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Tom Merkel

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IMPACT! Group highlights warning signs of loan modification scams

As part of its effort to preserve homeownership for more working families in Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta, The IMPACT! Group wants to remind homeowners of the warning signs of a loan modification scam and where to report scam artists, during National Homeownership Month.

People Helping People: Nonprofits benefit entire community during recession

The word "cut" dominates the news these days. Look in any newspaper and you are likely to see references to job cuts, spending cuts, or service cuts. With all the cutting going around, though, what is left for the average taxpayer?

Learn how to avoid foreclosure prevention scams

You see the signs everywhere these days. Sometimes just handwritten on poster board, the signs line our roads offering quick foreclosure prevention solutions. While many of us can ignore them, for the thousands of households in Georgia facing home foreclosure, these signs seem to offer a desperately needed lifeline.

People Helping People: Learn how to avoid foreclosure prevention scams

You see the signs everywhere these days. Sometimes just handwritten on poster board, the signs line our roads offering quick foreclosure prevention solutions. While many of us can ignore them, for the thousands of households in Georgia facing home foreclosure, these signs seem to offer a desperately needed lifeline.