Foreclosure Scam Prevention Day Helps Those In Need

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Throughout this week, more than 100 organizations all over the country are commemorating National Foreclosure Scam Prevention Week by launching educational campaigns designed to help homeowners protect themselves from becoming a victim of foreclosure scams.

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE), in partnership with NeighborWorks America and the city of Chattanooga kicked off this national initiative locally on Tuesday with “Foreclosure Scam Prevention Day.” On this day, CNE officials along with more than 25 community volunteers canvassed neighborhoods hardest hit by foreclosure to share tips on ways to detect foreclosure scams. CNE aimed to reach 500 homes during the one-day educational outreach campaign.

“Each day, an average of six Chattanooga homeowners face foreclosure,” said David Johnson, CNE president and CEO. “As the number of homeowners at risk of foreclosures increases, so does the number of foreclosure prevention scams. The CNE foreclosure education outreach campaign is based upon our belief that knowledge is the best defense, which is why we are taking information to homeowners that will equip them with the tools they need to minimize their risk and prevent them from being scammed.”

Nearly 400 Chattanoogans have become victims of foreclosure scams since the beginning of 2010. To ensure that the number of scams decline, CNE will continue its educational outreach beyond “Foreclosure Scam Prevention Day.” Officials will educate the public about the warning signs and the credible resources available in the coming months through advertising, local radio PSAs, and social media activity.

If you or someone you know is in danger of losing your home, contact the Chattanooga Foreclosure Prevention Hotline, a free confidential counseling service provided by CNE, at 423-664-HOME (4663).


Chattanooga's Million Dollar Homes

Real Estate Transfers For Jan. 6-12

Derek English: December 2021 Local Housing Market Statistics


Chattanooga's Million Dollar homes, reflected in recent transactions, include: 2606 Ooltewah Ringgold Road 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,126 square feet on 7.71 acre lot. The sale was to Clayton ... (click for more)

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register’s Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register’s Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503. For questions regarding ... (click for more)

The 2021 housing market has been one for the history books. After three consecutive months of increases, existing home sales are on pace to hit their highest level in 15 years, with an estimated ... (click for more)



Real Estate

Chattanooga's Million Dollar Homes

Chattanooga's Million Dollar homes, reflected in recent transactions, include: 2606 Ooltewah Ringgold Road 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,126 square feet on 7.71 acre lot. The sale was to Clayton Properties Group Inc from Assurance Land Development Llc $4,104,000 7303 Igou Gap Road 4 bedrooms, 4.5+ baths, 5,355 square feet on 1.4 acre lot. The sale was to Eric Lee Emanski ... (click for more)

Real Estate Transfers For Jan. 6-12

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register’s Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register’s Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503. For questions regarding this report, please call Chattanoogan.com at 423 266-2325. GI numbers, listed when street addresses are not available, refer to the location of transactions (book number and page number) in ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 14 More COVID Deaths, Including 13 That Were Not Previously Reported; 479 New Cases

The Hamilton County Health Department on Tuesday reported 479 new positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases in the county now stands at 80,480. There were 14 more deaths from the virus in Hamilton County reported on Tuesday, since the last update on Friday, for a total of 936. The Hamilton County Health Department said that 13 of the 14 individuals were added to Tuesday’s ... (click for more)

City Pays Developer Pratt $425,000 As Settlement For "Over-Reach" In Zoning Case; Restrictions To Remain On Quarry Property

The city of Chattanooga has agreed to pay developer James Pratt $425,000 as settlement of a federal lawsuit he brought after the City Council in 2018 voted 6-3 to squelch a development he planned at The Quarry on Read's Lake Road. Mr. Pratt agreed to drop his lawsuit and the restrictions that were approved by the council on the property remain in place. Also as part of the ... (click for more)

Opinion

Use Emission Testing Sites As Vaccination Site

Here's a no-brainer! Now that the emissions testing sites are closed... thank goodness... open these empty eyesore shells for something really useful like testing sites and vaccination bays. Genius. This would eliminate long lines everywhere. They are (somewhat) conveniently located and have several bays. At least these over-worked health care workers would be out of the elements, ... (click for more)

Thank You For Supporting The S. M. Robertson Police And Fire Christmas Fund

Dear Residents of Signal Mountain, On behalf of the 44 police and fire officers and their families of the town of Signal Mountain, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to the 2021 S. M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund. The fund was started over 50 years ago and we continue to see the generosity of the citizens of our community. Even ... (click for more)