The leaves here in our sweet little town and the surrounding areas are simply amazing this time of year! This past weekend my wife and I went on a drive around the mountains to see all the wonderful colors here in Western North Carolina where we live. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, getting out and seeing the season change, taking some short walks and getting pictures of the fall leaves in the crisp cool air, such a relaxing and peaceful day. The drive over Wayah Bald was beautiful. We are truly blessed to live, play, and work here and experience these views and the change of seasons year round. I must say, if anyone is planning a trip this way, please do try and get here this weekend if you can so you do not miss the peak of fall. The leaves are brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges right now and will soon be on the ground. Its a beauty we often take for granted and don't take the time to truly marvel at, but I encourage all of you to take a short drive, or a long one, with your loved ones and a picnic, and have yourselves a great afternoon enjoying the beauty that surrounds us here in the mountains of Western North Carolina this time of year.
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Breaking News -Starting December 1st, financial help is available for North Carolina homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages because they’ve lost their jobs or experienced other temporary hardships.
The N.C. Housing Finance Agency announced today that its new N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund is now available statewide through participating HUD-approved counseling agencies. The new program is financed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s “Hardest Hit Fund.”
“We expect the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund will enable 21,000 North Carolina unemployed workers to keep their homes,” said A. Robert Kucab, executive director of the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. “By reducing the number of foreclosure sales, the effort will also help stabilize property values in communities across the state.”
Kucab said the Fund will make mortgage payments for qualified unemployed workers while they seek jobs or complete job training in a new field. Others, who through no fault of their own, have gotten behind on their mortgage payments because of divorce, illness or other temporary hardship, may qualify for help while they seek jobs to get back on their feet. The program is expected to be available over the next three to five years.
The assistance will be provided as a zero-interest, deferred loan of up to $24,000 or 24 months of mortgage-related payments. In high unemployment counties designated as "hardest hit", the maximum assistance is $36,000 or 36 months.
Homeowners will resume making their own mortgage payments at the end of the loan period. If the owner continues to live in the home for 10 years, the loan will be considered satisfied and no repayment will be due.
To be eligible, homeowners must have a good mortgage payment history prior to the job loss or hardship, have potential to resume their mortgage payments once the assistance ends, and meet other program guidelines.
For more information about eligibility, homeowners in Western North Carolina should call OnTrack at 828-255-5166 or 1-800-737-5485 or visit the NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund website.
The Treasury’s “Hardest Hit Fund” is authorized under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. It is available in 18 states and the District of Columbia, which have experienced high unemployment or a steep decline in property values. North Carolina was selected because of the large percentage of the population living in counties with high unemployment rates in 2009.
The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency. It has financed 196,000 homes and apartments in the last three decades, including 81,000 for first-time homebuyers.
Above information was taken from: Claudie Burchfield
I have extremely exciting news to share with you!
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If you are facing foreclosure, be assured that you are not alone. North Carolina has several resources to help you obtain foreclosure prevention counseling, mortgage payment assistance, and protection from fraud. You don't need to be behind on your mortgage payments to seek help. If you feel you are at risk, contact one of the state's free resources right away. We are here to help.
Regardless of why you are in danger of foreclosure, you can access free counseling through the State Home Foreclosure Prevention Project (SHFPP), funded and led by the NC Office of the Commissioner of Banks. HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, state and federal agencies, legal assistance organizations, mortgage servicers and community organizations are working with the Office of the Commissioner of Banks to help you protect your home.
To get help, call 1-866-234-4857 or visit www.ncforeclosurehelp.org You will be referred to a HUD-approved foreclosure counselor and other services in your area.
Mortgage Payment Assistance
If you've lost your job or your income has been reduced, the NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund can pay your mortgage while you seek or retrain for new employment. You also may be eligible if you are facing a temporary financial setback, such as a divorce, serious illness or death of a co-owner, and need help to pay your mortgage while you look for work.
The Fund is offered by the NC Housing Finance Agency, a self-supporting state agency, and funded through the US Department of the Treasury. Services are provided by participating HUD-approved counseling agencies statewide at no cost to you.
If you qualify, the Fund offers zero-interest, deferred loans of up to $24,000 to pay your mortgage for up to 24 months while you seek or retrain for a new jo. In the state's high unemployment counties, the maximum is $36,000 (36 months of assistance). The loan balance is reduced every year you remain in your home after the fifth year, and is fully forgiven after the tenth.
If you have been contacted by a foreclosure prevention or "rescue" company offering help, keep the following tips from the NC Office of the Attorney General in mind.
- Beware of companies that require payment before they "Help" you. Its illegal to charge an upfront fee for foreclosure assistance in North Carolina.
- Steer clear of companies that want you to make your mortgage payment to them, or who tell you not to talk to your mortgage company or to an attorney.
- Watch out for investors who promise to pay off your mortgage if you sign over the deed to your property, but not the mortgage. The investor then rents your home back to you or to a tenant but doesn't make mortgage payments and the bank forecloses.
- Check out companies with the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division and your local Better Business Bureau, get all promises in writing, fill out your own paperwork and only sign it after reading it thoroughly.
To report a scam or check out a company, call the NC Attorney General's Office at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint at ncdoj.gov
NC Office of the Commissioner of Banks, Joseph A Smith, Jr. Commissioner
NC Housing Finance Agency, Sam Ewell, Jr. Chairman, and A. Robert Kucab, Executive Director
NC Office of the Attorney General, Roy Cooper, Attorney General