Local CDPE-designated agent and community advocate, Joseph “Joe” Emma of Century 21 Emma Realtors has announced the expansion of an information website for Union and Essex County homeowners in distress:
This resource now contains eligibility surveys for government programs offering help to distressed homeowners, including the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program, or HAFA, which increases the likelihood of a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
“These surveys will let homeowners quickly discover new options made available by the government,” Emma said. “When faced with the possibility of foreclosure, I’ve seen too many homeowners make mistakes because they hadn’t been advised by a qualified professional. These people didn’t know the options available, or even how to find any information on their situation. My website helps to solve this problem.”
www.facingforeclosurenj.comacts as a hub for information on the facts and issues for struggling homeowners, putting all the necessary information in one, easy-to-use location. With the addition of these new eligibility surveys, the site lets homeowners make educated decisions about their future.
“Seven out of 10 homes that have gone into foreclosure did so without even being listed on the market,” said Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute. “Agents like Joe Emma with the CDPE designation are helping distressed homeowners understand that there may be options available to avoid foreclosure.”
The CDPE designation provides real estate professionals with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing financial hardship in today’s market.
For more information about the CDPE Designation, visit www.cdpe.com.