Foreclosure clinic geared to homeowners with mortgages held by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co. and Bank of America Corp.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Count is at lowest number in three years.
Monday, April 9, 2012
What homes are on the market.
This week in "Home Sweet Home," we look at foreclosures in the neighborhoods of East Atlanta Patch. Foreclosure is never an easy process, of course. But there is hope for those who are unemployed and looking to stay in their homes. The HomeSafe Georgia program is designed to help unemployed homeowners make their mortgage payments. The program, administered through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has been available for about 1½ year. But as 11alive.com recently reported, consumers who could have benefited from it didn't know about it. HomeSafe Georgia has two different programs that provide temporary assistance via a forgivable loan where the proceeds are used to pay your mortgage lender directly: Find more information about …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Housing crisis triggers scams.
by Edward Jennings Jr. The housing crisis in America has done more than increase the number of vacant properties. It triggered a spike in mortgage modification scams. In fact, mortgage modification scams made the Better Business Bureau’s list of “Top 10 Scams of 2011.” In these scams, con artists and thieves target distressed homeowners who are looking for resources to save their homes. As the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regional administrator, I have watched the housing market rise and fall, carrying the dreams of many Americans along the way. To afford that American dream—a house and yard in a safe, quiet neighborhood—many borrowers were enticed by zero-down mortgages and no interest rate loan programs. While some …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Zip codes in focus: 30315 and 30312
This week, we look at homes in the 30315 and 30312 Zip codes, which includes the Grant Park neighborhood.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Occupy Atlanta activists say they're trying to stop foreclosure on a home that has been owned by the same family for generations.
Carmen Pittman has lived in her Old Fourth Ward home with her mother, father and three siblings since third grade. It’s the house that her grandmother and great-grandmother called home. But Pittman and her family face eviction because a bank has started foreclosure proceedings on their house on Glen Iris Drive. "This has always been a family house," said Pittman, 21. "It's always been here for anybody to come back to. ...You want to come sleep here, you can, you're more than welcome." Now, the family has invited Occupy Atlanta protesters onto their property in a bid to save their home and raise awareness in the neighborhood about the foreclosure crisis. About ten protesters arrived Tuesday to set up tents in the front lawn and signs with …