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Underwater on your mortgage?

Underwater on your mortgage?

HARP 2.0 CAN HELP!

What is HARP?  HARP is Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).  How does this affect you?  HARP is designed to help home owners that have been unable to get traditional refinancing due to the decrease in home value and may not have enough equity or no equity at all.  Home owners can actually be upside down on their mortgage and still be eligible.

Who is eligible?

  • The mortgage must be owned or guaranteed by Freddi mac or Fannie Mae
  • The mortgage must have been sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie mac on or before May 31, 2009.
  • The mortgage cannot have been refinanced under HARP previously
  • The current loan to value ratio needs to be greater than 80%
  • The borrower must be current on their mortgage at the time of the refinance with a good payment history in the past 12 months

As of January 9, 2012 HARP Guidelines have changed.  Prior t

City of Atlanta Joins Wells Fargo for NeighborhoodLIFT

City of Atlanta Joins Wells Fargo for NeighborhoodLIFT

Are you ready to buy a condo or a house?  Do you want to live in the City of Atlanta?  Would you like to have a minimum of $15,000 in down payment assistance?  If your answer is yes, you should make plans to register for NeighborhoodLIFT, a Wells Fargo home buyer event.  The bank will pre-qualify potential buyers with good credit and the required paper work in hand.  Visit www.neighborhoodlift.com to register and to see a list of documents to bring with you.

Fulton County to Host Information Session on How to Prevent Foreclosure

Fulton County to Host Information Session on How to Prevent Foreclosure

November 16 Workshop is the final information session for 2011

Fulton County residents can take advantage of the final information session for 2011 on how to save their homes from foreclosure.  An information workshop will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at the Southwest Branch of the Atlanta- Fulton County Public Library from 1:00 p.m.

Fulton Co. hosting foreclosure prevention fair Sept. 24

Fulton Co. hosting foreclosure prevention fair Sept. 24

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services' Office of Housing and Community Development are hosting a foreclosure prevention fair on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The fair will be held at Atlanta's Westlake High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Counselors will be on hand to provide foreclosure counseling and assistance. The counselors will help homeowners assess their current situation and determine if the homeowners qualify for the Obama Administration's Making Home Affordable program.

The Making Home Affordable program helps homeowners get refinancing or loan modifications to help them stay in their homes.

Participants need to bring two copies of the following documents to obtain assistance at the fair:

Eco-Fabulous Explored on Beltline Tour

Eco-Fabulous Explored on Beltline Tour

The Atlanta Beltline project is a diverse 2.8 billion project to renovate neighborhoods, parks and commercial space for an area of the city that will be connected by town-car (incorporating old railroad tracks).  The project incorporates nature and neighborhood's existing materials to create a neighborhood that's "eco-fabulous", as our tour guide called it. Brian Leary, the brain behind this project was a college student who was inspired by a similar plan in Paris.

Every Friday and Saturday at 9:30AM, the Atlanta Beltline hosts a free three hour tour along this beltline that highlights the circle that the town cars will transit. Currently, this Beltline tour is reserved for the next year but I was lucky enough to find a seat, due to a cancellation.

I didn't know what to expect on these tours. When I signed up I had never imagined the tour would take three hours out of my Saturday.

ULI Hosts 17th Annual Development of Excellence Awards

 

ATLANTA (Aug. 31, 2011) - On Sept. 15, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will host its 17th Annual Development of Excellence Awards at 200 Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta.

The Development of Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding real estate development projects that exemplify ULI’s mission to provide leadership in responsible land use and the creation of sustaining, thriving communities.

Metro Atlanta foreclosure rate 16th highest in nation

Metro Atlanta foreclosure rate 16th highest in nation

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's foreclosure rate slowed by the middle of 2011, but remains among the metros with the highest rates.

Atlanta had 44,1560 foreclosure filings from January through June, down about 16 percent from the first half of 2010. This gave Atlanta the 16th highest rate of foreclosures, according to RealtyTrac, which publishes the largest list of foreclosures in the country.

The company defines a foreclosure as default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions.