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Wingspan to Negotiate for Homeowners

Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, LLC, a Dallas-based mortgage servicer specializing in highly delinquent loans, has announced a new division focused on helping defaulted borrowers avoid foreclosure. Called Foreclosure Resolutions, the division leverages Wingspan Portfolio Advisors’ specialized capabilities as problem loan servicers to deal with lenders and their loan servicers on behalf of borrowers and negotiate arrangements that allow people to keep their homes, the company explained.

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Obama to Announce Housing Plan on Wednesday

White House officials said that President Barack Obama is scheduled to unveil the administration’s new housing and mortgage relief program on Wednesday during a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, one of the areas hardest hit by the nation’s foreclosure epidemic.

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Report: Foreclosures Drop Off In California

January brought an unexpected, across the board drop, in the total Notices of Default, Notices of Trustee Sale, and sales at auction in California, not only from the prior month, but year-over-year as well, according to a report released by ForeclosureRadar on Thursday.

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Regulator Calls for Foreclosure Suspension, Banks Consent

On Wednesday, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) – the primary regulator of federal savings holding companies and thrifts, including the nation’s largest banks and mortgage lenders – called on the more than 800 OTS-regulated institutions to suspend foreclosures on owner-occupied homes until the Financial Stability Plan’s home loan modification program is finalized.

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Foreclosure Activity Down in January

RealtyTrac released its January 2009 Foreclosure Market Report today, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions — were reported on 274,399 U.

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Celebrities Jump on Foreclosure Bandwagon

On Wednesday, February 11, Queen Latifah will kick off the Bringing Hope Home bus tour of Newark, New Jersey, to promote foreclosure prevention in the New England community. The Golden Globe and Grammy award winner and Oscar nominee will be joined by multi-platinum recording artist and actor Wyclef Jean and New York/New Jersey radio personality and actress Angie Martinez.

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