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MAYOR FILNER AND NAAC ANNOUNCE FREE HOMEOWNERS CONFERENCE DEC. 15 IN SAN DIEGO

Do you qualify for compensation due to wrongful foreclosure in 2009 or 2010? Find out and get help--free

December 13, 2012 (San Diego) -- San Diego’s newly-elected Mayor Bob Filner and the National Asian American Coalition (NAAC) are co-sponsoring what could be the largest Independent Foreclosure Review (IFR) event and resource fair in California this year. 

Under the IFR review, the 14 largest banks/servicers are required to pay homeowners who were improperly foreclosed upon up to $125,000 each in compensation. But since only 5% of homeowners have been properly contacted by the banks and none have received any relief, federal banking regulatory agencies have committed to holding this pre-Christmas event.

DUCHENY CALLS ON OPPONENT TO PASS STRONG HOMEOWNER BILL OF RIGHTS

 

Ducheny Chastises Vargas for "Special Interest" Favors

May 5, 2012 (San Diego) -- Congressional Candidate Denise Moreno Ducheny took issue with Senator Juan Vargas's recent voting record and called on the Senator to back a strong set of foreclosure protection bills being discussed in the Senate this week. "The recent voting record of my opponent is a disservice to the residents of San Diego and Imperial Counties," Ducheny said in a statement. "He should be spending more time focusing on the needs of his constituents, not just those special interest groups who write his campaign checks."

 

REPS. DAVIS & HUNTER INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO ALLOW ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY TO REFINANCE

 

 April 27, 2012 (Washington D.C.)—Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced the Fairness for Military Homeowners Act, legislation allowing military 
homeowners to refinance mortgages on a principle residence while serving at a duty station that prevents them from occupying the home.  Currently, active duty military members cannot refinance if the home is not “owner-occupied.”  

 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY LIBRARIES OFFER HOME CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY

 

March 13, 2012 (San Diego) – Foreclosures and notices of default remain a problem for many in the county.  The San Diego County Library is sponsoring HOME Clinics at branches throughout the county during 2012 to help homeowners get the information they need.  The clinics provide homeowners in distress with the opportunity to speak with professionals regarding their options as well as educational sessions on how to keep their home.  

THE WOMAN WHO STOOD ALONE AGAINST THE “THIEVING BANKS”

How Kamala Harris played hardball and won $18 billion to help California homeowners 

Story by Miriam Raftery, photos by Ron Logan

February 13, 2012 (San Diego) – Last September, the U.S. Department of Justice and attorney generals from other states were ready to sign a multi-state settlement of misconduct by banks that resulted in foreclosures.  The deal on the table? An estimated $4 billion or less for California, the state hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Moreover, no wrongdoers would be prosecuted.

So California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris stood up—and walked out. 

Her actions led to a dramatically different settlement reached last week that is expected to ultimately reach $40 billion—including an estimated $18 billion for California and $1.5 billion for San Diego homeowners.

FROM THE REAL ESTATE TRENCHES

By  Charlotte Reed,  Realtor, SRES, CRS
 
Real Estate is my business…my only business
 
A weekly column that focuses on Real Estate news that will have an impact on buyers and sellers of real estate in San Diego East County.
 
February 13, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s top real estate stories are:
 
  •         Big Bank/Feds settlement
  •         Free Homeowners counseling
  •        Weekly ESDCAR meeting 

ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA D. HARRIS SECURES $18 BILLION CALIFORNIA COMMITMENT FOR STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS

 
February 9, 2012 (Los Angeles) -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced an historic commitment to California of up to $18 billion that will benefit hundreds of thousands of homeowners in the state hardest hit by the mortgage crisis. 
 
"California families will finally see substantial relief after experiencing so much pain from the mortgage crisis," said Attorney General Harris. "Hundreds of thousands of homeowners will directly benefit from this California commitment." 

FREE CLINIC FOR HOMEOWNERS AND HOMEBUYERS NOVEMBER 19

November 17, 2011 (Chula Vista) – Assemblyman Marty Block (D-78th Assembly District), whose district includes much of East County, invites the public to attend a free clinic to assist homeowners and homebuyers on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A coalition of nonprofit organizations and housing agencies in the San Diego region will be on hand to assist and educate homeowners and homebuyers in their housing needs. The clinic will be held at Calvary Chapel of San Diego, 1771 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista.

EAST COUNTY HOMEOWNERSHIP FAIR JAN. 16

 

December 29, 2009 (El Cajon) -- If you are a current homeowner, or have questions on becoming a first time homebuyer, plan to attend the 5th Annual East County Homeownership Fair on Saturday, January 16, 2010 in El Cajon. The free event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center located at 195 East Douglas Avenue, in Downtown El Cajon.

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