Foreclosure Fraud Law to take effect

Nevada foreclosure fraud law takes effect Oct. 1 Nevada's new foreclosure fraud reform law takes effect Oct. 1, enhancing the Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's enforcement authority over foreclosure fraud. On May 20, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 284 into law.  The law now requires homeowner access to information on the companies … Continue reading Foreclosure Fraud Law to take effect

Troubled homeowners, beware of ‘mass joinder’ lawsuit invitations

The mailings are often scams that promise to force lenders to modify the loans of borrowers who no longer can afford their house payments or who owe more than their homes are worth. By Lew SichelmanSeptember 25, 2011 Reporting From Washington— What financially strapped homeowner wouldn't want to join other troubled owners in a last-ditch … Continue reading Troubled homeowners, beware of ‘mass joinder’ lawsuit invitations

HUD Program: Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program (GNND)

What Is the Good Neighbor Next Door (GNND) Sales Program? HUD wants to strengthen America's communities.  The Good Neighbor Next Door Program offers HUD owned single family (one-unit) homes to eligible participants at a 50% discount. Law enforcement officers, pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and firefighters/emergency medical technicians can contribute to community revitalization while becoming … Continue reading HUD Program: Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program (GNND)

Cook County Seniors don’t lose your property tax break

55,000 Cook County seniors in danger of losing property tax breaks Roughly one in five senior homeowners in Cook County are in danger of missing out on property tax breaks they’re entitled to as bills are expected to land in mailboxes next week, Assessor Joe Berrios said Tuesday. The situation stems from a state law … Continue reading Cook County Seniors don’t lose your property tax break

Homeowners May Be Left Out of Emergency Homeowners Loan Program

Thousands of potentially eligible homeowners may be left out of a $1 billion Department of Housing and Urban Development program that provides interest-free loans to the unemployed because of documentation and timing problems. The Dodd-Frank Act required HUD to develop the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program. Unemployed borrowers in 27 states could apply through nonprofit counseling … Continue reading Homeowners May Be Left Out of Emergency Homeowners Loan Program

Cook County property tax bills could rise despite housing slump

Dreaded property tax bills are expected to hit Cook County mailboxes the first week of October, and homeowners might find them a bit plumper than last year despite the continued housing market malaise. Figures released Thursday by County Clerk David Orr showed that Chicago residential, commercial and industrial property owners will be asked to collectively … Continue reading Cook County property tax bills could rise despite housing slump