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Government Sites for those facing Foreclosure or Financial difficulties - 03/30/09 09:32 PM
If you are a homeowner facing a possible foreclosure or financial difficulty, the Federal Government has prepared a number of helpful oline sites with articles and tips to help. The following are the US sites and some sample articles you can find on each. (Click on the logo to view their website)
U.S. Dept. of Justice "List of Approved Credit Counseling Agencies"
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") "How to Avoid Foreclosure" "Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure"
Federal Housing Administration "You can avoid foreclosure and keep your home"
Federal Trade (0 comments)
Vagabond Players perform the production "Social Security" - 03/19/09 04:24 PM
The Vagabond Players, Inc. is a non-profit theatre troupe that travels to senior centers, retirement homes and communities, assisted living centers and health care facilities, who bring live theater to seniors who may not have the opportunity or capability to get out to see live theater. In addition, they perform for churches, clubs, organizations, and often perform at community theaters as well. I caught their production while performing at the Tabernacle Church in Concord, CA. I think it is wonderful that these talented actors and actresses dedicate their time to enhance the lives of our senior community! If you are interested (2 comments)
FTC Releases Spoof Videos with a Serious Message - 03/19/09 09:59 AM
It seems everyday I read about scammers...in one form or another... preying on the consumers. The Federal Trade Commission has come up with a couple of videos highlighting the differences between AnnualCreditReport.com and those other sites that claim to provide “free” credit reports. Other sites require users to pay hidden fees or agree to additional services. For example, some sites provide a free credit report if you enroll in a new service. If you don’t cancel the service during a short trial period, you’re likely to see membership fees on your credit card statement. Here is one of the videos the (4 comments)
With today's Real Estate Market, there are many consumers that are being targeted by Scammers, Fraud companies...and as much as it pains me to say it...unethical/unprofessional Realtors. Unfortunately, the consumers don't know where to turn to or who to ask. How do they know that the person knocking on their door...offering to save them from pre-foreclosure... is really a licensed Realtor? There are many legitimate sources, but one that is rarely advertised is The California Department of Real Estate. The CA Dept. of Real Estate is also a useful resource that we can direct consumers to who wish to file a complaint (4 comments)
Homes are Selling in Walnut Creek, CA - 03/06/09 10:20 PM
The following video is a market report on Pending home sales in Walnut Creek, CA. It covers detached, single family homes only. Shows price ranges, average price per square foot, average days on the market and the percentage of distressed sales. It's very encouraging to see the number of pending sales in this community. Walnut Creek is a beautiful place to call home with all the fine dining, upscale shopping, great schools and recreational activities. The figures were taken from the Contra Costa Assoc. of Realtor's MLS as of March 6, 2009.
Walnut Creek, CA...Pending Market Update (0 comments)
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