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Foreclosure activity drops in Sonoma County

Foreclosure activity slowed markedly in Sonoma County at the end of last year, but experts expressed skepticism that the decline signals a reduction in distressed properties. The county recorded 443 homes lost to foreclosure in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by DataQuick Information Systems of San Diego. Those filings, known as trustees deeds, declined 18 percent compared to both the previous quarter and to the last three months of 2009. Another indicator, the filing… Read More »

SSU offers free session Saturday for troubled homeowners

The Financial Literacy Headquarters of Sonoma State University’s School of Business is offering a free question-and-answer session Saturday for homeowners considering short-sales, loan modifications, refinancings, or foreclosures. The session will be 9 to 11 a.m. and will be hosted at the RETHINK Money Coaching Center, 134 Lystra Court, in Santa Rosa. In its first year, the university’s Financial Literacy Headquarters promotes regional prosperity through financial education. The goal of the Saturday session is to equip homeowners with the information they… Read More »