July 7, 2012
Teresa Smith of the Moffat County Treasurer’s Office shows a planner containing all her foreclosure-related tasks, including those pertaining to foreclosure sales and publications. From Jan. 1 through June 30, 2012, the Treasurer’s Office recorded 34 foreclosures, or nearly five times as many as the seven foreclosures recorded in all of 2008.
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Moffat County Treasurer Elaine Sullivan and her staff mainly deal with the concrete and quantifiable. But she sometimes sees the painful human impact of the statistics, particularly when they relate to a homeowner’s worst nightmare come true. “I do know that there’s been several people that have come in, and they’re just horrified that they’re going into foreclosure,” Sullivan said. “They’ve all stated that they’ve tried to work out some sort of payment plan with the banks,” but to no avail, she said.