May 21, 2013

National Mortgage Settlement Provides Relief for more than 620,000 Homeowners, Including Vinel Cooper in Pennsylvania

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The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have distributed $50.63 billion in direct relief to over 620,000 homeowners, or roughly $81,000 per homeowner as part of the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress update released today by independent settlement monitor Joseph A. Smith of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight. Over one year ago, the Department […]

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March 22, 2013

He’s Finally Home

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No greater sense of accomplishment can surpass experiencing firsthand a disabled veteran finding a place that they can call home.  It makes what we strive to do, each and every day for those we serve, worth doing. Mr. Darrell Lowery, a disabled U.S. Navy veteran with over four years of military service and who served […]

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January 31, 2013

Buying a home, OMG!

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Recently, I’ve been helping a friend through the home buying process.  Although I purchased a home a few years back, I’d forgotten how rigorous the process can be: How much earnest money do I need to put up?  Will the seller help with closing costs?  Do I need homeowners insurance?  And, oh yeah, and what […]

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December 11, 2012

New PSAs Direct Struggling Homeowners to Free Mortgage Help

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Written by Andrea Risotto and George Gonzalez “What are we going to do if we lose the house?” “I can’t let anyone find out.” “I can’t tell the kids. This is going to wreck their lives.” “I am all alone.” Many of these powerful thoughts have crossed the minds of homeowners who have fallen behind […]

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December 3, 2012

Settlement Success Story: Jocelyn Harris

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Jocelyn Harris is a mortgage broker from Delray Beach, Florida. In 2006, during the housing boom, she purchased her first and only family home for $250,000. At the time, she had a steady income and she and her husband were able to easily pay the mortgage. In 2008, the economy took a turn for the […]

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