Foreclosure

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Foreclosure Rates On The Decline; Prices Up

The foreclosure picture across the U.S. and the Bay Area is showing signs of improvement according to foreclosure database Realty Trac.

05/17/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Occupy Bernal’ Blocks Auction of Foreclosed Home In San Francisco

Plans to auction off a foreclosed home on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall fell through when Occupy Bernal protesters showed up.

04/28/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Tracks Foreclosure’s Overlooked Impact On California Children

California is one of 10 states where home foreclosures have hit children harder than elsewhere in the nation, according to a study that documents the far reaching impact of the foreclosure crisis on the young.

04/26/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s AG Pushing New Mortgage, Homeowner Protections

The proposals by Attorney General Kamala Harris would provide safeguards for homeowners while giving her office more leeway to investigate financial crimes.

04/16/2012

A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Foreclosures Return Despite Lingering Paperwork Issues

In 2011, many foreclosures came to a halt after paperwork irregularities were discovered, but one out of 624 U.S. households received a foreclosure filling this past January.

03/26/2012

Franz Gorski barricades himself inside his Alamo garage. (CBS)

Alamo Man Evicted From Self-Built Home After Barricading Himself Inside

The number of Bay Area homes in foreclosure is down nearly 40 percent from a year ago – but that’s little consolation for an East Bay man forced to walk away from the hand-built home he’s lived in for 18 years.

03/15/2012

City Of Vallejo

Vallejo May Implement Fees For Blighted Foreclosure Cleanup

Foreclosed properties in Vallejo are now under target by city officials who claim that some of them have become eyesores in the neighborhood. Officials are now proposing stiff fines for owners who let their properties go.

03/13/2012

Alfonso Salazar (Contra Costa County District Attorney)

Former Real Estate Agent Arrested In East Bay Foreclosure Rental Scam

A Contra Costa County man faces nine felony counts ranging from grand theft to perjury and burglary in what prosecutors call a sophisticated foreclosure rental scam.

02/27/2012

San Francisco homeowner Monica Kenney is fighting foreclosure. (CBS)

SF Homeowner Gets Last-Minute Eviction Reprieve

A San Francisco woman who was facing eviction from her home Wednesday was thrown a life preserver just hours before sheriff’s deputies were expected to arrive.

02/22/2012

The exterior of an Oakland Wells Fargo Bank branch. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Clergy Members Ask Wells Fargo To Repent During SF Foreclosure Protest

Dozens of clergy members and community activists rallied today outside the headquarters of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco in protest of what they say is rampant foreclosure abuse.

02/22/2012

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