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April 13, 2012

Is the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) 2.0 New and Improved Enough to Help YOU?

Under new rules coming on line, HARP is now available for refinances no matter how far your home is underwater. The 125% loan-to-value cap is no more.
April 23, 2012

Update on the Cash Distribution to Foreclosed Homeowners from the National Mortgage Fraud Settlement

What qualifies you to receive the $1,500 to $2,000 restitution payment for losing your home to foreclosure? More clues have just become available.
April 25, 2012

Irony by Perjury Adds Insult to Injury: from Lender Robo-signing to Foreclosed Homeowners Begging for Scraps from the National Mortgage Fraud Settlement

Homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure may need to commit perjury to get restitution payments through the settlement. That would be the deepest kind of insult on injury.
August 3, 2012

Some States Are Not Using Their Foreclosure Settlement Funds to Help Homeowners

States recently received $2.5 billion from the major banks for foreclosure prevention and related help for homeowners. But much of that is not being used for those purposes.
August 6, 2012

State Sued for Diverting $50 Million from its Foreclosure Settlement Fund

The state with the highest foreclosure rate, Arizona, is being sued for violating the settlement's federal consent judgment by not using the funds for helping homeowners.
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