Ohio Joins Multi-State Investigation of Foreclosure Problems

COLUMBUS, OH - October 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, who recently filed the first lawsuit in the nation against a mortgage servicer over fraudulent affidavits filed in foreclosure cases, announced today that his office is joining with other state attorneys general in a multi-state investigation of these practices."This is the clearest signal yet to the major mortgage lenders and servicers that they need to take serious measures to fix problems with affidavits," Cordray said. "What we have seen are not mere technicalities, as some suggest; rather, this is about the private property rights of homeowners facing foreclosure and the integrity of our court system, which cannot enter judgments based on fraudulent evidence.

Another Victory in Kucinich Campaign to Protect Homeowners from Foreclosure

Washington, DC - September 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) secured another victory in his campaign to protect Ohio homeowners from foreclosure after JP Morgan Chase decided to freeze ongoing foreclosures because of serious mistakes the company has made with homeowners’ paperwork.

Cordray Asks Ohio Judges to Carefully Review GMAC Foreclosure Cases

COLUMBUS, OH - September 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a letter sent today to Ohio judges, Attorney General Richard Cordray has requested the state courts to make a special review of all foreclosure cases that involve GMAC Mortgage.

Kucinich Welcomes Additional $250 Million For Troubled Ohio Homeowners

Washington, DC - September 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today welcomed a new infusion of federal funds from the Department of Treasury to prevent foreclosures in Ohio.

Kucinich Secured $172 Million for Ohio Homeowners

Washington, DC - September 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today announced that applications from Ohio homeowners are now being accepted for funds made available through the Administration’s $172 million Hardest Hit Fund for Ohio.

State of Ohio announces launch of $320M foreclosure prevention effort

COLUMBUS, OH - September 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced the launch of Restoring Stability:

Court Affirms Cordray’s Case Against Loan Servicer

COLUMBUS, OH - September 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray’s lawsuit against Barclays Capital Real Estate dba HomEq Servicing, headquartered in New York City, just took a legal step forward with a recent decision by a state court.

Cordray Sues Three Foreclosure Rescue Businesses

COLUMBUS, OH - September 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has filed three new lawsuits against foreclosure rescue operations for bilking Ohioans out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Sen. Brown Joins Cleveland Housing Counselors to Commemorate One Millionth Customer Receiving Housing Foreclosure...

CLEVELAND, OH - September 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland to commemorate the one millionth customer served through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC)

Congresswoman Fudge: “Big Federal Dollars Are Coming Home To Rehabilitate Local Homes”

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH - September 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) joins Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials for a major announcement in Cleveland tomorrow, September 9th.

Kilroy Requested Workshop Helps Struggling Ohioans Keep Their Homes

Columbus, OH - August 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) today teamed up with lenders and housing counselors to assist nearly 100 Ohioans at risk of foreclosure.

Ohio Receives Additional $148 Million in Foreclosure Prevention Assistance from U.S. Department of Treasury

Columbus, OH - August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Obama Administration today announced that the Ohio Housing Finance Agency will receive an additional $148 million through the U.S. Treasury's Hardest-Hit Fund to help Ohio homeowners prevent foreclosure.

Sen. Brown Announces $172 Million For Foreclosure Prevention Assistance In Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Ohio will receive $172 million in funding for foreclosure-prevention assistance from the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Housing Markets ("Hardest Hit Fund").

Congresswoman Fudge Applauds Help for Out-of-Work Homeowners in Financial Reform Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. - July 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners who have lost their jobs and face foreclosure will benefit from a new Emergency Homeowners’ Relief Fund. Modeled from a successful program in Pennsylvania, the Fund provides $1 Billion for homeowners facing foreclosure.

Boyce Offers HomeSaver Program to Help Ohio Homeowners

COLUMBUS, OH - July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce is announcing the re-launch of the HomeSaver program to help Montgomery County homeowners with at-risk mortgages who may be facing foreclosure.

Cordray Focuses on Foreclosure Rescue Scams in Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of a national mortgage fraud sweep dubbed “Operation Stolen Dreams,” Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray today announced lawsuits against two Ohio foreclosure rescue businesses for failing to provide services for which consumers paid.

Kucinich Finds Solution to Foreclosure Counseling Funding Problem

Washington, DC - June 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today found a solution to problems regarding funding home foreclosure prevention counseling efforts.

Mark Kellogg Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Operating a $5.8 Million Mortgage...

CLEVELAND, OH - May 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- County Prosecutor Bill Mason and the Cuyahoga County Mortgage Fraud Task Force operating under authorization of Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and Ohio’s Organized Crime Investigations Commission announced that Mark Kellogg was sentenced to 14 years on May 19, 2010 for operating a large mortgage fraud scheme in Slavic Village. Kellogg was ordered to pay restitution of $5,831,500 to lenders and $186,715 to 109 neighbors who sold properties located on the same city block as the foreclosures resulting from mortgage fraud

OHFA receives $1.3M Allocation to support foreclosure prevention counseling efforts

COLUMBUS, OH - April 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced that it will receive $1,318,451 to support foreclosure prevention counseling efforts across the state.

After Urging by Sen. Brown, Ohio Added to Help for Hardest-Hit Housing Markets Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio will receive $172 million to help communities address the foreclosure crisis. The funds will come from the Help for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets (4HM) program.


Central Ohio Housing Report – December 2018

While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low.