Ailsa Chang is an award-winning journalist who covers criminal justice, terrorism and the courts for WNYC. She found her way into public radio after practicing law for five years, and can definitely say that walking the streets of New York City with a microphone is a lot more fun than being holed up in the office writing letters to opposing counsel.
Facing Foreclosure, Homeowner Sues "One-Stop Shop"
Thursday, May 14, 2009
New York, NY –
One-stop shops are in the spotlight this week. Those are companies that offer prospective home buyers everything from the realtor to the appraisal all under one roof. And here in New York, one one-stop shop has been getting a lot of attention. It’s called United Homes. They’ve sold thousands of homes in some of the poorest sections of the city, and now lawyers are saying the company tricked people into buying homes in disrepair for way more than they were ever worth. WNYC’s Ailsa Chang reports on one woman who’s suing United Homes right now.