Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Resource for Planning and Implementing an REO Program Released

for sale. Bank ownedThe current economic climate has drawn attention to the issue of Real Estate Owned (REO) properties, with tens of thousands of foreclosed properties appearing in our communities.

Affordable housing practitioners and community development organizations are looking for ways to handle these properties, which are often left vacant and vulnerable to vandals and the elements. When properties deteriorate, neighborhoods undergo stress and destabilization, and there's a lost opportunity to match properties with lower-income families.

In addition to a growing number of courses focused on the acquisition, management and sale of REO properties, as well as classes on stabilizing neighborhoods and helping prospective homeowners purchase foreclosed properties, NeighborWorks America is pleased to offer a free, half-hour webinar that guides boards, executive directors and other key decision-makers in planning and implementing a REO program. The webinar can be viewed here, and note that there is a link at the end for a printed copy with speaker's notes.