Roof Repaired For Murrays, Northeast Portland Family Facing Foreclosure


A team of 25 people made repairs last weekend to help save the house of Nelson and Helen Murray, the last African-American family on their block of Northeast 11th Avenue. WW reported in August that the family was in danger of losing their home to foreclosure after signing a “pick-a-payment” mortgage in 2007. In order to modify their loan and avoid additional fees from the city, the Murrays ...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Samantha Matsumoto

Moralists Be Damned

The banks want to keep you hungry and poor. Don’t let them.

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If you want to get rich in America, all you have to do, they say, is tighten your belt, put your nose to the grindstone and pull yourself up by your bootstraps. That sounds great—in a folksy,    More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

An Easy Way for Homeowners to Demand Their Mortgage Docs

With the recent announcement by Bank of America and GMAC Mortgage that they would resume "robo-signer" foreclosures in 23 states, one website is telling homeowners to demand to see their mortgage note before any bank tries to take their homes. The Where's the note? site, which we found through Blue Oregon, is an online letter generator for homeowners who want to find their mortgage note and ...   More
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Jason Slotkin

JUICY SUITS: Screwed by Bank of America

Echoing growing frustration nationwide around home foreclosures, a Portland man is suing Bank of America, alleging the financial giant gave him bad loan information and then wrongfully sold his house. According to a lawsuit filed Oct. 19 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Matthew Marcott, now 51 years old, took out a home equity line of credit (HELOC) for an undisclosed amount in 2002. The line ...   More
Thursday, October 21, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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