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Ben Hallman

Housing Watchdog Slams Massive Property Inspection Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

The inspectors who decide whether homes have been abandoned and are ready for foreclosure are doing such a terrible job that the whole system requires...

Ben Hallman

Foreclosure Industry Says It'll Do A Better Job Of Screening Its Workers After Widespread Break-Ins

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business

After hundreds of lawsuits and thousands of complaints, banks are finally pushing for reform in one of the darkest corners of the housing market. Unde...

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Banks Keep Breaking Into Houses

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

Every day in neighborhoods across the country, low-paid workers with little oversight or training decide whether to break into someone else's home. ...

Ben Hallman

Bank Of America Still Discriminating Against Minority Neighborhoods: Complaint

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

Bank of America continues to neglect foreclosed homes it owns in predominately minority neighborhoods even though it is under investigation for discri...

Ben Hallman

Property Company Under 'Barrage' Of Theft, Break-In Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

Outside in the world, Safeguard Properties was supposed to be protecting millions of homes that had slid into foreclosure, shoring up and repairing ab...

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Disrepair: The Troubled Industry Banks Use To Clean Up Foreclosure Messes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business

Last March, a 23-year-old bank contractor cut through the secured gate at the entrance to a farm in Little Rock, Ark., and proceeded to a small house ...

Foreclosure Company Accused Of Clearing Out Wrong Family's Barn

Posted 03.15.2013 | Business

A Texas family is claiming that a foreclosure contractor cleared their barn of love letters, a wedding dress and a boat. Problem is, their house wasn...

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Bank Contractors Break Into Occupied Homes, Terrify Residents, Lawsuits Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

It usually happens when homeowners are at work or out of town. In Clawson, Mich., Nancy Cox returned home to find her possessions in the front yard...