The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Atlanta issued a Level One Alert for the Ebola virus outbreak. In essence, this is an all hands on deck scenario and has only been issued 3 times in the history of the Emergency Operations Center. I was reading this while on the phone with a Contractor in Flordia whom was owed well over ten thousand dollars by HomeStar for a rehab. Many will remember HomeStar Property Solutions (HomeStar) when Foreclosurepedia reported upon their refusal to pay nearly SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS TO CONTRACTORS. Nothing has changed at HomeStar other than Michael Breese, HomeStar Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Keegan Wallace, HomeStar’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), opening up a new multi million dollar office down in Texas which Contractors have unwittingly financed. Did I forget to mention that HomeStar is a Vendor for Altisource — My bad, #OpALTISORE?! Yeah, go figure. Fuck Bill Shepro and his lapdog lawyer whom likes to threaten people.
So, what we have is a Level One on Steroids in this Industry. When my Altisource – #OpALTISORE Article is published later this evening — Altisource was provided the opportunity to respond and did not — people are going to recognize the true depths of corruption we are involved in.
With respect to the Contractor, we are working with him on his Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Complaint against HomeStar and Safeguard Properties (SGP). Eight months and counting. I mean I understand that Breese and his brother-in-law Wallace — wait a minute so we have Amir Jaffa whom married into the Robert Klein Dynasty (props to Klein at least for his street cred); we have Tom Kalas whom married into the Joe Badalamenti Dynasty on and on by marriage — rolling like they are down like two flat tires. Here, let’s walk down memory lane for Altisource’s buddy, HomeStar,
We have worked with hsps (formerly Energy REO) off and on for 4 years. They have never been speedy to pay (30-45 days) but they have been contiunally later and later. We have only done 6 jobs for them this year and the first 3 were paid at around the 45 day timeframe. The last three are OUTRAGEOUS! We billed them for 2 of the jobs 8/28/13 and after much calling and emailing (without much response on their part), we received a check for one of the jobs on 10/10/13–sounds great, eh–until the CHECK BOUNCED!!! After much calling (and getting through to NO ONE since “all voice boxes are full”-) we got a live body who told us “our checks don’t bounce” — after more phone calls, they admitted it was a “bank error”
due to the check run being “unauthorized”–well, fine but we still have a check that is no good–you would think (if the money was there) that a response of “so sorry we will re-issue a check immediately” since it was THEIR error but NOOOOO we still have to call and call (trying to get through to someone is a big problem with this company) and finally get a live person who takes care of the problem 25 days later!!!! As to the other invoice from the same date–still not paid on it –no one can tell us when we will be paid (it is at 90 days old) and we still have another invoice out there that is 30 days old–
not going to hold my breath on that one since I doubt we will see anything by the end of the year. We have also called Fannie Mae (who owned the properties we did the work on) and they are just as hard to get through to! Fannie confirmed that hsps has been paid on all these jobs (for the work WE did on them, i might add) so our only solution is to file liens on them and watch Fannie squawk when they try and sell them. Moral of the story….STAY AWAY FROM HOMESTAR Property Solutions-Fannie pays them and the owners (Michael Breese and his brother-in-law Keegan Wallace) take the money to buy themseleves new hummers or speed boats or whatever their black hearts desire………..
I have worked for Home Star Property since August 2013. To this date Home Star owed my company $40,000.00 and will not pay these invoices. PLEASE don’t work this company. The CEO will not return emails or calls. The staff members are rude and threaten all vendors. You never get answers for payments. Ben Hinke is the only one that might email you back, but he also gives you the run around. Again don’t work for this company and pass this information to others vendors. Don’t get rip off like my company for $40K.
Home Star Property was fired from MNSF / Gorelick Brothers Capital. So here is some hopefully information. If you maintain a property with the owner being MNSF Jacksonville LLC MNSF Dallas LLC MNSF Houston LLC or MNSF Charlotte call the parent company Gorelick Brothers Capital and talk to Marc Silverstein or Todd Gorelick. Good Luck Vendors!
Altisource has been a common denominator in a tremendous amount of consternation I have written upon. Now, whether Bill Shepro wakes up in the morning and says, “Gee, I want the Southeast fucked today,” I don’t know. What I do know is that Shepro and his two bit ambulance chaser have a wake up coming if they think Contractors are just going to continue to lie down and lick their proverbial nuts. People like them would not have made it two minutes on a forward operating unit. The after action report would list friendly fire I suppose. I wish neither of them personal harm; I wish them both to be indicted and financially destroyed. Remember class, what is the key operating phrase we all learned? Due Diligence. See, that is only a one way street right now. Fuck the Contractor every chance you get: Background Checks FOR WHICH THERE IS NOT A SINGLE LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR; Auditing which makes Contractors your Employees; and turning a blind eye to Altisource friends. Let’s examine that list again: Heather Berghorst (two bankruptcies), Jay Goscinski (one bankruptcy), Adam and Amanda Buczek (financially insolvent), Michael Breese (Nearly SEVEN MILLION IN THE HOLE). I mean what the fuck?!
Stay tuned tonight for my Article; my rebuttal to Captain Save-A-Hoe Ambulance Chaser over at ALTISORE. Eminem hits it when he says,
You can try and read my [words] off of this paper before I lay ’em
But you won’t take the sting out these words before I say ’em
Cause ain’t no way I’m [gonna] let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say I’m [gonna] do something I do it,
I don’t give a damn what you think,
I’m doing this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it’s gassed up, if it thinks it’s stopping me
I’m [gonnna] be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I’m tearing down your balcony
No ifs, ands or buts, don’t try to ask him why or how can he