Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Vince Urbin's Fredricksberg Drive home set for Feb. 20 sheriff's sale.
Former Avon Lake mayor Vince Urbin’s Fredericksberg Drive home is in foreclosure and set for a sheriff’s sale. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a sale of the home at 172 Fredricksberg Drive for Feb. 20. (Note: Sales can be cancelled prior to auction.) Urbin owns the house with his wife, Evelyn. The home has been appraised at $174,000. A minimum bid is set at $116,000. Urbin held the city’s top office from Oct. 5, 1992 through his resignation March 7, 2001. At the time of his resignation, he had been charged with several felony counts. He was ultimately found guilty of tampering with evidence, complicity to tampering with evidence and two counts of unlawful interest in a public contract. Urbin was sentenced to supervised …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Two Avon homes head to sheriff's sale Jan. 16
Two Avon homes in foreclosure are up for sheriff's sales this week, according to the Lorain County Sheriff's website. No Avon Lake homes are up for a sheriff’s sale this week. Sheriff's Sales are each Wednesday when scheduled. Starting time is 10:15 a.m. at the County Administration building, fourth floor, 226 Middle Ave. in Elyria. This week’s sale in on Wednesday, Jan. 16. 2245 Eagles Nest Circle, Avon, appraised at $222,000; starting bid at $148,000 2010 Doovys Street, Avon, appraised at $81,000; starting bid at $54,000
Monday, April 2, 2012
State representative Matt Lundy discusses recent settlement with mortgage companies that may help local residents
We in Columbus have been working together to create and retain jobs. Also high on our list of priorities is helping Ohio families keep their homes. A new report says that one-third of Ohio’s mortgage holders are “under water,” owing more than the value of their homes. Also, it’s estimated that one in every six homeowners is either delinquent or in foreclosure. The newly launched federal Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, headed by former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, recently announced a joint federal-state settlement of $25 billion. The settlement is with five of the nation’s largest mortgage services over foreclosure abuses, fraud and unacceptable mortgage practices. As part of the settlement, Ohio will receive an estimated $…
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Children may be priceless, but they're also not cheap.
The last few years have put money matters front and center in our country, and in our homes. In this recession, families have had to forgo extras that the children once took for granted as part of life. Plane trips to Disney World gave way to day trips to Kalahari. Instead of buying new video games, parents are either renting them or only buying them as Christmas and birthday presents. The pile of presents under the Christmas tree may be smaller the past few years. And that may be some of the better scenarios. Teens'college prospects may be narrowed as parents are unable to afford to pay as much towards college. Children have also had to live with more stress in households where a parent has lost a job, a parent's job is in jeopardy, or …