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South Dakota one of lowest foreclosure states

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

South and North Dakota are among the states with the lowest percentage of homes in foreclosure, according to a new report.

Only 0.7 percent of homes in North Dakota were in foreclosure and 0.8 percent in South Dakota. On…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

South Dakota one of lowest foreclosure states

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

South and North Dakota are among the states with the lowest percentage of homes in foreclosure, according to a new report.

Only 0.7 percent of homes in North Dakota were in foreclosure and 0.8 percent in South Dakota. On…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Foreclosure prevention counseling saved more than $260 million

September 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

More than 3,700 foreclosures were prevented in Minnesota last year, saving homeowners, lenders, neighborhoods and local governments more than $260 million, according to a study recently released by the Minnesota Homeownership Center. Continue Reading

Countrywide won influence with discounts: Sen. Kent Conrad among congressmen treated to VIP loan

July 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation’s foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report. Continue Reading

N.D. to receive $3 million in national mortgage settlement

February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem tells The Associated Press that North Dakota will get a direct payment of about $3 million. He says his plan is to develop a program with private industry to increase housing in oil country, particularly for newly hired law officers and emergency responders. Continue Reading

Foreclosure numbers continue to drop in Minnesota

November 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Twin Cities foreclosures declined 36 percent to 4,604 while outstate Minnesota experienced a 26 percent decline to 2,650. Current levels of foreclosures remain at historic highs. Continue Reading

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Comedian Chris Tucker Faces Foreclosure on Mansion

October 13, 2011 in WDAZ

MONTVERDE, Fla. (AP) Court records show comedian Chris Tucker is facing foreclosure on his multimillion-dollar mansion in central Florida.
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Government report: Fannie Mae knew of ‘robo-signing’ in ’03

October 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae knew about allegations of improper foreclosure practices by law firms in 2003 but did not act to stop them, a government watchdog says. Continue Reading

Program helps Minnesotans at risk of foreclosure

July 17, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Until July 22, Minnesotans can apply for the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP), a new federal program to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure because of economic or medical hardship Continue Reading

Mortgage assistance funds available for Minnesota homeowners

July 4, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Village Family Service Center was recently selected by NeighborWorks America in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help promote and facilitate the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota. Continue Reading