Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Golden Valley resident Rose McGee attended and spoke at the press conference where the legislation was unveiled.
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Golden Valley resident Rose McGee was again at the State Capitol. But this time, she wasn’t protesting Citimortgage or Fannie Mae. She wasn't holding a sign urging mortgage giants to put an end to foreclosures and evictions. Instead, McGee was at the Capitol to witness the introduction of a piece of legislation that may change her life, and the lives of others like her, forever. Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley), along with Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Minneapolis) and State Rep. Raymond Dehn (DFL-Minneapolis) unveiled the legislation at an 11 a.m. press conference Wednesday. McGee’s attorneys from Drewes Law Firm, and members of the Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), Jewish Community Action (JCA), …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Rose McGee said that new CitiMortgage and Fannie Mae attorneys want to work with her on a mortgage modification plan.
“Ma’am, are you aware that your house has been sold?” Over the phone. That’s how Golden Valley resident Rose McGee learned that her home was sold at a sheriff’s sale. After losing her job in 2011, and falling behind on her mortgage payments, McGee says that she was working with CitiMortgage to get on a modification plan when she realized that she might lose her home for good, a house that’s full of 20 years of love and memories. In the early 1990s, Rose McGee, and her then-husband Bill, bought a home together in Golden Valley. The couple wanted space for their four children, and a place to make memories together. “It’s spacious and has nice qualities,” McGee said of her house, “but, it’s nothing fancy.” Over the last 20 years, and …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Golden Valley resident Rose McGee will try to save her home and avoid eviction during a court hearing on Jan. 10.
If you don’t know who Rose McGee is, chances are you will soon know her story. McGee, a long-time Golden Valley resident, is one of many Americans who is facing foreclosure and home eviction. According to Occupy Homes MN--an organization working to stop foreclosures and evictions--in 2011, McGee lost her job and started to fall behind on her mortgage payments. In a YouTube video published last November, McGee explains that after enrolling in a mortgage modification program, Citibank sold her home without notice. “Rose has been a wonderful member of our community for decades and we’d like to keep it that way,” Mayor Shep Harris said in the video, “and we appreciate the community rallying around her and supporting her.” On Saturday, Jan. 5…
Friday, November 2, 2012
A listing of homes in foreclosure in the community, including a home built in the 1920s.
A number of homes are in foreclosure in and around Golden Valley, according to AOL Real Estate. To learn more about the home, click on the link provided: 5150 Marie Ln., Golden Valley Price: $139,00 Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,724 square feet Year Built: 1962 3610 Oakdale Ave., Robbinsdale Price: $99,900 Size: Three bedrooms, one bathroom, 966 square feet Year Built: 1921 3914 Hubbard Avenue North, New Hope Price:$89,000 Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,200 square feet Year Built: 1935 2605 Yukon Avenue, St. Louis Park Price: $169,900 Size: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,020 square feet Year Built: 1956
Monday, December 26, 2011
The day before Christmas Eve, a Fifth District resident heard she could stay.
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