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NACA Event Offers Help To Homeowners With Unaffordable Mortgages

Thousands of homeowners are expected to wait in long lines at Ontario Convention Center Monday in an effort to keep their homes – or buy one.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/29/2012

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Hundreds Of Hinkley Homeowners In Negotiation To Leave Town Over Contaminated Water

Pacific Gas and Electric (AKA PG&E) has offered to buy hundreds of homes and relocate the families after their plant polluted the groundwater of Hinkley.



Rural Homeowners Fight Back Against Calif. Fire Prevention ‘Tax’

An estimated 800,000 homeowners will be asked to pay as much as $150 per each rural property annually to fund firefighting efforts amid what Sacramento is calling an increased wildfire risk.


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Costa Mesa Residents Nab, Thrash Man Suspected Of Burglarizing Their Neighborhood

A man was behind bars Sunday on suspicion of burglarizing a Costa Mesa neighborhood.


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Lawmaker: Homeowners’ ‘Bill Of Rights’ To Spur More Lender Lawsuits

State Senator Tom Harman fears the landmark bill will adversely affect the housing market and allow lawyers to collect huge fees.


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Wells Fargo Home Preservation Workshop To Be Held In LA

One of the nation’s largest mortgage holders is reaching out to struggling homeowners.


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The Mortgage Settlement: Do You Qualify?

California is set to receive the largest share of a $25 billion mortgage settlement announced by President Obama earlier this month.


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Actress Foster’s Estranged Dad, 89, Convicted As ‘Bernie Madoff Of Sherman Oaks’

The estranged elderly father of actress Jodie Foster was convicted of bilking thousands of dollars from homeowners in a home-building scheme.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/07/2011

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2 Teens Accused Of Stealing Loaded Shotgun From Murrieta Home

Two teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of breaking into a home and stealing a loaded shotgun, Murrieta police said.


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2 Men Charged With Targeting Struggling Homeowners

Prosecutors say two California men charged in a refinancing scam preyed on struggling homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2011

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Recession Forces Burbank To Revisit Ban On Fire-Prone Roofs

Firefighters maintain that the old wood shake roofs constitute a fire hazard, but at least one council member questions whether the ban should still be enforced in these tough economic times.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/15/2011

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200-Home Garage Sale Gets Underway In Lake Forest

Smart, savvy and eager shoppers took to the streets in Fountain Valley’s Sunwood neighborhood Saturday for a 200-home garage sale.


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Homeowners Could Be Forced To Pay For Sidewalk Repairs

The city’s new sidewalk repair plan would force homeowners to fix broken concrete in front of their properties.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/21/2011

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Boxer: ‘Wave Of Defaults’ Coming If Effort To Ease Refinancing Fails

Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling on lawmakers to give millions the chance to refinance their home loans or face another potential meltdown in the housing market.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/13/2011

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Family Sues Bank For Alleged Loan Modification Snub

The Velasco family said despite making an agreement to save their home — which they’ve owned for over 12 years — the bank plans to auction off the property.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/07/2011