Q-Law Blog

MERS: Good Strawman or Bad Strawman?

Doublethink: “…the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. … To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in

FIRPTA – Buyer Beware

Lately, there have been some stories about Realtors® and/or title companies having to pay a foreign seller’s federal income tax that was not withheld at

What’s in Your REMIC?

Background. The residential loan market experienced tremendous growth between 2004 and 2007.  Lenders were able to accommodate millions of borrowers, because they quickly sold the

The REMIC Smoothie

For anyone who has ever negotiated a loan modification, short sale, or deed-in-lieu, you have heard the refrain from the person on other end of

Just a Technicality?

Much has been made lately of the claims that lenders have intentionally or negligently relied upon bogus documents when foreclosing folks out of their homes.