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Willams invited to participate at National Housing Revitalization Institute

Willams invited to participate at National Housing Revitalization Institute

JONESBORO – Beginning Tuesday, March 15th, Mickie Williams, the Clayton County Neighborhood Stabilization Program Manager will participate in a three day leadership institute at Harvard University. The forum presented by The Center for Community Progress (CCP)  is being held to address issues regarding the high number of foreclosures affecting communities across the country. 

The CCO is the nation’s preeminent organization concerned with prevention and adaptive reuse of vacant buildings and land. The Institute brings together urban planning and community development commissioners representing 14 communities from Georgia, New Jersey, Minnesota and Tennessee, all with large numbers of vacant properties and other challenges stemming from the recession and foreclosure crisis.

For the 14 participating communities, the Harvard sessions are only a beginning.

Loan Modification Could be Good, but Short Sale is Better says 1 Expert

Atlanta, GA--  As more and more Atlanta homeowners find themselves in financial distress and are forced to make tough decisions regarding their homes and specifically their dropping values and ballooning mortgage payments, we turned to a housing expert to help us navigate this complex situation.

Marian Anthony is a real estate finance expert and author of Short Sale RUSH- A How To Guide for Nonperforming Assets.  According to Marian, a Short Sale is more advantageous than a Loan Modification or a Foreclosure because "the reduced payoff in a short sale releases you from the debt obligation." He states that a foreclosure will ruin the homeowner's credit, and "a loan modification actually builds a debt trap around the borrower, milking them for every last nickel."

With so much information and marketing dollars being spent on homeowners getting into Loan Modification programs which may keep you bogged in debt for years, take Marian's su