State issues fines, enforcement orders in 4 mortgage lending cases

Mortgage companies failed to comply with requirements Salem, Aug. 16, 2007 — As part of its ongoing effort to protect consumers and ensure a fraud-free mortgage...

Department offers advice to help consumers avoid foreclosure

Talk to your lender early if you have problems making mortgage payments Salem, Aug. 9, 2007 — The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)...

AG Myers and DCBS remind Oregonians of restitution eligibilityin $325 million Ameriquest settlement

Claim forms are going to eligible consumers, who must submit claims by September 10, 2007. Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers joins the Department of Consumer...


Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with...

John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.



New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

A group of Oregon-based organizations is announcing the formation of a coalition to advance the rapid adoption of zero energy building standards in the state of Oregon. A zero energy home or commercial building generates as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year through renewable resources. The founding members of the Oregon Zero Energy Buildings Coalition are Earth Advantage, Climate Solutions, New Buildings Institute, NW Energy Coalition, International Living Future Institute, and the Zero Energy Project.