot of questions and comments about wiping out 2nd mortgages in a Chapter 7 and still keeping the home. I went thru a Chapter 7 and never reaffirmed the 2nd mortgage. I've never heard from the bank again, and I was told that if I didn't reaffirm, that they would only get paid when the home sold because they had a lien, but that if they wanted to foreclose, they would have to pay off the 1st mortgage lender first, which I know they won't do. Any thoughts?
            What you wrote is true. However, if your home starts appreciating... that could give the 2nd an opportunity to foreclose. Especially if the 2nd loan was sold to a Junk Debt Buyer (JDB) who will sit on it forever. Also, interest and penalties continue to accumulate, so that 2nd lien may be a lot more than you think, when you go to sell.
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            I am not an attorney. Any advice provided is not legal advice.

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            • #96
              Thanks for the reply JUSTBROKE. Just to clarify- if the 2nd mortgage was never reaffirmed and discharged in the chapter 7, the owner of the debt - junk buyer or otherwise, has no recourse to pursue the debtor for any deficiency, correct? But of course, if the home appreciated enough- they could soak up all of the equity. In my case- it'll be years before there would be any upside for a 2nd holder- so I don't think it's going anywhere.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by gmichael7 View Post
                Thanks for the reply JUSTBROKE. Just to clarify- if the 2nd mortgage was never reaffirmed and discharged in the chapter 7, the owner of the debt - junk buyer or otherwise, has no recourse to pursue the debtor for any deficiency, correct?
                No recourse to sue you personally for the debt, or otherwise seek to attach/levy wages or deposit accounts. They can foreclose though... although this is a dumb idea for junior lienholders that have no equity or no private insurance.

                Originally posted by gmichael7 View Post
                But of course, if the home appreciated enough- they could soak up all of the equity. In my case- it'll be years before there would be any upside for a 2nd holder- so I don't think it's going anywhere.
                True, true.
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                • #98
                  They won't

                  Originally posted by davewjr View Post
                  Out of curiosity...how does 2nd mortgage lien holder get their money from 1st mortgage holder if we're current with our first mortgage...we're awaiting confirmation on our ch 13...to this point all sources say home value is less than owed on 1st mortgage...1st 162k, 2nd 48k, value 115-120k...The reason i ask is because finally after about 6 months delinquent on 2nd...lien holder now threatens with foreclosure...I live in central FL...thanks
                  They may threaten but porbably won't because it costs at least 5K in fees and they have to pay off the first. They are tryibg to scare you into paying. I'll probalby in the same boat in a few months and will say go ahead.

                  By the way , I checked out the rental market to prepare just in case I have to into foreclosure. There are over 1500 listings for apt. and house rentals on Craiglist and bad credit is no problem and the rent is half o my mortgage payments.

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                  • #99
                    basis for not allowing partial lien stripping of second mortgages

                    What is the statutory basis(e.g. bk code sections 506 and 1322) or case law decisions that says that partial lien stripping of a second mortgage is not allowed in a Chapter 13 case? I have a home that has 159K first mortgage and 124K second mortgage and its value being done by an appraisal will be around 200K. Any information on this topic would be appreciated.

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                    • Originally posted by ben1381 View Post
                      What is the statutory basis(e.g. bk code sections 506 and 1322) or case law decisions that says that partial lien stripping of a second mortgage is not allowed in a Chapter 13 case?
                      You have this all backwards.

                      First you have to consider the interactions of 11 USC 506(a) and 11 USC 1322(b)(2). The anti-modification provisions in 1322(b)(2) reads that a plan may "modify the rights of holders of secured claims, other than a claim secured only by a security interest in real property that is the debtor’s principal residence, or of holders of unsecured claims, or leave unaffected the rights of holders of any class of claims".

                      However, in Tanner (See In Re Tanner 217 F.3d 1357 (11th Cir. 2000).) the Court found that the anti-modification provisions didn't apply.

