Buying a Foreclosed Home in San Jose: Learn about Purchase Assistance Loan and San Jose Dream Home Program at Feb. 12th Workshop

The San Jose Consortium, which includes the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, the City of San Jose, and Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley, is sponsoring a workshop on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 focused on the Purchase Assistance Loan … Continue reading

Hampton Bay Fans from Home Depot: A Cautionary Tale Against Buying Them

Does your home have ceiling fans?  They can be a great, cost-effective way to cool your house, but as I’ve discovered, getting the wrong brand of ceiling fans (in this case, the Hampton Bay brand offered at Home Depot) can … Continue reading

New Announcement About Uncashed Checks for Independent Foreclosure Review

Just the messenger folks, contact Rust Consulting for more information: Joint Press Release Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Office of the Comptroller of the Currency For release at 1:00 p.m. EDT February 18, 2015 Agencies Announce Reissuance … Continue reading

Homeowners Say Customer Service is Still a Problem when They Contact Their Bank or Servicer

Lost documents, robo-signing, getting different messages from different bank departments, broken verbal promises for modifications, loan servicing being transferred, and unexplained modification denials- are these all things of the past with settlements like the Independent Foreclosure Review, Attorney General Settlement, … Continue reading

ForeclosureHelp Update: CitiGroup and Wells Pause Foreclosures; MN Passes Homeowner Bill of Rights; NY AG Updates Complaint Against BOA and Wells for Violating AG Settlement

It has been a busy week for developments related to the ongoing foreclosure crisis. On May 17th, American Banker broke the news (“Wells, Citi Halt Most Foreclosure Sales as OCC Ratchets Up Scrutiny”)  that Wells Fargo and Citigroup were halting … Continue reading


Join in the many activities during Silicon Valley Affordable Housing Week! May 13 – 18, 2013 is Affordable Housing Week in Santa Clara County. Join supporters of affordable housing for panels, tours, presentations and discussions in Santa Clara County – … Continue reading

Foreclosure Help’s Update on the Independent Foreclosure Review, Debt Collectors, Making Home Affordable, Hispanic Homeownership,and “Zombie Foreclosures”

1) UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 26th, more information here. Today is the final day for homeowners to mail their registration forms for the Lending Discrimination Settlement between the Department of Justice and Countrywide Financial Corporation.  Borrowers must mail their … Continue reading

Revisión Independiente del Embargo de Vivienda: Actualización en los $3.6 Billones de Pago en Efectivo y $5.7 Billones en Asistencia de Modificación.

(English Version: Independent Foreclosure Review: Update on $3.6 Billion in Cash Payments and $5.7 Billion in Modification Assistance.  Vietnamese Version: Các chiến lược cho việc tìm kiếm xét Tịch thu nhà độc lập: Cập nhật trên $3.6 tỷ USD trong thanh toán bằng … Continue reading

Các chiến lược cho việc tìm kiếm xét Tịch thu nhà độc lập: Cập nhật trên $3.6 tỷ USD trong thanh toán bằng tiền mặt và $5.7 tỷ USD vào việc sửa đổi trợ giúp.

(English version: “Independent Foreclosure Review: Update on $3.6 Billion in Cash Payments and $5.7 Billion in Modification Assistance”) Biên tập viên lưu ý: (Foreclosure Help)Trợ giúp Tịch thu nhà là một chương trình được tài trợ bởi thành phố San Jose … Continue reading