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Home Foreclosures Continue to Increase but Delinquent Mortgage Loans Decrease at Maine Banks and...

July 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bureau of Financial Institutions Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain, III announced this week that first quarter 2010 data submitted by Maine-chartered banks and credit unions shows a continuing increase in completed home foreclosures in Maine

Maine to Join Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System

May 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Superintendent Will Lund from the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection announced on Tuesday that Maine will make it easier and more efficient for mortgage lenders to apply for and manage their licenses by joining the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). The change will also protect Maine consumers by increasing oversight of the mortgage activities of loan originators in other states.

Bureau of Financial Institutions Announces Continued Modest Increase in Home Foreclosures, But Increase in...

March 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bureau of Financial Institutions Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain, III announced this week that fourth quarter 2009 data submitted by Maine-chartered banks and credit unions shows a continuing increase in home foreclosures in Maine. In general, foreclosure activity at Maine banks and credit unions appears to be lower than in many other states and it does not pose a threat to the stability of Maine-chartered financial institutions.

Reliant Mortgage Opens Branch in Sanford

Sanford, ME - March 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Reliant Mortgage Company, LLC is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch office located at 909B Main Street (The Garnsey Insurance Building) in downtown Sanford, ME.

Foreclosure Diversion Program Will Hold Informational Session For Homeowners Facing Mortgage Foreclosure in Cumberland...

February 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley announced that on February 19, 2010, the Foreclosure Diversion Program will hold its first informational session for homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure in Cumberland County. The Foreclosure Diversion Program is the result of the recently enacted P.L. 2009, ch. 402, An Act To Preserve Home Ownership and Stabilize the Economy by Preventing Unnecessary Foreclosures. In accordance with the new law, the Supreme Judicial Court established a statewide program to provide mediation services in certain residential foreclosure actions in Maine.

State Takes Action to Protect Consumers from Unlicensed Debt Management and Mortgage Modification Company

February 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following an investigation by Maine’s Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and the Attorney General’s Office, State officials have taken legal action against a Massachusetts-based debt management company. The State alleged that 123 Fix My Loan, LLC was not licensed to operate in Maine nor properly bonded and therefore acting illegally

Home Foreclosures and DelinquentMortgage Loans Continue to Increase Modestly at Maine Banks and Credit...

AUGUSTA, ME - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bureau of Financial Institutions Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain, III announced this week that third quarter 2009 data submitted by Maine-chartered banks and credit unions shows a continuing modest increase in home foreclosures in Maine. In general, foreclosure activity at Maine banks and credit unions appears to be lower than in many other states and it does not pose a threat to the stability of Maine-chartered financial institutions.

Notice to Interested Parties Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing – Relating...

The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection is proposing a new rule, titled “Adjustment of Non-Bank Mortgage Lender Fees to Fund Investigative and Legal Compliance Personnel.” A copy of that proposed rule is attached. The Bureau will provide an opportunity for public comment on this proposed rule on Wednesday morning, the 9th of December, 2009, at the Department's Gardiner Annex, 76 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine 04345, starting at 8:30 AM.

Attorney General Sues Unlicensed Foreclosure Rescue/Mortgage Modification Companies

AUGUSTA, ME - November 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Janet Mills today joined the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and the attorneys general of twenty-six other states in a national crackdown against foreclosure rescue and mortgage modification operations. These companies prey on consumers who are desperate to save their homes from foreclosure.

Bureau of Financial Institutions’ Survey Shows Modest Upward Trend in Foreclosures at Maine Banks...

Professional & Financial Regulation - Financial Institutions. September 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain, III announced this week that recently completed analysis by the Bureau of Financial Institutions of second quarter 2009 data submitted by Maine-chartered banks and credit unions shows a continuing modest increase in home foreclosures in Maine.

The York County Pilot Project Of The Foreclosure Diversion Program Will Hold Informational Session...

September 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley announced that on September 23, 2009 the York County Pilot Project of the Foreclosure Diversion Program will hold its first informational session for homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure. The York County Pilot Project and the Foreclosure Diversion Program are the result of the recently enacted P.L. 2009, ch. 402, An Act To Preserve Home Ownership and Stabilize the Economy by Preventing Unnecessary Foreclosures. In accordance with the new law, the Supreme Judicial Court will establish a statewide program to provide mediation services in certain residential foreclosure actions in Maine. Although the Act requires that the mediation program be available statewide in 2010, the Court launched the Pilot Project on August 3, 2009, in York County to gain a better understanding before the Diversion Program is offered throughout the State. This first informational session will be held at the District Court in Springvale

Snowe, Cardin Announce Bill to Guarantee Quality of Mortgage Securities

Washington, D.C. - August 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced legislation to increase the trustworthiness of the nation’s mortgage security market through the establishment of a Federal Board of Certification for mortgage securities.

GOVENOR’S PRESS OFFICE -MaineHousing’s “Gift of Green” Offers Cash Incentives of Up to $5,500...

Combined with federal tax credits, total incentives for first time buyers can be as high as $15,000. PORTLAND, ME - June 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor John E. Baldacci announced today some good news for first-time homebuyers – and for Maine’s housing market. MaineHousing is starting a new “Gift of Green” homeownership initiative that provides eligible First Home program borrowers with up to $5,500 in financial incentives to purchase a home

Bureau of Financial Institutions’ Survey Shows Home Foreclosures at Maine Banks and Credit Unions...

Foreclosures and Loan Delinquencies Continue to Trend Upward but the Number of Completed Foreclosures Declines for Second Consecutive Quarter. AUGUSTA, ME - June 11, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain, III announced this week that recently completed analysis by the Bureau of Financial Institutions of first quarter 2009 data submitted by Maine-chartered banks and credit unions shows a continuing modest increase in home foreclosures in Maine.

ENERGY STAR Mortgages now offered in Maine

AUGUSTA - February 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — MaineHousing and several Maine lenders are now offering ENERGY STAR mortgages, a benefit for Maine families who own or are buying homes.

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces...

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.

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April is National Safe Digging Month – Contractors and Homeowners Urged...

As the agency charged with enforcing safe digging practices in Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) is urging all those who dig to take advantage of the resources available in Maine that will help avoid costly and dangerous damage to underground utility facilities