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Crushing Debt Podcast

The Crushing Debt Podcast is hosted by Shawn M. Yesner, Esq., owner of Yesner Law, P.L., that helps our clients eliminate the financial bullies in their lives by providing options. We help clients with real estate litigation, partition, quiet title, chapter 7 liquidation, chapter 13 reorganization, short sales, loan modifications, and creditor harassment.
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 25, 2016

In this week's episode of the podcast, we describe situations where someone who has filed bankruptcy in the past has to file again for the second or third time.

We previously posted a related blog describing how long someone has to wait between filing bankruptcies, assuming the previous bankruptcy was successfully discharged. You can find that blog here:

http://www.yesnerlaw.com/blog/2016/05/how-many-years-between-bankruptcy-filings.shtml

In this week's podcast, we discuss a couple of other related issues around the same topic.

If you enjoy this week's episode (or any previous episode) please review us and rate us on iTunes, Stitcher or your podcast player app.  You can reach us at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.

Aug 19, 2016

In this week's episode of the podcast, we interview Sara Chiarilli, owner of Artful Conceptions, LLC.  Sara is an interior designer, which means that she has a degree in interior design, versus an interior decorator who is someone without a degree who may have an eye for decorating (or maybe not).

What are some other differences between Interior Design and an interior decorator? What can Sara do in a Commercial Space as opposed to a Residential Space? How does Sara help with a room remodel? Find out in this week's episode!

Sara can be reached at her website: http://www.artfulconceptions.net/, or on her cell phone is 941-539-4322 if you have any questions.

If you have questions that you think would make a good future topic, please email me at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com

Aug 11, 2016

Episode 26 of a weekly podcast means we're half-way to one year's worth of episodes!  We appreciate the support of our listeners!

In this episode, we answer a question from one of our listeners!  Our listener, Tyler, bought property at a foreclosure sale of a junior lien (second mortgage, condo association, etc.).  Now the first mortgage is foreclosing to take the house away from the investor.  What can our investor/buyer do to protect himself?

Great question! Two answers:

1. Pay off the superior lien in full; or

2. Get the former homeowner's cooperation and negotiate a short pay off with the foreclosing lender.

One other option is to rent the house for as long as possible to recoup as much of the investment as possible, until the bank finally forecloses and takes the house away. If this is a solution then notice must be given to the tenant so that they are not surprised by a subsequent foreclosure sale.

The title of this podcast, "Lien Priority" comes from the system of determining which lien is first in line. What allows the first mortgage to foreclose even after the second mortgage or homeowner's association has foreclosed? Why can the second mortgage or other junior lien foreclose without naming the first mortgage in its foreclosure action?  Why do none of these include the County Property Tax Collector in their foreclosure actions?  The answer is based on the concept of lien priority.

The great Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That is likely the best advice in this situation in that foreclosure sales are "buyer beware."  Therefore, doing your due diligence BEFORE buying the property could prevent issues or losses like the one described by our listener.

We appreciate the question and have more that we'll be answering in future podcasts, and on the blog (http://www.yesnerlaw.com/blog). Of course, we would enjoy answering more of our listener's questions, so please email those to Shawn@Yesnerlaw.com.

 

Aug 4, 2016

This week, we interview Kelly Jenkins, who helps with merchant services - in other words, credit card processing.  Kelly sells the technology and point of sales systems (POS) for companies that want to take credit card payment (Yesner Law does take credit card payments, FYI).

Kelly has had many different experiences in her career, including being a sales associate for personal training, her merchant services business, and her Hidden Kitty Litter Box business, which can be found in the link below:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/293066791/hidden-kitty-litter-box

Kelly has a great story about how she got her job in Merchant Services, and using her sales skills to create two careers - merchant services and direct product sales.  Kelly's hidden litter box business was designed to solve a problem that Kelly had related to her pet cats, and provides decorative furniture to cat owners to hide the litter box, and the smell created by the litter boxes.

If you have questions that you think would make a great podcast, please email me at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com, or visit the website at www.yesnerlaw.com

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