Exeter co-hosts mixer at United Way of TC

on May 16 in Tulare

United Way of Tulare County will be hosting an after hours business mixer in conjunction with the Exeter Chamber of Commerce from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at its office, 1601 E. Prosperity Ave. in Tulare.

United Way invites you to come meet their new staff and enjoy food, drinks, door prizes and good company. Mixers are a great way to network with other business owners in your area. There is an added bonus at this mixer as it is also being held in conjunction with the Tulare, Visalia and Tulare-Kings Hispanic chambers of commerce.

For more information on United Way of Tulare County, call 559-685-1766 or visit www.unitedwaytc.org. For more information about hosting a local mixer, call the Exeter Chamber at 559-592-2919.


CSET holds foreclosure prevention workshop

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is holding a free foreclosure prevention and scam awareness workshop on Saturday, June 1 at 9:30 am.  The workshop will be at CSET’s main office, located at 312 NW 3rd Ave., Visalia.

Attendees at the workshop will learn an overview of the foreclosure process, how to communicate with your lender and receive information on options such as refinancing and loan modifications.  After a lunch break attendees will learn about common mortgage scams and how to avoid them.

The foreclosure prevention and scam awareness workshops are for anyone who has started the foreclosure process or wants to learn about options to modify their mortgage and remain in their home.  The workshop will not be able to assist anyone who has already lost their home due to foreclosure.  Workshops are conducted in English, but Spanish translating is available if needed.

“The free foreclosure prevention and scam awareness workshops will provide guests with information about the foreclosure process and options that will help families stay in their homes,” said Lily Rivera-Graves, CSET Director of Energy and Housing.  “We hope to help families stay in their homes and avoid falling victim to foreclosure scams.”

According to RealtyTrac, there were approximately 270 new foreclosure filings in April, 2013.  That is down nearly 50% from April 2013, but is higher than the previous four months.  One in every 524 houses in Tulare County is in foreclosure.  In 2011, California ranked third in the nation for mortgage fraud.

Individuals wanting to attend need to register for the workshop by calling (559) 741-4646.  Residents need to bring with them a budget showing all household income and expenses.

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