Rent, Buy, or Condo?

Special commentary by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Rudy Nichols The title attempts to create a verb out of the word “condominium.” Just as a person can rent a place to live having hallways and other areas in the complex, or buy a place outright and have full ownership, condominium living is basically a hybrid approach to those two methods of living. That is, the resident can fully own the unit they are living in while using roads, parks, pools, etc., in common with others. Whether to … [Read more...]

Oakland County Clerk Bill Bullard Testifies Before House Committee about Fraudulent Mortgage Document Scandal

(Lansing, May 4, 2011)  Oakland County Clerk/ Register of Deeds Bill Bullard Jr. was the lead witness today in a hearing held by Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy), Chairman of the House Banking and Financial Services Committee on the recent investigation by Bullard into fraudulent signatures on foreclosure documents filed by America’s largest banks and financial institutions. Bullard’s investigation uncovered signatures on foreclosure documents filed in Oakland County in 2008 and 2009 which matched … [Read more...]