Part of the banking and mortgage calamity is a result of mortgage companies and banks selling then reselling homeowner mortgages. Along the way, banks often lose track of the original paperwork. If a homeowner files a Request for Production of Documents form in court, judges will often side with the homeowner during foreclosure proceedings and require the lender to show a copy of the note before they can continue.
This delay tactic is being used by many homeowners across the country to help save their homes and allow them more time to gather the money they need or find a new job. With nearly 9,000 foreclosure filings per day, this tactical delay often forces banks to find the original paperwork--a process that can take months--to prove that the foreclosing lender owns the note, and that the homeowner owes the debt.
Consumer Warning Network is a grassroots group that offers advice and information for homeowners at risk of foreclosure and "Produce the Note" tactics. [MWRO found their site to be down as of this posting, perhaps their server was overloaded.] Additional information can be found at Associated Content.
Don't allow lenders to carry out an improper foreclosure on your home! They count on people to not understand the process and to give up. Know your rights and fight on!