Virginia Announced Free Avoid Foreclosure Clinics

by Peter Vernon on States

Virginia has taken new steps to battle its rising foreclosure problem, as the state will now offer free regional clinic on avoiding foreclosure and being a careful and responsible homeowner to citizens statewide.

The Virginia Foreclosure Task Force, created by Governor Timothy Kaine last year, will be responsible for setting up and holding the free clinics. Topics will cover everything from how to better understand mortgage agreements, how to stay on top of payments, what to do if you default and methods of avoiding foreclosure, including refinancing and home sales.

All homeowners have to do is sign up in advance, and they will also receive special one-on-one counseling from a foreclosure prevention expert about their situation.

Virginia hasn’t been hit as hard as other states, but lately foreclosure activity has increased in several regions. The capitol of Richmond sees some of the most foreclosures, as does Roanoke, Newport News, Arlington and other urban sectors surrounding the Washington D.C. area.