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New Jersey Bill

New Jersey Bill - A4999 As of July 28, 2019 (90 days after the act was approved on April 29, 2019) municipalities have the ability to adopt ordinances pursuant to this act.  If a municipality (where a property is registered/located) adopts an ordinance pursuant to...

Combating Zombie Properties With Registries

Combating Zombie Properties With Registries According to a new report, North Hempstead Town, New York, is considering creating a registry that would require banks and mortgage lenders to register properties that are in financial distress. “It’s time to rethink how we...

Impact of Community Blight

Understanding the True Costs of Abandoned Properties: How Maintenance Can Make a Difference The house bubbles, financial crisis and great recession created the largest waves of foreclosures the country had experienced since the Great Depression. Read the full article...

Wilmington, DE

The City of Wilmington, DE has proposed changes to municipal housing code which includes several amendments to its vacant property registration program. Included is a registration fee increase for properties that remain vacant for more than three years and a...

North Hempstead, NY

The Town of North Hempstead, NY is considering creating a 'zombie home' registry. The registry would require banks and mortgage lenders to register properties in the foreclosure process and have fallen into disrepair. A public hearing is scheduled for June 18, 2019....

New Jersey Mortgage Foreclosure Bills

On April 29, New Jersey formalized a bipartisan package of nine bills aimed at reforming the Garden State’s mortgage foreclosure laws. The primary goals of the legislation are to reduce the number of foreclosures in New Jersey – the state currently has the nation’s...