Here's my favorite part:
Foreclosures can only be done by the note-holder, who has the legal standing to show up in court and ask the judge to foreclose and evict. In about half the states, they have to bring the ORIGINAL (not a photocopy or electronic version) document with "wet signature", so the judge can see the actual ink on paper. They have to prove the chain of title and that they own the note they intend to foreclose on.
BECAUSE IF THE CHAIN OF TITLE OF THE NOTE IS BROKEN, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FORECLOSE.
Once the people going into foreclosure figure this out, they will stop paying and hire lawyers. Some will keep their homes for free.
Once the people who have been paying their mortgages figure out they might not need to pay, they will stop paying.
Once the lawyers figure this out, they are going to be busy for the next five years helping people sue the banks.
Once the shareholders of the bank stocks figure this out, they will sell the shares.
Once the pension funds figure this out, they will also sue the banks and return their now junk MBS.
Once real estate buyers figure this out, they will stop buying anything with the potential for a tainted chain of title. The foreclosures will stop selling (many already have).
Even the sheriff is figuring this out. What happens when the sheriff refuses to do the foreclosure?
The moral of this story is: If you're buying a house, don't cheap out on your title insurance.