Andrew N. Wolf Appointed to Incline Village/Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board

  • August 31, 2015

Washoe County Commissioner Chair Marsha Berkbigler recently appointed Andrew N. Wolf, a managing partner at Incline Law Group, to the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board.

Wolf is a real estate lawyer with extensive experience in land use, business and construction law who has practiced for more than 25 years in Incline Village.

“I am excited to continue providing service to our community through participation on the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board,” Wolf said in a statement. “I look forward to taking part in creating sustainable growth and policies for Incline Village and Crystal Bay.”

Wolf and his family reside in Incline Village. He is a board member and corporate secretary for the Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation and a member of the Incline Village Golf Club.

He has taught Risk Management and Business Law classes at Sierra Nevada College and occasionally serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Incline Justice Court of Washoe County.

Washoe County’s CABs are asked to study and advise their commissioners on local public issues, including regulations that guide planning for and building neighborhoods, development proposals, public safety, scope of local government services, discussions on how to allocate local taxpayer funds, the status of erosion control and road programs, and the need for regional open space programs, according to the county.

Pre-Notice of Default Foreclosure Mediation

Pre-Notice of Default Foreclosure Mediation

  • August 11, 2015

SB 512 was approved by the 2015 Nevada Legislature and went into effect upon signature by the Governor on June 10, 2015. This new law allows homeowners with a documented financial hardship who are in imminent risk of mortgage default, to  participate in foreclosure mediation prior to a lender’s issuance of a Notice of Default. Prior to this law, foreclosure mediation was only available to homeowner’s after a lender recorded a Notice of Default.

The new Nevada state law allows a homeowner to participate in mediation prior to the issuance of a Notice of Default if you have met the following requirements:

  • You have received a referral from a HUD-approved housing counselor.
  • You do not have an open bankruptcy filed on or after July 1, 2009.
  • You have been discharged from Bankruptcy or the court has ordered you into the FMP.
  • This property is your primary owner-occupied residential property (not a vacation, rental or other property where the homeowner does not live).

In order for a homeowner to be eligible for Pre-Notice of Default Mediation, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency must determine that a financial hardship exits that prevents the homeowner, or the person who holds the title of record, from being able to make a mortgage payment within the next 90 days. A list of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies can be found on the Nevada Supreme Court Foreclosure Mediation Program Website.

Two forms are required to participate in Pre-NOD Mediation: 1) a HUD-approved counseling agency referral form and 2) a foreclosure mediation enrollment form, both of which can also be found on the Foreclosure Mediation Program website.  As with all enrollments to the program, the homeowner must also submit to the Foreclosure Mediation Program a mediation fee of $200.