Out-of-court foreclosures in Oregon have stopped due to a new mediation program and a court defeat for lenders.
Oregon's seven largest counties recorded only three nonjudicial foreclosures last week, the first full week since the new mediation law went into effect, officials in those counties say. That compares with 256 in the week of July 4th in those counties and more than 1,000 filed in the month of June.
It's unlikely that foreclosures will shift exclusively to courtrooms in Oregon, industry insiders say. Some say lenders are merely ensuring they can comply with the new law and its rules, which weren't finalized until July 6.
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