Statewide Effort Helps More than 10,000 Avoid Foreclosure;

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A state-designed foreclosure prevention program made its 10,000th foreclosure prevention loan last month, providing workers who have lost jobs during the downturn a way to save their homes.

Firm that robo-signed foreclosures to pay $120 million

Raleigh: - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Florida company that is alleged to have robo-signed foreclosure documents will pay $120 million to North Carolina and 45 other states, fix incorrect documents and change its practices, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Thursday

Cooper takes aim at foreclosure fraudsters in Charlotte and Wilmington

AG seeks to shut down loan modification scams, win consumer refunds September 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Raleigh: Three North Carolina companies that claim to help...

NC Association of REALTORS® Allocates $50,000 to Counseling Agencies to Fight NC Foreclosure

RALEIGH - June 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The NC Association of REALTORS® (NCAR) announced today that it has allocated a total of $50,000 to counseling agencies across the state to help homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

OBX Foreclosure Update for December 7th

December 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- It has been quite the year for Outer Banks foreclosures.  We have seen 285 bank owned residential properties...

Free Foreclosure Prevention Clinic in Washington Dec. 9-10

November 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Local homeowners who have lost their jobs and can’t pay their mortgage help may get help at a free foreclosure prevention clinic December 9 and 10 at the Job Link Career Center in Washington.

Foreclosure Loan Fund Now Assists Re-Employed Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Even after they find a new job, many North Carolinians who have been unemployed during the economic downturn still struggle to hold onto their homes. They may have either missed payments when they were between jobs or their new job may pay less than they were earning in the past. If a second mortgage is making their monthly payments unaffordable, these homeowners may now be able to get help through the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund™

AG Cooper moves to stop phony foreclosure assistance scheme

Raleigh: - May 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Winston-Salem foreclosure rescue operation that targeted financially distressed homeowners with claims to help them save their homes from foreclosure is barred from collecting any money from consumers for foreclosure assistance or loan modifications, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced.

Helping workers who lose their jobs, keep their homes: N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund™ Adds...

March 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The N.C. Housing Finance Agency this month has added 13 HUD-approved counseling agencies to the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund™, increasing the number of agencies where homeowners can apply to 37. The program began offering mortgage payment assistance December 1 in all 100 counties

Butterfield to Host Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Forum

Greenville, N.C. - March 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman G. K. Butterfield will hold a forum on mortgage foreclosure prevention on Tuesday, March 22. "There are tens of thousands of responsible American homeowners holding on to their homes by a thread,” Butterfield said. “And while there is some help available, many people do not know about it. This forum provides the opportunity to learn what you can do to help protect your home and family.”

House Members Demand Fannie, Freddie Strengthen Response to Foreclosure Crisis

Washington, D.C. - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) and more than 50 Members of Congress, including Representatives from most of the hardest hit states, sent a letter today to Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA), calling for Fannie and Freddie to take a leadership role in stemming the current foreclosure crisis. In part, the lawmakers write that FHFA has failed to use its influence to effect crucial changes that would slow the continuing decline of the housing market and maximize return to the taxpayer

Foreclosure assistance scheme banned from NC, announces AG Cooper

Raleigh, NC - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A California foreclosure assistance company is the latest outfit to be banned from offering loan modification and foreclosure assistance services in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today.

Justice Center analysis: About 1 in 63 housing units in North Carolina were in...

RALEIGH, NC - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- North Carolina broke the state foreclosure filing record in 2010. And according to an analysis released today by the NC Justice Center, approximately one in every 63 housing units in North Carolina faced foreclosure filings last year

Phony foreclosure rescue outfit banned from reopening in NC

Raleigh, NC - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A so-called foreclosure rescue company that previously operated in Charlotte and Colfax, NC and its owner are banned from ever doing foreclosure assistance work in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today.

Attorney General stops scheme to rig bids on foreclosure auctions

Raleigh, NC - December 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Virginia man and his company are barred from rigging bids on public auctions and must pay civil penalties and consumer refunds for trying to fix foreclosure sales of properties in Durham and Mecklenburg counties, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today.


How One Agent Is Surviving In Today’s Market

Raleigh, NC - May 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the 3rd consecutive year in a row Rupert Bryan has not only won all the top awards in the Coldwell Banker Falls Office, but he is also ranked as one of the Top Agents in the Triangle (#18 Triangle Business Journal Residential Realtor)


Public input opportunities for Project Grace proposal

New Hanover County will host two public meetings to share information about Project Grace and the redevelopment proposal that was submitted by Zimmer Development Company.