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Attorney General To Help Lead Multistate Investigation Of Defective Foreclosure Docs

October 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that his office will help lead a multistate investigation into allegedly defective legal documents filed by banks in thousands of foreclosures nationwide.

Attorney General Asks CT Courts To Freeze Home Foreclosures 60 Days Because Of Defective...

October 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked the state Judicial Department to freeze all home foreclosures for 60 days because of defective document filings and institute measures to assure the integrity of future filings.

Duff: Foreclosures, Short Sales No Longer Subject to Real Estate Conveyance Tax

September 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Beginning this Thursday, homeowners facing foreclosure or short sale of their property will no longer be subject to the state’s real estate conveyance tax, state Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Senate chair of the General Assembly’s Banks Committee said today

Attorney General Investigating Defective GMAC/Ally Foreclosure Docs, Demands Halt To Its CT Foreclosures

Hartford, CT - September 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney Richard Blumenthal announced today his office is investigating defective foreclosure documents filed by GMAC/Ally Finance, Inc. in Connecticut and demanding the company freeze all foreclosures in the state.

Obama Administration Awards Additional $9.3 Million to Stabilize Connecticut Neighborhoods Hard-Hit by Foreclosure

WASHINGTON, DC - September 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded an additional $9,322,756 million in funding to Connecticut communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. The grants announced today represent a third round of funding through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and will provide targeted emergency assistance to help local communities in Connecticut acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties. (See below for a complete list of Connecticut funding)

Gomes & Musto, Advocates, Detail Assistance Available for Those Facing Home Foreclosure

Bridgeport, CT - August 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nearly one in 12 homeowners in Connecticut in foreclosure or more than 90 days late on their mortgage payments, according to a recent report issued by the foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. Connecticut currently has the 20th highest foreclosure rate in the country, and the city of Bridgeport has the highest rate of any city in the state, with 98 new foreclosure actions initiated in July alone

Countdown To Buy Wins Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Innovation Prize

BETHEL, CT - August 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Countdown To Buy, an innovative online real estate marketplace that offers fair and effective solutions to buy and sell properties, announced today it has received a silver Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Innovation Prize for the Company’s unique online real estate transaction model and marketplace.

New Haven Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get a Lifeline: General Assembly Extends Mediation Program

New Haven, CT - July 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) and Senator Toni Harp (D-New Haven) joined New Haven Mayor John DeStefano; State Rep. Juan Candelaria; representatives from the ROOF (Real Options Overcoming Foreclosure) Project, and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, and residents who have faced foreclosure for a news conference in New Haven today to announce that the state’s landmark foreclosure mediation program is being extended for another two years.

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get a Lifeline: General Assembly Extends Mediation Program For Another Year

July 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) joined State Rep. Susan Johnson (D-Willimantic); representatives from the Access Community Action Agency in Willimantic, and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center for a news conference in Willimantic today to announce that the state’s landmark foreclosure mediation program is being extended for another year.

General Assembly Takes Action in Special Session to Help Neighborhoods and Homeowners Affected by...

June 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) says action taken today in special session by the General Assembly will help neighborhoods and homeowners in Connecticut cope with the effects of the mortgage foreclosure crisis.

CT Real Estate Investors Assn. (CT REIA) Announces Wholesale And Pre-Foreclosure Seminar With Connecticut’s...

Cromwell , CT - May 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association, or CT REIA, is announcing an all day seminar with Than Merrill and Patrick Precourt. The event will take place on Saturday May 22nd, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, at the Courtyard by Marriott on 4 Sabethe Drive in Cromwell, CT. This event is $29 for CT REIA members, and $39 for non-members.

Duff: Action Delivers Foreclosure Mediation Extension to Governor

May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The state Senate today took final action on legislation to extend the state’s highly successful foreclosure mediation program for an additional two years, a move shepherded by Banks Committee co-chair Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk)

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR CONNECTICUT STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to three counties in Connecticut and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe winter storms and snowstorms

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR CONNECTICUT STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - April 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to three counties in Connecticut and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe winter storms and snowstorms

Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney Helps Keep Foreclosure Mediation Program in Place

Harford, CT - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney helped to lead passage of a bipartisan bill that not only resolves most of the state’s budget deficit for the current year but also extends the state’s landmark foreclosure mediation program for an additional year.

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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Attorney Involved in Scheme that Targeted Distressed Homeowners Sentenced to 30...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS was an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport.