Wells Fargo to host mortgage workshops in Ontario

Wells Fargo & Co. plans to host free workshops for homeowners who are facing difficulty making their house payments.

The Inland Empire workshops are scheduled to take place Feb. 14 and 15 at Ontario Convention Center. The sessions are open to customers with home loans from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, Wells Fargo Home Equity and Wachovia Mortgage.

Customers will be able to walk in, but registrations are recommended.

Information: 800-405-8067 or www.wfhmevents.com/leadingthewayhome.

Realtors warn against mortgage scams

The California Association of Realtors will run television and radio announcements warning homeowners to avoid mortgage fraud.

The announcement is written for on-air personalities to read. The script includes the following line:

“These offers may seem ‘too good to be true’ because they are. Don’t fall for it. In most cases, charging upfront fees or payments for a mortgage modification is not just a rip-off, it’s illegal.”

Information: www.car.org.

Builder to unveil new homes near Fontana

Builder Lennar plans to hold a grand opening today fort its “Next Gen” home design at Rosena Ranch, a development north of Fontana near Glen Helen Regional Park.

Lennar describes a Next Gen house as a “home within a home.” The houses, designed for two generations of a family to live in the same house, feature two entryways and kitchenettes and washing machines each house’s secondary area.

Lennar’s sales office is at 17868 Grand Fir Lane, San Bernardino.

Bank of America to host mortgage outreach event

Bank of America personnel are scheduled to meet with Inland Empire homeowners considering or in the process of loan modifications through the weekend.

The bank’s mortgage outreach event is scheduled to be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday and continuing through Saturday. The meetings will take place at Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St.

Information: www.bankofamerica.com/homeownerevent or 855-201-7426.