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Application Deadline for Making Home Affordable Program (HAMP) Extended

The application deadline for the Making Home Affordable Program which includes HAMP Loan Modifications has been extended through December 31, 2015.

Read U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release below:


Obama Administration Extends Application Deadline for the Making Home Affordable Program


  Extension through December 2015 Will Provide Struggling Homeowners Additional Time to
Access Sustainable Mortgage Relief and Align End Dates for Key Assistance Programs 

WASHINGTON –The U.

Know Your Rights Under the Home Equity Theft Prevention Act ("HETPA")

The Home Equity Theft Prevention Act ("HETPA") became effective on February 1, 2007 and now governs certain sales of homes in foreclosure or default.  If you are planning to sell a home in foreclosure or default, you should be aware of your rights under the Act, and know what to expect from a legitimate buyer.  The Home Equity Theft Prevention Act was passed in response to recent scams which targeted homeowners in financial distress (often elderly or unsophisticated homeowners).