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WorkPlay foreclosure sale postponed, deal in works

It’s an early holiday gift for fans of WorkPlay. We received word via an email earlier this afternoon from WorkPlay‘s Alan Hunter that the foreclosure sale of the entertainment venue scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) has been postponed by the bank due to to a pending deal. The announcement was also relayed via Alan’s Facebook profile shortly thereafter.

More than 14,000 people joined the Save WorkPlay Facebook fan page after Dana Jaffe reported on The Second Front that the popular Southside venue was being threatened with foreclosure back on October 21, with pieces by The Birmingham News‘ Mary Carluso helping to raise the awareness level.

The support has not gone unnoticed by those at WorkPlay.

Photo: Overview of WorkPlay’s bar from 2006. André Natta/bhamterminal.com.

Keeping an eye on foreclosures in Birmingham

Gusty Gulas is doing just that – keeping track of what’s going on in the local foreclosure scene for those interested in the possibilities. There has been a great deal of talk about this in recent months as several folks continue to say that it’s the best time ever to buy a home, even though some are now starting to feel guilty about taking advantage of others misfortune.

His blog is just two months old (and he’s also got a Twitter profile), but he seems to be staying on top of things pretty well.

Avoiding foreclosure workshops scheduled

As the stock market continues to take us on a roller coaster ride, many in Birmingham, particularly on our city’s east side, are having a big issue with foreclosures. The Citizens Advisory Board and some Birmingham neighborhood presidents were impressed with a recent presentation on foreclosure by the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. So impressed in fact that these groups felt it was important to get the word out to other neighborhoods in cooperation with Neighborhood Housing Services. City residents will have several opportunities to attend these workshops in the coming weeks.

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Homeownership and Lending Workshop, City Council Chambers

Are you facing foreclosure or struggling to make your mortgage payment due to an adjustable rate mortgage? Join Congressman Artur Davis and a panel of lending experts for a valuable discussion on homeownership — including information on how to purchase a new home or keep the one you have. Attendees will hear about programs designed to help those having trouble making mortgage payments avoid foreclosure. Housing professionals will be on-site to offer free assistance. The workshop will take place in the City Council Chambers located in Birmingham City Hall, 710 20th St. North, downtown.

For more information on this event, contact Sissy Hembree in the congressman’s Birmingham office at 205-254-1960. Panelists will represent the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HOPE NOW Alliance, Neighborhood Housing Services and New South Federal Savings Bank.