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- Social Media Concerns Potentially Affecting Arizona’s Real Estate Industry
- Arizona Supreme Court to Contractor: Sorry But Equitable Subrogation of a Bank’s Later Deed of Trust Trumps Earlier Mechanics’ Lien Rights
- Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Mechanic and Materialman Lien Issues
- A Subsequent Developer has no Ability to Force a Public Body to Call an Abandoning Developer’s Performance Bonds for Infrastructure Improvements.
- Colorado Supreme Court Revisits Rule Against Perpetuities
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Arizona anti-deficiency laws do not prohibit a non-purchase money lender from suing on its note after foreclosure by a senior lender. In Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brewer, No. 1CA-CV 12-0383 (Ariz. Ct. App. May 21, 2013 unpublished), the Arizona Court of Appeals held that Arizona’s anti-deficiency statute, A.R.S. § 33-814, did not prevent Wells Fargo from suing on its note after a senior lender foreclosed on the borrowers’ multi-million dollar home.
In 2007, Wells Fargo agreed to lend the Brewers up to $1,000,000 and secured the loan with a second position deed of trust recorded against the Brewers’ home. Before Wells Fargo obtained its lien, however, a senior lien from a different lender had been recorded against the same property. Wells Fargo’s loan documents did not restrict the Brewers from using the funds in any particular manner. In fact, the record revealed that the home was complete and that it neither required repairs nor maintenance at the time Wells Fargo made its loan.… Read More »
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