Foreclosure

Getting property taxation right

Are you your neighbors keeper? Every week I look at the listings of homes sold in Montgomery County and marvel, because only in Dayton can you buy a home for less than the price of a nice used car. This doesn’t happen in surrounding communities (other than the depressed ones- Jefferson, Trotwood) . Do you Read More

Government of the people, for the people reexamined

It was 2012. I ran for Congress. I made a video about the foreclosure crisis and called on the banks to admit responsibility for the properties they seize and let rot. I didn’t go to the hardest hit parts of the city- I just went a few blocks from my house and office. The house Read More

Why don’t bankers go to jail when breaking the law?

As a veteran, living in a military town, this story offends me. That said- the inaction of our country’s lawmakers to enforce their own laws should bring questions of their fitness. Despite having a law on the books to protect service members from losing their homes while fighting our war, the New York Times tells Read More

Who is the thief?

A serial thief is accused of robbing an Oakwood bank of $1,610; he said in the note he had a gun, but didn’t show it: This is not (Timothy) Stewart’s first bank robbery arrest. He pleaded guilty to robbing two Dayton-area banks in 1999 and was sentenced to 9½ years in prison. He was released Read More

Sheriff Plummer of Nothingham

The more we look at the involvement of the Sheriff in the foreclosure process, the more we wonder. Why do banks get this special collection agency service funded by the State, with a gun and a badge? A home loan is a contract between two parties: the bank and the home buyer. No different than Read More