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Kressig joins vote for foreclosure protection

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A bill providing Iowans more foreclosure protection has passed the Iowa House of Representatives and is headed for the Iowa Senate. 

Represenatative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls, joined the vote approving the foreclosure protection, which includes valuable information for Iowans purchasing a home. 

"In these tough economic times, middle class families deserve more financial security before taking out a mortgage.  They need complete transparency from their mortgage broker or banker with full disclosure of fees, compensation and accurate loan information," said Representative Kressig. 

The foreclosure protection bill approved today, House File 375, prohibits brokers or bankers from misleading borrowers or making false statements, charging fees for loans that don't materialize, or accepting any undisclosed compensation for their services. 

The bill is just one piece of the foreclosure protection package outlined by Democrats earlier this year.  The House has already approved House File 251, which prohibits home foreclosures on military reserve members or their family while serving on active duty, and Senate File 364, which requires information about the Iowa Mortgage Foreclosure Hotline be given by lenders to homeowners at the first step of the foreclosure process.

Passage in the Iowa House sends the bill on to the Iowa Senate.

Online reporter:  Ron Steele


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