Summary: A quit claim deed, recorded with the Buncombe Register of Deeds on May 14, 2009, was blank as to the legal description and only included the handwritten entry “Parcel #960704498200000.”. On April 29, 2010, a “Affidavit of Correction” was recorded including the legal metes and bounds description. The Court of Appeals held that the quit claim deed was void as it inadequately described the property, holding that a tax PIN alone was insufficient. The Court distinguished Fisher v. Town of Nags Head, ___ N.C. App.
deed of trust
Summary: The Debtors principal residence was found to be worth $136,000 with a first mortgage of $116,254.11 held by PNC and a second mortgage, held by Asset Ventures, LLC, in the amount of $27,000. This second mortgage additionally took as collateral the Debtors' escrow account. Following In re Bradsher, 427 B.R. 386, 388 (Bankr. M.D.N.C. 2010), the court held that as an escrow account is additional personal property, the anti-modification provisions of 11 U.S.C.
Summary: The Scheiders refinanced their South Carolina home in 2006 with a $1.178 million adjustable rate note payable to Mortgage Network, granting a mortgage securing the note, which provided that MERS would act as the nominee for Mortgage Network. Mortgage Network subsequently transferred the note, with an endorsement that read “Pay to the order of ______ Without Recourse.” , with the blank later being filled with “IndyMac Bank F.S.B.” Indy Mac later endorsed the note in blank, without recourse, and it is currently held by Deutsche Bank.
Summary: In February of 2006, the Coopers granted a Deed of Trust for a home equity line to First Bank. Later, in December of 2006, the Coopers refinanced their home with a Deed of Trust, currently held by Homeward, paying of the equity line to First Bank. The closing attorney at that time requested that First Bank terminate the home equity line, but First Bank instead allowed the Coopers to draw an additional $87,598 before they ultimately filed Chapter 13.
Summary: Wells Fargo sought a reformation of a Deed of Trust, which it discover, after the borrowers defaulted and Wells Fargo foreclosed (putatively purchasing the property itself), did not describe the actual real property upon which the house was built. The trial court held that as Wells Fargo, having purchased the property at foreclosure, was no longer a lender and lacked standing as a purchaser to seek reformation. The Court of Appeals disagreed, following Citifinancial Mortg. Co. v. Gray, 187 N.C. App.
Summary: In February 2003, Currie, serving as the executor for the Estate of Della Brown, brought suit against the Poteats, for conversion of funds which were used to purchase their home, filing a notice of lis pendens on March 13, 2003. This action was subsequently voluntarily dismissed without prejudice in open court on September 7, 2004, so that Currie could be re-qualified as the executor of the estate.
Summary: In 1986, the Smiths acquired title to Lot #184 of Crestview Subdivision, 106 Crestview Terrace, in Davidson County, Thomasville, North Carolina (“the property”) and recorded the Deed. The Smiths executed a promissory note in the principal amount of $96,000 (“the Note”) to New Century Mortgage Corporation (“New Century”) secured by a Deed of Trust on the property that was recorded on 16 December 2002.
Summary: Mrs. Holliday primarily asserted that the refinance documents, on which Mr. Holliday allegedly forged her signature in granting a Deed of Trust to Cambridge Home Capital (Cambridge), were void ab initio and thus ineffective to transfer an interest in the Hollidays’ property. The Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to BAC Home Loans. (BAC.) The Court of Appeals restated that a “deed obtained through fraud, deceit or trickery is voidable as between the parties thereto, but not as to a bona fide purchaser.
Summary: Perry executed a note and Deed of Trust in favor of American Home Mortgage (AHM), with two individuals named as Trustees and MERS named as the beneficiary and “solely as nominee” for AHM. Citimortgage acquired the mortgage through an endorsement by AHM.
Summary: On June 17, 2010, Waddington Ridge HOA filed a claim of lien against Dong’s residence and then filed a notice of foreclosure hearing on July 22, 2010. At that hearing, the Clerk of Court allowed the foreclosure to proceed and the sale was held on November 2, 2010, with the foreclosure deed being recorded on February 17, 2011. Dong filed a motion for relief from the foreclosure order on October 31, 2011, and the trial court ultimately concluded that Dong had not received proper notice and, pursuant to N.C. R. Civ. P.