Fri., March 30, 2012 8:52am
A bill that would help protect consumers against forgeries or so-called robo-signing by mortgage companies is headed to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk. Both chambers of the state legislature passed the bill. Until now, prosecutors couldn’t mortgage companies for falsifying foreclosure documents.
Wed., February 15, 2012 8:30am
Some of the money in the state’s mortgage settlement with big banks will be paid directly to the state to be used to avoid preventable foreclosures, but there's no legal requirement in Georgia law that it be spent for any particular purpose. Some lawmakers said they want to put the money in reserves.
Mon., December 12, 2011 5:40pm
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are suspending foreclosures and evictions for the holidays starting next week. Several national banks are joining them in a two-week holiday reprieve, but real estate and housing experts said the break will not help most families save their foreclosed homes.
Thu., November 10, 2011 4:13pm
Credit agency TransUnion listed Georgia with the ninth highest 60-day mortgage loan delinquency rate in the nation.
Fri., August 19, 2011 12:00pm
Georgia foreclosures were up in July despite a national downward trend. July foreclosures across the country dropped 7% from June to a four-year low. But in Georgia, they jumped 18%. One expert says, Georgia could be on the leading edge of a forclosure ramp-up after a temporary lull.
Wed., October 13, 2010 2:36pm
Georgia mortgage lenders are under investigation for questionable foreclosure practices. The probe comes from 49 Attorneys General trying to determine the legality of thousands of foreclosures.
Thu., July 22, 2010 5:46pm
Protestors rallied at Wachovia-Wells Fargo offices in Atlanta today demanding big banks work with homeowners on refinancing their loans.
Thu., May 27, 2010 10:37am
Georgians have more financial distress than other Americans. That’s the fi
Mon., February 8, 2010 4:41pm
Lawmakers are now looking at lengthening the time frame of foreclosure noti
Tue., July 21, 2009 2:50pm
Georgia has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. A lot of p