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Westchester foreclosures match national trend
Posted By Andrew Klappholz On January 9, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In Government & Politics,Housing,Residential,Westchester County | Comments Disabled
More people lost their homes to foreclosure last year than in 2011, the Westchester County clerk announced today.
The new data follows a national trend seen recently among states such as New York that require court-ordered conferences once a homeowners falls dangerously behind on their mortgages.
Once the policy was implemented, the number of filings dropped drastically, but last year’s total amount of foreclosure filing – and subsequent judgements – shows a disturbing uptick.
A timeline of recent foreclosure activity is below:
With this many vulnerable homeowners, officials cautioned that there are many scams out there looking to take advantage of them.
Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO), a non-profit housing agency with offices in White Plains and Mount Vernon, conducts Mortgage Default Orientation sessions most Wednesdays at either 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. in their White Plains Office. Trained counsellors are available to help at (914) 428-4507 or by visiting www.wroinc.org .
For more information on the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, please visit WestchesterClerk.com or call (914)995-3081.
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