Archive for “October, 2008”

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Another Zook Mann Vid

Posted October 28th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

Could I be any more clear, Rob? Or is this really that difficult for your crack staff to comprehend?

Dear Rob,

Your office says my objective is to steal homes and strip equity from folks facing foreclosure. Your office, I think we can all acknowledge by now, is nuts.

Here’s another short Zook Mann clip with me talking to a fellow we rescued and sold back our interest. Five years later, he’s yet to pay dime one, btw.

My goal here is not for you to default and me ending up owning your whole thing. Like I said, I will never foreclose and I will never evict you. I will work with you every step of the way . . .Joe Kaiser


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Again in Whatcom County

Posted October 26th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

Please be advised you now have one opportunity to resolve this debacle without legal action.

Dear Rob,

I’ve asked your friend Steven N. Oliver, Whatcom County Treasurer, for an apology.

You may remember he sent you that ridiculous email about us having cheated residents of his county.

Steven N. Oliver
Whatcom County Treasurer

He’s probably already provided you with a copy of my email, but just in case you didn’t get it, here’s one for your files.

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Foreclosure Consultant? You tell me . . .

Posted October 24th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

As a distressed home purchaser, one of the things the law forbids is for me to tell the seller I'm a "consultant."

Dear Rob,

There’s a property I’m interested in buying, and though I haven’t talked to the homeowners yet, I have put together the paperwork.

When I drive out to see them, I like having documents ready to go so if they’re inclined to accept, we can get the process underway.

But, like everyone in WA investing in foreclosures, I am confused.

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The Zook Mann Videos

Posted October 20th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

Dear Rob,

In late 2003, Jesse Zook Mann followed me around with a video camera, documenting my investing style and for some reason, we decided I needed to be wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

So, every day that month I showed up in said hoodie and the two of us hit the streets. Sometimes, a partner or two tagged along, and we video-taped the whole thing.


I think there’s something like 18 hours of videos, and finding them the other night was just about the best news I could imagine.

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Ooooo, That Ain’t Good

Posted October 8th, 2008 by Joe Kaiser

Expect calls from irate owners who cannot believe you had the audacity to butt into their private lives.

Dear Rob,

Let’s talk about “the letter.”

Readers may not know that with your re-election campaign in full swing, your office made a very big deal about sending warning letters to some 14,000 people in foreclosure last month.

I took one look at it and thought, “not good.”

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