Foreclosure helpline for homeowners

January 10, 2009 8:46:26 AM PST
A group of volunteer real estate attorneys will offer free legal counsel to anyone in foreclosure or facing foreclosure.Anyone calling 1-800-252-0402 from 9 a.m. to noon can get free legal advice from Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund on Saturday, January 10, 2009.

In this tough economy, more and more people are worried about keeping up with their mortgage payments, while other homeowners are facing foreclosure. In Cook County, foreclosure filings for January through November 2008 were up 22 percent compared to the same period in 2007. For all of Illinois, foreclosure filings were up 27 percent during that period. Those figures are according to RealtyTrac, an Irvine, California real estate data company.

Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund is a title insurance company with nearly 4-thousand member attorneys across Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northern Indiana. More information about foreclosure is available at the company's Web site