March Madness: 9 Important Updates on the Independent Foreclosure Review, Short Sales, Modifications, and Foreclosures

By Sean Coffey, MPA, Program Manager at Foreclosure Help 1) Foreclosure Reviews Update: Updated information about the Independent Foreclosure Review was released on February 28th (see our previous post: “Independent Foreclosure Review: Update on $3.6 Billion in Cash Payments and … Continue reading

Five Important Policy Updates For California Homeowners and Tenants in 2013 Related to Foreclosures, Short Sales, and the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights

By Sean Coffey, MPA, Program Manager of ForeclosureHelpSCC 1) Independent Foreclosure Review: The New York Times broke the news on December 31 that the Independent Foreclosure Review may be replaced.  The article explains that regulators and banking officials have been … Continue reading

Rebuilding credit after a Foreclosure or Short Sale

By Aurora Olivares, Housing Counselor at Project Sentinel, one of the members of ForeclosureHelpSCC Building and maintaining credit is frequently on the minds of homeowners here in San Jose and Sunnyvale.  It’s no secret that your credit takes a hard … Continue reading

Loan Modification and Debt Elimination Scams in Santa Clara County: Scammers Keep Trying, But District Attorney is Watching

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office recently charged a man with a felony fraud charge for running a debt elimination scheme in Campbell.   According to Central Coast News, (Update: Convicted Debt Scammer Charged After Another Scheme Revealed Apr 03, … Continue reading

Event Focuses on Stabilizing Homeownership after Foreclosures in California

Editor’s note: This is post #2 in a two-part series. (Read Post #1) By Sean Coffey, Program Manager, Foreclosure Help The California Housing Consortium recently sponsored the 1st Annual  Homeownership Forum.  The theme for the day was “Stabilizing Homeownership and … Continue reading

Event Focuses on Stabilizing Homeownership after Foreclosures in California

Editor’s note: This is post #1 in a two-part series.  You can read part 2 here. By Sean Coffey, Program Manager, Foreclosure Help The California Housing Consortium recently sponsored the 1st Annual  Homeownership Forum.  The theme for the day was … Continue reading

Homeowner Education and Resource Fair in San Jose on March 23rd, 2013 at Berryessa Branch Library

ForeclosureHelp will be attending and presenting at a Homeowner Education & Resource Fair at the Berryessa Branch Library on Saturday, March 23rd.   The event is from 10AM to 2PM, and the library is located at 3355 Noble Avenue, San Jose, … Continue reading