Foreclosure Notes 4/8/13 – 4/11/13

VICTORY!! Atlanta woman wins home back after wrongful eviction (Occupy Our Homes) Atlanta homeowner Sherrye Calhoun has won a major victory this week from Chase Bank! After Sherrye was wrongfully evicted from her home of 30 years last summer, neighbors and supporters helped her move her belongings back in and pledged to defend her from […]

Foreclosure Notes 4/4/13 – 4/8/13

Only 151 homes for sale in Oakland, down from 797 a year ago (SF Business Times) Oakland had the biggest drop in inventory of any city… But the flip side of the scarcity — the total inventory of homes for sale across the country fell 21 percent — is that prices have been pushed up. […]

Foreclosure Notes 3/31/13 – 4/3/13

Foreclosed ‘Zombie’ Homes Exceed 300,000 Properties (Huffington Post) A national survey found 301,874 “zombie” properties dotting the U.S. landscape in which homeowners in foreclosure have moved out, leaving vacant property susceptible to vandalism and degradation… Unsuspecting homeowners have had their wages garnished, their credit destroyed and their tax refunds seized. They’ve opened their mail to […]

Foreclosure Notes 3/17/13 – 3/24/13

Thirteen arrested in anti-foreclosure protest at Wells Fargo (Daily Planet) Thirteen people were peacefully arrested at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage on 26th Street Feb. 27 demanding turnover of vacant homes to community control and fair banking practices… They brought 20 bags of trash cleaned up from neglected vacant homes, demanding Wells Fargo clean up their […]

Foreclosure Notes 2/21/13 – 2/24/13

LIBOR: Viewing the biggest financial crime in world history from California (Darwin Bond-Graham Essay) Last year government investigations into this globe-spanning crime – rightly called the biggest financial scam in all of history – led to multi-billion dollar fines against Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS… California is fast emerging as a center […]

Foreclosure Notes 2/16/13 – 2/21/13

Wells Fargo: Turn This Home Over To A Community Who Cares (Occupy Our Homes) …my family and my friends at Occupy Homes Minnesota have come up with the best solution to address Wells Fargo’s bankrupt business practices, the devastation of homelessness, and the blight of vacant homes. The home at 3325 South 2nd Avenue, had […]

Foreclosure notes 2/11/13 – 2/15/13

U.S. Foreclosure Starts Fall to Six-Year Low in January (RealtyTrac) “The U.S. foreclosure landscape in January was profoundly altered by the effects of new legislation ((HBoR)) that took effect in California on the first of the year… he downward foreclosure trend in California accelerated into hyper speed in January, decisively shifting the balance of power […]

Foreclosure Notes 2/4/13 – 2/10/13

93-year-old Hilda’s Eviction (Unlawful Detainer) Case Dismissed (Occupy Fights Foreclosures) GREAT BIG NEWS!!!! Hilda’s UD case is dismissed!!! Aurora Loans withdraws the eviction case! … He called Aurora’s attorneys and put me on the conference call — they let me know that they’d dismissed the case Feb 1! It was off the court calendar! … […]

Foreclosure Notes 1/28/13 – 2/3/13

BACK TO VICTORVILLE, PART FIVE: A $200,000 HOUSE, FOR $850 DOWN (NSFWCorp) …there is still a huge inventory of empty foreclosed homes still sitting there dry rotting and crumbling. But good luck getting your hands on one of them… As I’ve mentioned before, banks have been keeping foreclosed properties off the market to restrict supply […]

Foreclosure Notes 1/23/13 – 1/26/13

Sit-in comes to end: Community victory creates path to eviction moratorium (We Are Oregon) Portland, OR – A 20-hour sit-in at the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office came to an end this afternoon. Home defenders met with both Sheriff Dan Staton and County Commissioner Jeff Cogen to address bank induced foreclosures and evictions. The sit-in ended […]