WHITE PLAINS – Foreclosure filings continue their significant drop nationally and foreclosure actions filed in Westchester County have declined almost fourteen percent since 2013, reported Westchester County Clerk Timothy Idoni who serves as Clerk of the Westchester County Supreme Court where foreclosure actions are heard. The Office of the Westchester County Clerk reported two 2,326 foreclosure actions started between January 1st and December 31st of 2014, as compared with 2,696 in 2013.
Foreclosure judgments, however, were on the rise in 2014 with the seven hundred and seventy (770) filed more than doubling the 371 foreclosure judgments entered in 2013. Idoni said the higher number was in large part due to a clearing of back-logged cases caused by a change in court rules implemented to protect homeowners.
Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO), a non-profit housing agency with offices in White Plains and Mount Vernon, conducts Mortgage Default Orientation sessions most Wednesdays in their White Plains Office. Trained counselors are available to help at (914) 428-4507 or by visiting www.wroinc.org.