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Foreclosed homes have been left in states of disrepair around Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Foreclosed Homes Left In Gross States Of Disrepair On Long Island

Foreclosed homes right in the suburbia of Long Island have been left with giant holes in the ceiling and graffiti-filled walls – and they are costing taxpayers thousands of dollars.

10 hours ago

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Councilmembers Seek Use Of Eminent Domain To Help Likely Foreclosure Victims

New York City Council members and housing advocacy groups called on Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

06/25/2014

Homes in Irvington, N.J. (Credit Google Maps)

Irvington Officials Look Into Eminent Domain For Foreclosed Homes

Irvington, N.J., is moving forward with plans to become the second municipality in the nation to use eminent domain to buy mortgages that are in foreclosure.

11/16/2013

Eric Schneiderman (Photo/ericschneiderman.com)

AG Schneiderman Sues Wells Fargo For Failing To Comply With Mortgage Settlement

Similar action was being sought against Bank of America but has been suspended after the bank and the AG reached an agreement.

10/02/2013

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New York State Officials Urge Passage Of Foreclosure Protection Measures

One measure would require banks to negotiate a settlement with homeowners in foreclosure limbo. The other would impose criminal penalties for those committing fraudulent foreclosure practices.

05/29/2013

House on the edge - Rocky Point, N.Y. - May 3, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Rocky Point Residents Worried About House Falling On Them

Just like in “The Wizard of Oz”, Rocky Point residents say they fear being crushed by a falling house, a condemned vacant house teetering on the edge of a cliff worn away by erosion.

05/03/2013

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Program Set Up To Keep Sandy Victims Out Of Foreclosure

A new program has been helping Superstorm Sandy victims keep their homes out of foreclosure.

03/09/2013

Foreclosure Sign (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Alert Sounded About Mortgage Rescue Scams On Long Island

Mortgage rescue scams are on the rise on Long Island, where housing officials are issuing an alert.

10/11/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Bailout Double Standard

Romney negotiated a $10 million federal bailout for his company, but has called for foreclosures to be allowed to “hit bottom” and letting Detroit go bankrupt.

07/25/2012

Foreclosed home - Massapequa Park, NY - Jun 5, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Massapequa Park Aims To Prevent Foreclosures From Becoming Eyesores

Mayor James Altadonna has proposed a new law that would charge a bank $500 every time a village employee has to clean up an unkempt property.

06/05/2012

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Tax Dispute In Nassau County Getting Political

Homes and businesses in Nassau County are suing for property tax refunds of $102-million that they have yet to receive.

04/03/2012

"The Occupied Wall Street Journal" is seen in Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Oct 5, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 7 – Occupy Wall Street

At WCBS Newsradio 880, we continue our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 with one that “occupied” so much our time and one neighborhood park in Lower Manhattan.

12/28/2011

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Judge Lifts Holds On New Jersey Foreclosures

A New Jersey judge has ruled that four major banks can resume uncontested foreclosure actions in the state under court monitoring.

08/16/2011

Home for Sale (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: It’s A Mixed Picture In Queens

In southeastern Queens neighborhood of Cambria Heights, realtor Richard Gibbs says he wishes there was some way to wall off the short sales and foreclosures weighing on prices.

06/20/2011

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Free Legal Representation For NY Foreclosure Victims

Are you facing foreclosure? Some free help could be there for you.

02/16/2011

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