Uncategorized

Ripley: Increasing foreclosure scams require homeowner protections (video)

More than 3,900 homes in North Carolina were in foreclosure last month. And according to Realty Trac, residential foreclosures are up 26.6 percent in our state compared to a year ago.

Such dire straits, often cause homeowners to try anything to hold on to their property.

Al Ripley, a Consumer/Housing Policy Specialist with the NC Justice Center, says he’s seeing an increasing number of “foreclosure rescue” scams that often strip homeowners of what little equity they had.

This weekend on “News & Views” Ripley discusses the need for Senate Bill 1015 (The Homeowner and Homebuyer Protection Act). For a preview of his interview with Chris Fitzsimon, please click below:

Check Also

Senate President: Governor “reactionary” in call to remove Confederate monuments, legislature unlikely to repeal 2015 law

When the General Assembly convenes in special session ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement refuses to disclose any details of probe into alle [...]

Senate favors form of merit selection for judges as alternative to House judicial redistricting bill [...]

North Carolinians hoping to find out who’s been funding Rep. Justin Burr’s crusade this legislative [...]

The SePro Corporation is receiving as much as $1.3 million in taxpayer money to chemically kill the [...]

Here is something you probably haven’t heard much lately, if at all, given the shocking news from Ch [...]

Lawmakers to return to Raleigh yet again; agenda may include dangerous “de-reg” proposal The North C [...]

The three federal judges could have just come right out and said it: The Republicans who rule the N. [...]

3---number of states that adopted new state Earned Income Tax Credits in 2017---Montana, Hawaii, and [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more