GREENSBORO, NC – May 19, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The City of Greensboro is hosting two housing seminars for residents who have inherited homes or property to help prevent home and property loss. The seminars are from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, June 1, and from 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, June 4, at Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Both seminars are free, but do require pre-registration.
Speakers, including nonprofit attorneys and City staff, will focus discussion on loss prevention for inherited property, deeds, the mortgage foreclosure process, ordinances, maintaining rental property, securing empty houses, tax information, preparing wills, and powers of attorney. The June 4 seminar also includes vendors and additional programs focusing on homeownership and energy efficiency.
According to Rhonda Enoch, housing counselor with the City’s Planning and Community Development Department, the seminars help residents understand what they need to do to ensure they do not lose their inherited properties to foreclosure or other issues. “For many people, taking on a second home is a huge task. In addition to paying mortgages and other bills they also have to pay the taxes, mow the lawns, and maintain the property. These seminars will offer information and insight to help them better manage that process.”
The City is hosting the seminars in partnership with the NC Housing Coalition. To register before the day of either seminar, call 336-373-4146. For more information, contact Enoch at 336-373-4147.
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The City works with the community to improve the quality of life for residents through inclusion, diversity, and trust. As the seventh largest employer in Greensboro, the City has a professional staff of 2,800 employees who maintain the values of honesty, integrity, stewardship, and respect. The City is governed by a council-manager form of government with a mayor and eight council members. For more information on the City, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov or call 373-CITY (2489).