City Offers Another Workshop on Foreclosure Prevention

By: City of Tallahassee Email
By: City of Tallahassee Email

Tallahassee, FL - December 15, 2011

As the global economic downturn continues, some Tallahassee residents may be affected by foreclosure-related matters. To provide a broad overview of issues related to foreclosure, the City of Tallahassee is offering a workshop on Monday, Dec. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Early Learning Coalition office, 1940 N. Monroe St. (Northwood Centre, formerly Northwood Mall). The workshop is free and open to the public.

The workshop will provide information to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and also offer information to anyone who may have received notification from their lending institution that foreclosure proceedings may be imminent. Local attorney Keith Halpern will be available to meet with citizens one-on-one to discuss bank and credit union foreclosure letters, loan modification programs and related issues.

Citizens who would like one-on-one assistance are asked to bring the following documents: copies of all correspondence including legal papers, settlement sheet, hardship letter, loan modification paperwork and the actual mortgage and note.

This information and education workshop is intended only for general, educational and informational purposes. It is not intended to replace legal advice or advocate litigation and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

For more information, contact the City's Equity & Workforce Development Department at 891-8290 or visit Talgov.com/ewd.


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  • by charles Location: US on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:42 PM
    We're currently in the midst of the greatest mortgage refinancing frenzy of the past 5 or 6 years. Rates are now the lowest they've been since mid to late 2003, I worked with a company called 123 Refinance I refinanced my current mortgage to 3.12% search online for them if you are planning to do refinance.
  • by Debt Free Location: georgia on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    Ok guys, here is your Foreclosure Prevention tip: Pay your bills! YOU entered into the contract with the bank to pay for your house. NO ONE forced you to buy a house you could not afford. The bank should not have to loose money because YOU defaulted on YOUR contract. Stop blaming the banks, the president, the economy, etc. You signed the contract, you have to make good on it. It is called being responsible. I don't live in a grand mansion in an exclusive neighborhood and drive a new car. My car was made in 1995 and 1998 and my house in 1982. But they are all paid for and I have no worries as to whether the bank will repo them.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:41 AM in reply to Debt Free
      How can your car be made in 2 different years? Maybe you have cars? Otherwise, you are correct - pay you bills.
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      by The 99% on Dec 15, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to Debt Free
      Wow, thank you for the speech. It was very edifying. We are all now properly chastened. You can sleep soundly now.
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