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LASP™ Lesson 12: Recap and Wrap Up

LASP™ Lesson 12: Recap and Wrap Up At last, we’ve reached the end of the Loan Audit School for Professionals™ series. This is lesson 12 and this is the wrap up. By now, you’ve worked through your workbook, and you understand the steps to auditing.

It starts with preparation: find a quiet place to work, gather all your documents, a pencil, your worksheets, a calculator, a ruler, and maybe something to drink.

Work your way through the workbook and follow the steps, and keep track of the findings of your research. There is a checklist in the back of the book, along with space to write down your notes, and remember that you can also use the space provided in the worksheets provided with the workbooks.

One last thing: don’t forget to check the Loan Audit Tips category for updates! That’s where I will put the new things I find in between the versions of the digital materials.

For those of you who need some help with writing, I have asked my friend Amanda Collins from the Grammar Doctors to write a guest post and film a follow up video with me to share some secrets to writing a great report that accurately conveys your findings to your clients and attorneys.

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LASP™ Lesson 11: Securitization Basics and Discussion of Evidence

LASP™ Lesson 11: Securitization Basics and Discussion of Evidence This is Lesson 11 of my video lesson series for professionals. If your brain is fried after the previous two, this one’s easy! This lesson is about the basics of securitization and the evidence related to it. You may already be familiar with this information if you’ve been paying attention for the last several years.

A lot of people may not realize that there are many types of debt that gets packaged as a security and sold to investors. Your car loan and credit cards might be securitized. Think about it: if you were a bank, would you want all that sitting on your books? Probably not. A bank is not making money unless it’s loaning money. Selling off debt it is owed allows it to free up capital. This is one reason why the banks have resisted regulation to hold more capital in reserve — they can’t make money on it if they can’t loan it out. Banks are definitely profit driven as we’ve seen in the past five years. There are multiple financial incentives for a bank to foreclose instead of modifying, and the point of these lessons is to help you find an incentives to work with you instead of foreclosing on your house.

The biggest and most obvious issue with securitization of residential loans is that there were so many loans being originated that proper paperwork was just not feasible. They turned to MERS to track securitized loans. This seems like the most obvious explanation to me, anyway.

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LASP™ Lesson 10: Locating and Understanding the Mortgage Schedule on the PSA

LASP™ Lesson 10: Locating and Understanding the Mortgage Schedule on the PSA I’m pleased to present Lesson 10 of Loan Audit School for Professionals! We’re down to the last several lessons and I’m excited to bring these lessons to a close this week.

In this video, I cover how to find the Mortgage Loan Schedule on the PSA and how I found a loan on a mortgage schedule. I also cover how to to read the information on the columns.

I mention the Securitization Handout that I uploaded to Issuu. I know it looks like something a child could draw, but sometimes simpler is better when it comes to visualizing how things come together. You can use the process of elimination with this handout to figure out what happened to your loan.

I know I’ve said this before, but we are looking at things from the reverse, and it requires some analytical thinking and putting together the puzzle pieces to figure out what happened. You never know what you’re going to find, and that’s why it’s important to do your own investigative work into finding out the facts of your own loan.

Something else I want to mention: if it’s taking you awhile to really grasp these concepts don’t worry! Just keep going on with the lessons. Watch the videos several times if you have to, and work through the workbook several times if you need to. I did not reach the level of understanding that I have overnight, and it’s OK if you don’t either. This is complicated stuff, especially if you have a full plate elsewhere in your life.

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LASP™ Lesson 9: Finding the Name of the Mortgage Pool and Locating the PSA

LASP™ Lesson 9: Finding the Name of the Mortgage Pool and Locating the PSAThis week, I’m going to post the remaining video lessons to finish up the LASP™ series. This is Lesson 9, and in this video I talk about finding the name of the mortgage pool, and how to locate your Pooling and Servicing Agreement, which may be helpful if you’re fighting foreclosure and the foreclosing entity is a mortgage trust.

Following up on the theme of investigation running through these lessons on where to look for this information, you might not find a PSA at all. That’s not unusual. The bottom line is that you are investigating and you just never know where the information you’re seeking will turn up.

In this lesson, I also got on a bit of a tangent about securitization auditing. I hope it clears up a lot of confusion about why I don’t like securitization audits. The point is, where is the documentation showing the loan was properly conveyed into the mortgage pool? It was never done. That’s why the banks turned to MERS — it was simply too much paperwork, and that’s why we have robo-signer problems. They had to create the paperwork to foreclose of millions of Americans on short notice.

In the next lesson I will talk about how to look for the mortgage schedule, and in another lesson I’ll cover how to read a mortgage schedule.

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