Real Estate News – January 16, 2012

A 53-year-old Mount Pleasant, S.C., woman was released this week after spending six days in jail for failing to pay a $480 city fine for having a messy yard (via REALTORMag):

Reviews of hundreds of thousands of foreclosure cases ordered by regulators last year will take months longer to complete than first expected, according to documents filed with federal banking regulators (via

Vanilla Ice Stops Foreclosure Collaborates with Lawyers (via

A Bethesda man was sentenced Thursday to 33 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for two counts of mail fraud connected to a mortgage scheme that defrauded lenders, family members and others, the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office reported (via

Ohio’s foreclosure prevention program has made changes aimed at helping more struggling owners remain in their homes (via

O.J. Simpson faces foreclosure on Miami house (via

Single dad trying to take back home from Occupy Wall Street protesters (via

Florida Mortgage Broker Gets Two Years for Wire Fraud (via