Attention Homeowners!

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This came just a minute ago from Cliff Cooler, the CEO of Central Valley Association of Realtors:

ADVANCE FEES FOR LOAN MODIFICATIONS NOW PROHIBITTED

“On October 11, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 94 (Calderon), and the legislation took effect immediately upon his signature. Thus, California law now prohibits any person, including real estate licenses and attorneys, from demanding or collecting an advance fee from a consumer for loan modification or mortgage loan forbearance services affecting 1 – 4 unit residential dwellings.”

Unfortunately, this came just a little too late for some homeowners, who already paid thousands of dollars modifying their loan, but it never got done…

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