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ConsumerWatch: Loan Modification ‘Help’ Comes At A High Price

Three years after a law made it illegal to charge a homeowner an up-front fee for help with a loan modification, companies are still trying to get homeowners to pay thousands of dollars for services they can get for free.


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

ConsumerWatch: Current & Former Homeowners Getting Federal Help On Foreclosure

Homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 are getting more time to apply for an Independent Foreclosure Review.



ConsumerWatch: North Bay Couple Battles For Loan Modification

It’s not every day homeowner’s march to their banks demanding a loan modification. But a North Bay family says it’s the only option they have to save their home.


A Chase Bank branch. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Protesters Occupy San Jose Chase Bank, Demand Loan Modification

A Chase branch bank in downtown San Jose was briefly occupied by about two dozen protesters Wednesday, demanding a loan modification for a customer.



Loan Modification Scams Slow In Silicon Valley

As California plunged into the foreclosure crisis, many desperate consumers began falling victim to shady companies offering bogus loan modification programs.


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San Jose Loan Modification Workshop Draws Hundreds

A homeowner foreclosure prevention event was held at the San Jose Convention Center Thursday.


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ConsumerWatch: San Jose Loan Modification Fair Next Week

Free help for homeowners at risk of foreclosure will be available next week at a community event in San Jose.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/17/2011

Loan modification event for troubled homeowners in Oakland on Monday. (CBS)

HUD Secretary Appears At Oakland Loan Modification Event

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said he hopes that a mortgage modification event in Oakland on Monday will be a model for helping troubled homeowners across the country who are facing foreclosure.

CBS San Francisco–09/27/2010