What if a mortgage lender could help the unemployed/underemployed customer find a job and avoid the roughly $50,000 it can cost the institution to foreclose? Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank began trying that very approach in central Indiana a few months ago, in the form of a re-employment assistance program.
Reeling from the recession, Bharat Patel hopes to protect the hotels from foreclosure. Their lender is owed as much as $120 million, according to court filings.
Financial terms of the agreements, announced in a written statement, were not disclosed, but the mortgages involve tens of millions of dollars in debt on retail properties spread throughout the area.
Old National Bank is suing the operator of charter school that closed last summer in Indianapolis, claiming it failed to pay off the $1.8 million balance on its mortgage.
A lawsuit from the lender claims that Women’s Physician Group still owes $8.7 million on a $9 million loan it received for a northwest-side building.
Home repossessions rose in 29 states and the District of Columbia in November, led by an increase of 96 percent in Indiana. However, the number of homes starting on the path to foreclosure declined to the lowest level in six years.
The three complexes are Dogwood Glen Apartments on the city’s northwest side, Elmtree Park Apartments on the far-east side and Heathmoore Apartments on the southeast side.
A Marion Superior Court judge has appointed a receiver to manage the seven-story building in downtown Indianapolis that is facing foreclosure. A lender to the building’s owner claims it is owed $10.5 million.
More than 37,000 Indiana borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure soon will receive claim forms for payments under the national mortgage settlement.
A nearly 100,000-square-foot office building on East 46th Street in Indianapolis is in foreclosure after lenders found the owner in default on a $4.5 million loan. A hearing to appoint a receiver to manage the property has been set for Sept. 5.
Indianapolis-based developer Centre Properties is the target of another foreclosure suit, this one involving Pyramid Place Shoppes, a retail center in a busy shopping area on the city's northwest side.
More than 1 million properties experienced foreclosure filings in the first half of 2012. Twenty states saw a first-half rise in foreclosure activity from the same time a year ago. Indiana had the biggest rise on a percentage basis, with a 32-percent increase in foreclosure activity.