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Volume 25 - Number 7

March 31, 2014

‘Zombie’ Foreclosures on Radar of CFPB, NY AG Schneiderman

The CFPB is beginning to look into abandoned properties and the phenomenon known as “zombie” foreclosures, a top bureau official indicated recently. “The term zombie foreclosure refers to a situation in which a borrower has moved out of a home after the lender has started a foreclosure,” according to attorney Michael Waldron, a partner and practice leader of the mortgage banking unit at Ballard Spahr. However, “because the lender did not complete the foreclosure, title was never officially transferred and remains with the borrower, who may be unaware that the foreclosure was never completed.”

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