foreclosure prevention

Housing
12:48 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Foreclosures down but problem persists

A foreclosed home sits abandoned in South Cumminsville.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Working in Neighborhoods' (WIN) annual foreclosure report is out and the numbers are slightly better for 2013.

Completed Sheriff's Sales in Hamilton County dropped 17.5 percent from 2012 and new foreclosure filings fell 24 percent. That's the lowest new filings have been since the housing crisis began.

{Read the full report here.}

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Home foreclosures
3:55 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Get foreclosure help during phone-a-thon

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Certified homeownership counselors will spend Wednesday answering phones and doling out help. Several agencies are coming together for a foreclosure prevention phone-a-thon.

Debbie Somerville is with Save the Dream Ohio, one of the agencies staffing the phone bank.

"Ohio is back up as one of the top five (states) in foreclosures in the nation," she says. "To put that in context, that's about one in 500 homes."

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