The following editorial appeared in the June 30, 2010 Pioneer Press:
Look before leaping to protect against mortgage scams
Homeowners struggling with the loss of a job, a soaring mortgage payment, declining home value — or all of the above — are at risk for foreclosure. The nation, the state and our community haven't seen this kind of housing stress since the 1930s. Not every mortgage can be 'fixed' short of losing the home. But some can.