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Foreclosures & Short Sales

Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2016
There's no place like home for the holidays—and that's especially true if you're looking to sell a home right now!…
These government programs may have prolonged the recession
These government programs may have prolonged the recession Homes & Real Estate October 19, 2016
Have government programs intended to help struggling homeowners actually prolonged the recession instead? Read more: This tool shows how much you'll pay…
Fifth Third Bank helping unemployed customers find work
Fifth Third Bank helping unemployed customers find work Jobs & Military October 18, 2016
One of the nation's regional banks has a solution to mortgage default that happens because of sudden unemployment or underemployment:…
Owner’s title insurance: What is it and when do you need it?
Owner’s title insurance: What is it and when do you need it? Insurance September 22, 2016
When you buy a home or refinance one, you need a simple insurance policy that most people just won't buy…even…
How to improve your credit after a foreclosure
How to improve your credit after a foreclosure Money & Credit June 30, 2016
Losing a home due to foreclosure can leave a heavy mark on your credit record, however, there are things that…
Tips for first-time homebuyers
Tips for first-time homebuyers Homes & Real Estate May 30, 2016
Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of qualifying for a loan and…
A look at the fake landlord scam
A look at the fake landlord scam Homes & Real Estate April 15, 2016
If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to…
Foreclosure Guide
Foreclosure Guide Foreclosures & Short Sales April 1, 2016
Are you among the more than one million Americans who might lose your home to foreclosure? It's a difficult situation…
Mortgage refinance guide
Mortgage refinance guide Homes & Real Estate April 1, 2016
Are you wondering how to refinance, when to refinance, and what all of the terms really mean? We've put together…
Is buying a foreclosure online a bargain?
Is buying a foreclosure online a bargain? Homes & Real Estate February 8, 2016
Are you a homebuyer thinking about how to buy a foreclosure to save money? According to the National Association of…
Foreclosure predictions for 2016
Foreclosure predictions for 2016 Homes & Real Estate February 3, 2016
The housing market is back on its feet -- or is it? Following the burst of the housing bubble and…
Do real estate agents really matter anymore?
Do real estate agents really matter anymore? Homes & Real Estate January 5, 2016
With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers,…
Mortgage disclosure rules get a makeover
Mortgage disclosure rules get a makeover Homes & Real Estate September 28, 2015
The federal government has finally adopted simple, clear mortgage disclosure forms. Here's what you need to know... An idea that's…
4 Simple Tweaks That Will Enhance Your Home’s Value
4 Simple Tweaks That Will Enhance Your Home’s Value Buying a Home May 14, 2015
ShopSmart magazine did a Top 10 list of things you could do to your home that have the greatest payoff…
New Mortgage Settlement Helps 48,000 Homeowners Who Faced Foreclosure
New Mortgage Settlement Helps 48,000 Homeowners Who Faced Foreclosure Foreclosures & Short Sales May 5, 2015
SunTrust has come into the crosshairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the latest round of continuing fallout from…
Protect against foreclosure deficiency claims
Protect against foreclosure deficiency claims Homes & Real Estate November 19, 2014
Have you been foreclosed on in the last 7 years? Bill collectors may be…
Clark’s take: Where home values are headed
Clark’s take: Where home values are headed Homes & Real Estate March 25, 2014
Confused about all the housing market stats you're hearing? Is it a flipper's market…
Foreclosure deals for the average homebuyer
Foreclosure deals for the average homebuyer Homes & Real Estate March 16, 2014
Special cash incentives are on the table for homebuyers who want to owner-occupy our…
Fannie Mae offers cash incentives toward closing costs
Fannie Mae offers cash incentives toward closing costs Homes & Real Estate February 26, 2014
Fannie Mae is offering special incentives to buyers if you buy one of their REOs through March 31, 2014. Up…
Wells Fargo flouting mortgage relief settlement?
Wells Fargo flouting mortgage relief settlement? Homes & Real Estate October 3, 2013
UPDATE: Wells Fargo is being sued by the Attorney General of New York for failing to comply with the terms…
New help for foreclosure recovery
New help for foreclosure recovery Homes & Real Estate October 1, 2013
Thought you were barred from buying a new home after a foreclosure or a…
Gauging the recovery in housing values
Gauging the recovery in housing values Homes & Real Estate September 25, 2013
Here we are having been through a real estate cycle where everything was sizzling and then things fell off a…
Buying a home again after a foreclosure, short sale
Buying a home again after a foreclosure, short sale Homes & Real Estate September 10, 2013
If you thought you were barred from buying a new house after a foreclosure or a short sale, the Los…
Where we stand in the housing market
Where we stand in the housing market Homes & Real Estate September 9, 2013
The rumors you've heard of a strong seller's market are a bit overblown, but…
Get a more accurate property appraisal
Get a more accurate property appraisal Homes & Real Estate July 11, 2013
This new free online tool uses multiple databases to deliver a better-informed estimate for…
What happens if you walk away from a mortgage?
What happens if you walk away from a mortgage? Homes & Real Estate June 28, 2013
We still have millions of people upside down in homes even as the housing recovery is starting. So what do…
What happens if you walk away from a mortgage?
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
Monetary compensation coming for those who faced foreclosure
Monetary compensation coming for those who faced foreclosure Homes & Real Estate April 11, 2013
A new settlement could put a check in your mailbox as early as next week if you rightfully or wrongly…
Real estate investing in a post-bubble market
Real estate investing in a post-bubble market Homes & Real Estate April 1, 2013
When most others are afraid to act...economics show that's when you should seize the…
Job counseling for homeowners
Job counseling for homeowners Homes & Real Estate March 12, 2013
Talk about a hand-up, not a handout. One of the nation's largest banks has…
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