If you are facing the possibility of foreclosure and would like information on your options, the web sites listed here may provide some answers.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers information about foreclosure at several websites:
Tips to avoid foreclosure: www.hud.gov/foreclosure/index.cfm
Help for Homeowners who Face the Loss of a Home:
HUD-approved counseling agencies by state:
The State of California offers home-mortgage information for prospective homebuyers or homeowners who are having trouble keeping their payments current. For more information, go to
www.yourhome.ca.gov or, in Spanish, www.sucasa.ca.gov.
San Mateo County residents who need an attorney to deal with a foreclosure problem may contact the San Mateo County Bar Associations Lawyer Referral Service. www.smcba.org.
You can contact the San Mateo County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service by calling (650) 369-4149 and pressing "3" at the prompt.
If you are seeking information on specific properties in foreclosure or statistics in San Mateo County, we do not have this information. Here's the role of the Recorder in this process:
Private companies or abstractors regularly visit our office, comb through the records to create database lists, and sell the information to large companies for mass distribution. We do not issue statistics nor track the documents that are recorded here.