Banks lose key foreclosure ruling in top Massachusetts court | Reuters:
In a decision that may slow foreclosures nationwide, Massachusetts' highest court voided the seizure of two homes by Wells Fargo & Co and US Bancorp after the banks failed to show they held the mortgages at the time they foreclosed.
I am nearing the end of a three month effort to refinance my house. The banks and title companies are over-compensating for their slovenly ways during the housing bubble. Now you have to prove everything about yourself and your house beyond any possible or imaginary doubt. But when they want to foreclose, and they have to produce proof that they own the house, why, then things are different. Suddenly anything goes.