                      The Tanner court relied on the landmark Supreme Court Nobleman decision (In Re Nobelman 508 US 324). Nobelman held that "the rights of an undersecured homestead lender are protected from modification in Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings". The Tanner Court, applying Nobelman, found that "wholly unsecured" lenders are not protected by the same anti-modification provisions in 1322(b)(2). (Thank God!)

                      If the "wholly unsecured" lender is not protected by the anti-modification clause in 1322(b)(2)... then they are subject to valuation like all other real and person property, under 506(a), and their lien avoided (or void) under 506(d)!

                      Originally posted by ben1381 View Post
                      I have a home that has 159K first mortgage and 124K second mortgage and its value being done by an appraisal will be around 200K. Any information on this topic would be appreciated.
                      Sorry... you won't be able to strip the 2nd lien. The Nobelman case, Id., went to the Supreme court so it's the law of the land now. The debt on a primary residence continues to enjoy the anti-modification provisions in 1322(a)(2) because the debt is "partially" secured, and therefore, can use neither the valuation power in 506(a) nor the avoidance power in 506(d).
                      Last edited by justbroke; 12-10-2009, 06:08 PM.
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                      • thanks for the legal references

                        Thank you for the legal references.

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                        • Originally posted by bklawn View Post

                          Thanks justbroke, love this website... I glad i found this site before i file..excellent information..i will pass it on to others if asked about bk...
                          Justbroke, I just got my appraisal and my house is under my first.

                          Appraisal $255,000

                          1st balance $268,000
                          2nd balance $107,000 on second

                          Can I file a chapter 7 and lien strip 2nd?
                          Last edited by bklawn; 01-01-2010, 01:04 PM.
                          The information provided is not and should not be considered legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship.

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                          • Originally posted by justbroke View Post
                            You have this all backwards.

                            First you have to consider the interactions of 11 USC 506(a) and 11 USC 1322(b)(2). The anti-modification provisions in 1322(b)(2) reads that a plan may "modify the rights of holders of secured claims, , or of holders of unsecured claims, or leave unaffected the rights of holders of any class of claims".

                            However, in Tanner (See In Re Tanner 217 F.3d 1357 (11th Cir. 2000).) the Court found that the anti-modification provisions didn't apply.

                            The Tanner court relied on the landmark Supreme Court Nobleman decision (In Re Nobelman 508 US 324). Nobelman held that "the rights of an undersecured homestead lender are protected from modification in Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings". The Tanner Court, applying Nobelman, found that "wholly unsecured" lenders are not protected by the same anti-modification provisions in 1322(b)(2). (Thank God!)

                            If the "wholly unsecured" lender is not protected by the anti-modification clause in 1322(b)(2)... then they are subject to valuation like all other real and person property, under 506(a), and their lien avoided (or void) under 506(d)!

                            Sorry... you won't be able to strip the 2nd lien. The Nobelman case, Id., went to the Supreme court so it's the law of the land now. The debt on a primary residence continues to enjoy the anti-modification provisions in 1322(a)(2) because the debt is "partially" secured, and therefore, can use neither the valuation power in 506(a) nor the avoidance power in 506(d).


                            Justbroke, I just got my appraisal and my house is under my first.

                            Appraisal $255,000

                            1st balance $268,000
                            2nd balance $107,000 on second

                            Can I file a chapter 7 and lien strip 2nd?
                            The information provided is not and should not be considered legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship.

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                            • Lien strip is in a ch13. No lien strip in a ch7.
                              1/15/10 Filed ch7 2/18/10 314 meeting
                              2/22/10 Report of No Distribution
                              4/20/10 Discharged 5/20/10 Closed!

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                              • Originally posted by bklawn View Post
                                Justbroke, I just got my appraisal and my house is under my first.

                                Appraisal $255,000

                                1st balance $268,000
                                2nd balance $107,000 on second

                                Can I file a chapter 7 and lien strip 2nd?
                                Probably not, the ability to lien strip in 7 is a very minority position. Any attempt you make to do it will likely need to be appealed.

                                See this post that explains the current status of the law on this issue.
                                http://askmethner.com/?p=871

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