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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 […]

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 […]

Senator Menendez Proposes a Bill to Help NJ Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

June 20th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

With numerous “zombie foreclosures” in process and foreclosure filings on the rise, Senator Menendez has proposed “The Preserving American Homeownership Act” for struggling homeowners.   A recent Realtytrac report found New Jersey has the highest “zombie” foreclosure rate in the country, with one out of every 201 housing units vacated before a completed foreclosure. These […]

Government Announces Extension of HARP and HAMP until the end of 2016

May 15th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

The government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) will be extended until the end of 2016.    According to the head of FHFA, Mr Wyatt stated;  “Since HAMP and HARP were first launched in 2009, these programs have provided critically important relief for many borrowers by allowing them to lower […]

A FRESH START COULD BE WAITING FOR YOU

April 13th, 2015 by Marsha Bowen Washington

A Fresh Start Could Be Waiting for You Stories are powerful, especially when the stories help you to identify with someone who is in a similar situation. For people in danger of losing their home to foreclosure, it is so common to feel alone. That is why it is vital that others who have been […]

More Help on the Way for Distressed Homeowners in New Jersey

December 29th, 2014 by Marsha Bowen Washington

As New Jersey remains one of the Top 5 states with the highest foreclosures, legislators are seeking additional programs to stave off the number of foreclosures. A new bill (AB 955) has been proposed to assist homeowners with NJ HMFA mortgages with negative equity. If the bill is approved, a test pilot will begin hopefully […]

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Marsha Bowen Washington

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