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Short Sales in Florida

Posted by Rebecca Kitkowski on April 10, 2014 at 9:37am 1 Comment

Has anyone had experience trying to get a bank to accept a short sale when the only hardship is that the seller/owner is so far under water that they will take years to have any equity in the house? This was in an area built right before the market crashed and the number of foreclosures has been significant. This family would like to move back to the state they came from to be near relatives.

The Right Way to Investigate Your New Neighborhood

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on April 1, 2014 at 10:35am 0 Comments

The Right Way to Investigate Your New Neighborhood

The house looks perfect and it has all the features you need.  The location is convenient for your needs and there really is nothing standing in the way of buying this particular property.  STOP.  Don’t buy the house until you do one thing; investigate your new potential neighbors.  Here are some tips for finding out the…

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•Short Sale Tip - How To Get Your Voice Mail Heard FIRST!!•

Posted by Ben Benita on March 28, 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

When leaving a message, ALWAYS hit the "#" sign after your message.

Not all, but most messaging systems will allow you to mark your message as "urgent" after you do this.

What does this mean?

When marked as "urgent", your…

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Riverfront Janesville Home Sold!

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 28, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Riverfront Homes for Sale

Just Sold! 4136 N River Rd, Janesville WI 53545

We are happy to announce another home closing in Janesville, Wisconsin. This large home was on a riverfront lot on River Road in Janesville. Being that it was a short sale, the buyers got it at a great price. I'm sure they will enjoy the river amenities for years to come. Because of Rock Realty's aggressive…

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Wisconsin Quitclaim Deeds

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 26, 2014 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Wisconsin Quitclaim Deed A quitclaim deed allows property owners to transfer whatever interest they may have in a specific piece of real estate. The Wisconsin statutes do not contain a specific form for deeds, but they do define what the different conveyances mean, and the minimum information necessary in each (Wisc. Stat. 706.02, 706.10(4)). To be eligible for recording, a deed also must meet all the…

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Wisconsin February 2014 Housing Statistics

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 19, 2014 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for February of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

For the second straight month, home sales dropped as Wisconsin recorded its coldest winter in decades according to an analysis of February housing market activity released by…

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Raul Lozano commented on TOP END Properties's group NationStar Mortgage
"Good for you, I hope I have a successful closing to."
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Sally Rackey commented on TOP END Properties's group NationStar Mortgage
"Hello Raul:  Yes, I had a contract dating back to June 2013.  In spite of the fully executed contract, in February this year, Nationstar required that the property be placed at auction with auction.com and the property was to be…"
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Raul Lozano commented on TOP END Properties's group NationStar Mortgage
"Thank you for your update Debbie, I may list a property and they are the lender, the loan modification was denied two times already the pre-foreclosure is on file with no sale date yet. "
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Debbie Tuttle commented on TOP END Properties's group NationStar Mortgage
"I am on the tail end of completing a short sale with NATIONSTAR. Yes, they required us to list it on Auction.com, hold an Open house with Auction.com signage and use certain verbiage in our descriptions. We complied I did a 2 hr Open House and it…"
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Rob E. Kirchner replied to Mike Linkenauger's discussion Short Sale Domain Names for Sale - MUST SEE!
"thanks Mike, But what is your opinion of using "shortsell.com"  vs "shortsale.com"?  In my area someone else has "shortsale.com"   -Rob"
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Raul Lozano commented on TOP END Properties's group NationStar Mortgage
"Hi Sally is this true about Nationstar using Auction.com? Please responde. Thank you."
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Ben Benita replied to Mike Linkenauger's discussion Are Your Sellers Getting Short Sale Cash Back Incentives?
"Every HUD you send in should have AT LEAST $3000 in Seller relo. money requested. If the loan is a portfolio, many banks will literally pay 10 TIMES that amount in relo. money!!! "
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Mike Linkenauger replied to Mike Linkenauger's discussion Short Sale Domain Names for Sale - MUST SEE!
"Yes. It helps your website show up higher on the search engines some if the domain has keywords in it, and they are also great for marketing/branding. You can easily tell people, just go to my site, DetroitShortSales.com. Easy to remember and more…"
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Rob E. Kirchner replied to Mike Linkenauger's discussion Short Sale Domain Names for Sale - MUST SEE!
"Mike, is there any value in having a website with the term "short sell" in it?  such as: NewYorkShortSell.com?  These domains are prevelant. "
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Rob E. Kirchner replied to Mike Linkenauger's discussion Are Your Sellers Getting Short Sale Cash Back Incentives?
"Hi gang, I have a short sale listing with a chase 1st and BofA 2nd.  Is Chase still giving seller incentives and will they do it even though there's a 2nd loan.  Also, how is the incentive calculated?  I.e., what should I ask for…"
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