“Stopping Foreclosure Rescue Scams in Their Track” and other headlines from 2016

DSNews: New York: Stopping Foreclosure Rescue Scams in Their Tracks City Limits: Call for Halt to Aggressive Real-Estate Tactics in East New York ABC 7 NY: Mayor de Blasio, FEMA Announce Plans to Revise NYC Flood Maps  PBS NewsHour: East New York painter confronts the ‘brutal’ force of gentrification Emergency Management: With Hurricane Season Upon Us, Do You Know […]

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Center for NYC Neighborhoods Launches Tracker To Alert Homeowners To Tax Lien Sale

For Immediate Release: xxxxx Contact: Jovana Rizzo, 646-200-5329, jovana@berlinrosen.com; Cristian Salazar, 646-796-0898, cristian.salazar@cnycn.org Center for NYC Neighborhoods Launches Tracker To Alert Homeowners To Tax Lien Sale Interactive map at cnycn.org/NYC-tax-lien-sale allows communities and stakeholders to assess the impact on their neighborhoods, help neighbors get off the sale list NEW YORK, NY – The Center for […]

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Asset Rich and Cash Poor in Bed-Stuy

Posing with fellow presenters (L-R), Audra Barrow of the Law Office of Audra J. Barrow, Candi Hinton of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc,  Eustace Greaves of Greaves Financial Services & The Bridge Insurance Agency, Masanna Johnson of Bridge Street Development Corporation, Don Eversley of Bridge Street Development Corporation, Idesta Severin of the Office of Financial Education […]

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Reverse Mortgages: Get the Facts

For many seniors with equity in their homes, reverse mortgages are an appealing opportunity. In a conventional mortgage, homeowners make monthly mortgage payments to their lender and build equity over time in their home. Conversely, in reverse mortgages, homeowners receive money from their lender, with the understanding that they are in essence drawing down equity […]

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Don’t be on the tax lien sale list

On May 16th, thousands of New York City homeowners whose budgets are already stretched thin could face an additional financial burden. Homeowners who are behind on their property taxes or water/sewer payments, or those who’ve had emergency repairs made by the City, may see those debts sold to a third-party collection agency. Once a tax […]

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FHA Modifications and FHA-HAMP

The most straightforward way to determine whether a loan is an FHA-insured loan is to look at the mortgage, which is available online in ACRIS or the County Clerk’s office. FHA loans have an FHA case number in the top-right corner of the mortgage. Another way is to look at the mortgage statement and see […]

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New federal rules neglect at risk homeowners, target the one percent

The Federal government is seeking to crack down on money laundering by unmasking individuals behind large all-cash purchases of Manhattan real estate by shell companies. For the next six months, through a new pilot program, the U.S. Treasury Department will require companies to disclose the names of individuals behind all-cash purchases of more than $3 million […]

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“Coalition for Affordable Homes Releases Policy Platform” and other headlines from 2015

DSNews: Forces Join to Protect Borrowers from Foreclosure Relief Scams Press Release: AG Schneiderman Announces Innovative Partnership with Leading Statewide Media Associations to Protect New Yorkers from Foreclosure Rescue Scams Crain’s New York: Advocates’ $4 Billion Plan Urges Cuomo to Fund More Supportive and Senior Housing Rooflines: Some Forms of Displacement Are Beyond Criminal The Brooklyn Reader: Don’t […]

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