Real Property Auctions in Lane County

If you google “Foreclosures in Eugene Oregon” you will find that there are 140 homes for sale as foreclosed in Eugene today. It’s a myth that there isn’t that much foreclosure going on.  “The total number of homes with foreclosure filings jumped 27% in October 2016.  It was the biggest jump in monthly foreclosure filings … Continued

Looking to Downsize?

The Oregon Legislature is considering two bills intended to make it easier to build tiny houses legally.  Advocates across the state see tiny houses– or as they are officially known: accessory dwelling units—as one way to address homelessness and occupancy rates that are so high some cities, like Portland, have declared “housing emergencies”. The tiny … Continued

What you need before calling the bank

What You Need when Calling Bank

Requesting a HARP Modified Mortgage? You better have your documents all ready to send in!  You must send them all in at one time. If  you trickle your documents in, a little at a time, the big banks & mortgage companies will shred your mail.  This is blog 4 in a series. To find out … Continued

Foreclosure Clock Starts Ticking

Homeowner Starts Foreclosure Clock

Does HARP Request Starts Foreclosure Clock? Note: This blog is the 3rd in a series about what happens when the homeowner calls the bank’s customer service center requesting a modified mortgage after the homeowner has missed a payment. In my last blog I was so bold to say that when the homeowner calls the big … Continued music - Don't be fooled

Have You Heard the HARP Music?

Follow @gratefulnuts   Have you heard the HARP Music? HARP music is the sound you hear when you hear on the other end of the phone when you call your lender and ask for a mortgage modification. The HARP – it is supposed to mean Homeowners’ Affordable Refinance Program, which is pushed by the federal government, … Continued

talking to big banks

Big Banks – Phone Nightmares

It was Monday, June 16th when he finally decided to call me. He, (let’s call him “Jeff”) asked me if it was too late to stop his foreclosure.  I quickly looked at the foreclosure listing and saw that Jeff was merely 4 business days away. The bank, not the best to work with by any means, … Continued

How Veterans Can Avoid Foreclosure

In honor of our United States Veterans, we have the GI Bill, through which the Veterans Administration provides 100% mortgage insurance to the lender on the veteran’s home loan!  Wow! What a deal for the lender and the mortgagor (the veteran). It’s because of GI Bill that veterans can avoid foreclosure.This blog is about the Veteran Administration’s foreclosure … Continued

Does the lender really want your house?!

Does the Lender Really Want Your House? First, pretend, put the shoe on the other foot, so to speak. Pretend that you were to loan your cousin’s kid money to buy a car, and the kid made payments on schedule for the first 7 months.  Then he quit making payments for the next 4 months. He started … Continued

Pre Foreclosure Help

We all know that life is full of its ups and downs and that “good guys finish last”, so I’d like to let you know that if foreclosure is possibly in your future, there is pre foreclosure help. This blog is dedicated to those that are facing the very real dilemma of a real estate foreclosure. What is … Continued

Foreclosure Scams in Eugene & Springfield– Beware Of Scams Like These

As you now, foreclosures over the past 5 years have been at record levels.  Just like with anything, when there’s an opportunity or when there’s people in pain… the dishonest and unscrupulous people in the world tend to come out of the dark shadows to prey on home owners who don’t know any better. Foreclosure … Continued