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Owners Missing Money at Foreclosure Auctions

Because there’s strong demand for affordable residences in markets that are seeing home prices surge, some homes sold at foreclosure auctions are netting more than what the lender is owed. Once debts, liens, and fees are paid off, the home owner who’d fallen behind in their mortgage payments is entitled to the remainder. But here’s the […]

Large Number of Foreclosed Homes Are Abandoned by Owner

    Here’s a recent article on people going into foreclosures and moving out of their homes.  Not said in this article, is how often the homeowner demolished the home that they lived in.  I’ve seen some horrible examples, wire being stripped, electrical breakers taken out, and in one case that I saw, they had […]

Large Number of Foreclose Homes Are Vacant

  Is anyone home? Apparently not in a large share of foreclosed homes. Twenty percent of foreclosures nationwide are abandoned by their owners and left vacant, according to RealtyTrac. It’s important to move vacant foreclosures quickly so that they don’t negatively impact surrounding real estate values, says Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac. Bank of […]

The Town of Washington (originally called Indiana Camp) Nevada County, CA

By Judy J. Pinegar This little town in Nevada County is located on the banks of the South Fork of the Yuba River. It is located off Highway 20 between Nevada City and Interstate 80. Washington boasts a population on about 200, but that fluctuates seasonally and the town has a lot of tourist traffic […]

Alexandria, Virginia, & The Ben Lomand Manor House

After a late sleep and a relaxing morning, Pat drove us to Alexandria, very close to Washington, but on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. It was a very quaint, very touristy town (reminded us of Nevada City), filed this day with Anniversary Celebrations of the Civil War, 150 years ago. The town was […]

Jon Stewart’s impassioned speech at ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’

The enemy, Jon Stewart told the masses gathered on the Mall in Washington Saturday for his “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear,” is not people of faith, or activists, or those who want to have passionate argument, or those on the right, or those on the left. The enemy, he argued, is not Americans at […]