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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 10 years ago

The government needs to give us the shovel to dig ourselves out from under the financial...?

...rubble. Do we really

need to throw more money at the problem?

I heard about a family in Arizona who's raffling off their home. The catch is the homeowner must ally himself/herself to a charity. The homeowner receives enough money to cover the "appraised value" for his home while the charity keeps anything over this amount. If your appraised value is $100,000 and the raffle garners $300,000, the charity is donated the overage which in this case is $200,000. Not so great for the homeowner if he owes more than appraised value.

The law in Arizona needs to be changed to allow homeowners to raffle off their homes in order to avoid foreclosure either without the need to have a charity along for the ride or to give the charity a reasonable percentage of the profit after the mortgage is completely paid off.

Hey, I don't have anything against charities but we are in the midst of a monumental crisis.

Stop the insanity by empowering not crippling the people.

What do you think?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Free Creative Ideas to Help Friends Facing Foreclosure or Bankruptcy

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    Talk to your lender to see if they are willing to work restructure the loan or give you some options.

    Try to refinance your home loan and ask if you qualify for FHA home loan.

    Cancel services that you don’t need without paying unreasonable penalty:

    Cable or satellite television.

    Cell phone or home phone (I think you’ll need at least one). Here’s a good article on how to end your cell phone contract without paying penalty.

    Magazine and newspaper subscriptions.

    Gym and club memberships.

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  • anam
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    i do no longer think of AZ has any regulations against having a actual components auctioneer public sale off a house. Auctions do tend to sell issues as they convey about the sensation of urgency for the customer who feels that if hey do no longer purchase it now the final bidder could get it.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    at the price the govt pays for shovels if everyone had one wed be another trillion in debt

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  • 10 years ago

    Higher tax cuts for the rich is what I suggest.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    any of those shovel ready shovels sitting around. I bet they worked hard this year being all stimulated.

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  • 10 years ago

    YES, WE CAN!

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