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National Consumer Assistance Plan – New Credit Report Guidelines effective July 1st 2017

April 10th, 2018 by Marsha Bowen Washington

The National Consumer Assistance Plan is being implemented over three years, and the new website will serve as a vehicle for updating consumers about changes to their ability to interact with the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies. Changes included in the National Consumer Assistance Plan include: Consumer experience: Consumers visiting www.annualcreditreport.com, the website that allows consumers […]

Bankruptcy Scams on the Rise for Distressed Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

March 4th, 2017 by Marsha Bowen Washington

  As more distressed homeowners seek to save their homes from foreclosure, several are being duped out of thousands of dollars with bankruptcy scams.  Although filing a bankruptcy can stop a foreclosure from happening, this is only a temporary action.  Once the bankruptcy is discharged or dismissed, this makes it easier for the lender to […]

Government Short Sale Program HAFA Sunsets December 31st 2016

December 11th, 2016 by Marsha Bowen Washington

HAFA This program which offered distressed homeowners an opportunity to liquidate their home via a short sale (sell home for less than the mortgage owed) or deed in lieu (volunteer foreclosure). Participating lenders and servicers could offer distressed homeowners up to $10,000 for relocation at closing. TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAFA […]

Making Home Affordable Government Loan Modification Program will Sunset December 31st 2016

December 4th, 2016 by Marsha Bowen Washington

Government modification programs will come to an end in a few weeks.  HAMP which stands for Home Affordable Modification Program assisted over 2 million distressed home owners between 2010 to now. HAMP This program which offered distressed homeowners loan modification based on 31% of income with a variable rate starting as low as 2% for […]

Waiting Too Late to Avoid Foreclosure

October 18th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

I felt compelled to write this blog because a homeowner who reached out to me via a colleague a few weeks ago lost his home to a buyer at a sheriff sale last week.  It was sad because the homeowner was told by his attorney that he was working with his lender to get an […]

Homeowners Who Walk Away from Their Homes After Bankruptcy Are Not Always Out of the Woods

August 16th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

Zombie foreclosures are called Zombies because these are properties that are in foreclosure and have been vacant for some time.   Several of these homes are vacant because the homeowner filed bankruptcy and is facing foreclosure.  The good news is with the discharged bankruptcy, they are no longer responsible for the mortgage debt, however the […]

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Marsha Bowen Washington

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