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The Flip Side of Foreclosure

In so many ways, foreclosure is an end. It’s a bank’s last resort, and the sad final chapter for a family sold on the American dream of home ownership. But in another sense, foreclosure is also a beginning — a never desirable, but often useful, tool that can help stave off neighborhood blight and create a path toward rejuvenation.

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Green Building - Free LEED Certification Training and Preparation

The pillars of green building - sustainability, efficiency, community stewardship and health/safety - have long been familiar themes with developers, builders and consumers. Since the 1970s, as part of the initial, modern environmental movement in the United States, there developed a fringe of green builders pursuing new concepts and ways of thinking that manifested in everything from household water re-use systems to smallscale solar power generation to geodesic domes. Read more >>

Do it Yourself Loan Modification - 4 DIY Facts to Help You Modify Your Home Loan

Are you frustrated and confused about how to get started on a do it yourself loan modification? Wondering if you will be able to successfully modify your own mortgage to get the lower payment you need? Most struggling homeowners don’t have thousands of dollars available to pay a loan modification company, but many feel intimidated to attempt a loan workout themselves. Well, here is some valuable information to help you get started preparing, applying and negotiating with your lender so you can get your home loan modified into low, affordable monthly payments. Read More >>