Foreclosures Local Foreclosure Rates Down So Far This Year By Jim Letizia • Apr 14, 2017 attomdata.com Foreclosure rates declined in Ohio’s major metropolitan areas in the first quarter of the year. Ohio Homeowners High On List Of Underwater Mortgages By Jim Letizia • Feb 20, 2017 pftoday.com Four Ohio cities are in the top five in the U.S. for the greatest number of seriously underwater home mortgages, according to a recent report by a real estate information service. Feds Extend Home Refinancing Deadline By Associated Press • Sep 28, 2016 fhfa.gov The federal government has extended the deadline for Ohio homeowners to apply for a home refinancing program designed to help those hurt by the foreclosure crisis. Critics Say Focus On Demolition Cost Ohio Federal Funds For Foreclosure Prevention By Associated Press • Apr 20, 2016 Ohio is receiving an additional 94 million dollar to help demolish blighted homes and prevent foreclosures, but some say it missed out on more funding because of an issue with the state's application. Ohio To Get $98M For Demolition, Foreclosure Prevention By Associated Press • Feb 19, 2016 The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced that Ohio will receive $98 million to demolish blighted structures and prevent people from losing their homes to foreclosure. Home Repossessions Up In September By Jim Letizia • Oct 15, 2015 Home repossessions rose in Ohio and the U.S. in September. Foreclosures Down In Central Ohio, Nation In First Six Months Of 2015 By Jim Letizia • Jul 17, 2015 The listing service RealtyTrac says there were nearly 49 hundred foreclosure related documents filed in the first half of the year in central Ohio, down 16 percent from the same period in 2014. Foreclosures Down, Repossessions Up In April By Jim Letizia • May 21, 2015 The mortgage tracking service RealtyTrac says the number of central Ohio homes falling into foreclosure dropped in April by 55 percent as compared with the same month a year ago. Foreclosures In U.S., Central Ohio Declined In 2014 By Jim Letizia • Jan 16, 2015 The number of foreclosures in the U.S. fell by 18 percent last year, as compared with 2013. Study Finds Racial Disparties By Banks In Maintaining Foreclosed Homes By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 5, 2014 A new study shows banks are doing a better job of maintaining foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods than in neighborhoods of color. Foreclosures Declined In Ohio In July By Jim Letizia • Aug 14, 2014 The foreclosure listing service Realtytrac says foreclosure activity in Ohio declined by 11.6 percent last month. Ohio Foreclosure Filings Down Again In 2013 By Mike Foley & Associated Press • May 7, 2014 The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state declined in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. More Ohio Homes Entered Foreclosure Process In January By Jim Letizia • Feb 13, 2014 Banks repossessed 4 percent fewer U.S. homes in January as compared with December. Former Attorney General Returns To Supreme Court In Foreclosure Case By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 8, 2014 Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann went before the Ohio Supreme Court this week. Ohio, U.S. Foreclosure Activity Declined In November By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 12, 2013 The number of U.S homes entering the foreclosure process or repossessed by lenders in November fell by 10 percent from October, and by 32 percent from the same month a year ago. Grant To Fund Foreclosure Study By Mike Foley & Associated Press • Nov 25, 2013 Ohio has joined a multi-state study of the social, health and economic effects of recent federal efforts to prevent foreclosure among the unemployed. Blighted Property Activists Eye Foreclosure Fund By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 24, 2013 A fund set up to help people facing foreclosure is being eyed by others who’ve been working on the housing crisis, who want to use it for something else. Foreclosure Activity Up 12 Percent By Jim Letizia • May 9, 2013 Ohio foreclosure activity rose by 12 percent in April to the third-highest level in the nation, fueled by an increase in repossessions and sheriff's auctions. Ohio Foreclosures Decline By Jim Letizia • Feb 15, 2013 The mortgage research firm RealtyTrac says foreclosure filings in Ohio fell by 23 percent in January from December's figures.