Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
IDow JonesI offers CUs advice on buying foreclosures
NEW YORK and TAMPA, Fla. (4/2/08)--Suncoast Schools FCU in Tampa is one of the sources the Dow Jones News Service turned to for advice to consumers buying foreclosed properties. Don Charron, senior vice president of the $5.921 billion asset credit union, gave advice on purchasing a condominium in the March 26 issue of Dow Jones Newswires. When purchasing a condo, find out what the potential condo fees will be, he said, cautioning that the fees may be higher if some units are vacant because the costs are spread over fewer people. If the building has been vacant a long time, there might be deferred maintenance and additional expenses, he added. He recommended that potential buyers evaluate the neighborhood at different times of day. If other homes in the area are on the block or being foreclosed, that could hurt the home's value. The article suggested checking with the financial institution selling the property to see if it would negotiate a less expensive loan. Suncoast Schools has been active recently in advising consumers how to avoid foreclosures. In a March 6 item in Naples News, Charron encouraged borrowers to stay in touch with the lender and meet the loan officer face-to-face to work on modifying the loan (News Now March 10).
Other Resources

RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Registration lottery for #CreditUnion #CherryBlossom Ten Mile Run opens Monday, Dec. 1 http://t.co/AGkKPof5Fy. Race is April 12
13 hours ago
The turkey hasn't even been served and #creditunions are already making plans for #GivingTuesday
14 hours ago
.@bankofamerica's $16.65 billion 'toxic mortgage' settlement finalized http://t.co/BIq1QyImXG
16 hours ago
RT @CUNA: #NussleReport: ICYMI: Revised RBC proposal in January w/a 90-day comment period #Fix RBC http://t.co/T4JcvWBDse
17 hours ago
.@TheNCUA release on Nov. prohibition orders out already. Here: http://t.co/YkA1QIYbYa
18 hours ago