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Those improperly harmed by foreclosures now can request independent reviews

People who lost their homes through foreclosure may ask for a federal review and may be eligible for compensation for financial injury under a new program announced Tuesday in Washington by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.… Read More »

Lowest May level in four years for Sonoma County’s home sales

May home sales dropped to their lowest level in Sonoma County in four years, due primarily to a decrease in the sale of financially distressed properties. The county recorded 360 single-family homes sold last month, according to The Press Democrat monthly housing report compiled by Coldwell Banker manager Rick Laws. That was the lowest level since May 2007 when 343 homes were sold. The latest numbers were down 13 percent from May 2010 but up 1 percent from April. In… Read More »