According to our Miami gossip sources, cosmetic dentist Karent Sierra is dealing with not just one but TWO foreclosures. What a toothache! Somebody pass her some novacaine!
This CAN'T Be Allen Iverson's House in Foreclosure?! Not What You Expect from an Ex-NBA Baller, eh? Kinda Geriatric
Irregardless if it belongs to Allen Iverson or not, the Atlanta mansion is hitting the foreclosure block!
Richard Burton from HBO's The Wire is in hot water. Not literally, but figuratively! He refused to pay $1k in water bills b/c he suspects it is too high. Well, now a lien has been placed on his Baltimore home & he faces foreclosure. What!? $1k must be a drop in the bucket for a star like him, right?!
"Huffington Post Live" kicks off its Video Broadcast format. I think it's cool & hip, where talking heads are beamed in through their webcams, Google+ hangouts, skype. It's very now! (Who needs a TV studio anymore!) But what is interesting to me is that they launched HuffPost Live with a very specific real estate topic of all things (and of all people actor John Cusack?) called eminent domain. Clearly, housing is a hot subject!
They are just getting started but I think the medium of live blogging is supposed to be more engaging. I don't think their discussion was very balanced. They should have taken some questions from tweets and viewers too. Oh, and a strong opposing point of view would have been nice too!
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Rapper Common is past due on the $345k he owes Bank of America on his Chicago apartment. BofA is fixin' to foreclose on him and his manager Derek who are both on the loan. Rappers facing foreclosure isn't anything new...but now why would a rapper buy a place with another dude? Hmmm, kinda suspect!
Foreclosures surge for old Americans, reports the NY Times! "Foreclosures create unique challenges for older people...They are less able to find new jobs and more vulnerable to becoming homeless." This is horrible! Brings new meaning to "I've fallen, and I can't get up! "
LA Times spotlights 4 people who are digging themselves out of debt! And of course the 1st couple they profile are 2 ex-successful realtors from the boom years. This is a common story I hear from agents. They were living the high life, wining & dining 24/7, dressed to the nines, over leveraging themselves..& wound up $680k in debt. Read how Southern California agents Dan & Cheree Griffith got out of this doozy. Great lesson! Less is more.
*Foreclosure via Facebook. Banks now serving papers thru social media. Just another reason to increase your privacy settings! [via Time.com]
*Subprime lending roars back with a vengence! Is history doomed to repeat itself? [via HuffPost]
*Contrary to popular reports from Perez Hilton to Huffington Post, Carnie Wilson of 90's pop trio Wilson Phillip's fame (and recently featured in Bridesmaids) is not in foreclosure. She says "My house is not in foreclosure. My house is in a short sale." OK, she's not in foreclosure. She's in pre-foreclosure. [via Zap2it]