January 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Yes....FHA PFS Short Sale....You're STILL my favorite!!!

In the oftentimes chaotic world of short sales, the road from initial list to closing is filled with rough terrain, speedbumps, wrong turns, u-turns, no turns, stop signs, and many detours. Nary a day I fail to hear the laments of yet another agent succumbing to the trials and toils of short sales. In fact, in my 7 years of selling everything from normal market re-sales to REO and short sales, I've dealt with many different (and often frustrating) short sale transactions. In fact, I've had…

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Added by Vanessa Calhoun on January 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments

Wisconsin Short Sales

If you are a Realtor and you do not want to service Short Sales in Wisconsin, I can help. I am a CDPE and have closed several Short Sale Transactions. How I can help you is by helping your Clients. If you do not want to Facilitate the Short sale, I will.…

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Added by Amber Castonguay on January 30, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Controlled Market

We cannot remove politics from our real estate market. Politics is playing a major role in both interest rates and inventory, both the states and federal government over reacted with laws and regulations to stem what regulators seen as predatory foreclosures. The feds and almost every state passed restrictive laws (Nevada AB 284) making it next to impossible for banks, lenders, and servicers to file NOD’s restricting their ability to foreclose.  In Nevada particularly after AB 284 passed in…

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Added by John Edmunds on January 28, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Short Sale Real Estate Agents in Madison, WI

Short Sale Real Estate Agents in Madison, WI




Are you looking for a Madison Wisconsin Short Sale Realtor® or real estate agent? Rock Realty is a real estate brokerage that specializes in Short Sales and Bank…
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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on January 25, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Short Sale Home with 4 Car Garage now $99,000!

This 4 Car Garage Stoughton, WI short sale home is now listed at $99,000!

Click for MLS listing.

4 Car Garage Home

Property Highlights

  • 4 Car Garage!
  • Great for a mechanic or woodworker!
  • Large Front Yard
  • Private Backyard
  • Paver Block Patio
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Exposed…
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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on January 25, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Negotiator's Fee

I closed a transaction this month with GMAC and I have to pay 1% negotiator's fee to a third party (defaultservicingllc.com) a negotiator hired by GMAC. I have two choices or pay or the transaction will not close because they have the power to do it. If I didn't offer the buyer's broker 2.5% on the mls I will keep only 2% of the transaction. The negotiation that this company does, it is terrible and the customer service "worst". I did another transaction that the same company was doing the…

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Added by STELLA BONIN on January 25, 2013 at 1:23am — 1 Comment

Why let the banks foreclose on your Temecula home?

Temecula foreclosure – Why let the banks foreclose on your Temecula home?

You have options to foreclosure take control and call a short sale specialist. Certified Temecula Short Sale Expert

If you do nothing you are giving full control to your lender / banks  and they will call the shots. With a short sale Agent  you take control of the short sale process and will be aware of what is happening, and in many cases be offered a money incentive to cooperate in the…

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Added by Sidney Kutchuk on January 24, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Important Details Regarding the Extended Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act

Important  Details Regarding the Extended Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act

Here are 10 facts the IRS wants you to know about Mortgage Debt Forgiveness.

1.  Normally, debt forgiveness results in taxable income. However, under the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, you may be able to exclude up to $2 million of debt forgiven on your principal residence.

2.  The limit is $1 million for a married person filing a separate return.

3.  You may exclude debt…

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Added by Teresa Dietrich on January 19, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Homeward Residential Sends approval and Hires it's own company (Power Reo) to Assist in the sale taking almost 40% of the sales agents commission in the process.

I just received a letter approving a short sale with Homeward Residential.  The approval states that they are also hiring there own real estate company to assist in the transaction at a cost of over 40% of my commission.  I looked to see if they had a real estate licence in my state.  Nothing.  Is this legal?  What would your response be?  Thanks

Added by steven vanderlaan on January 18, 2013 at 2:15pm — 30 Comments

Changes to the Bank of America Cooperative Short Sale Program Announced Today!

Another major reason to get your home listed immediately by an experienced Short Sale Agent if you know a foreclosure date is set for your home…just applying for the Co-Op program through BofA no longer stops a foreclosure date. Only an accepted offer, along with a full executed short sale package, can stop the clock! Here’s what Bank of America released to their preferred Short S…

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Added by Jenna Davis on January 18, 2013 at 12:52am — 8 Comments

BofA says foreclosures to continue during ss process

I just receive notice from BofA that starting 1/15 they will not be postponing foreclosures during the short sale process.

This means that after 1/15 if a seller is in negotiations with bank for a short sale and it is not completed prior to the auction date, they can sell it out from under the seller.

I thought that we resolved this issue with senate bill 306 here in California.....

Is there anyone else that has received this notice?

Added by Judi Fiolle on January 17, 2013 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Fannie Mae National Real Estate Price Fixing is Here

     If you are a Realtor or short sale negotiator who has done a short sale with Fannie Mae as the investor during the last few months, this blog post will likely raise a question or two.  For Fannie Mae Real Estate Price Fixing everyone else, it will definitely also raise an eyebrow or two. Government conspiracy…

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Added by Mike Linkenauger on January 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — 60 Comments

FHA Changes Scheduled for Jan 31st Could Make It Harder to Get a Loan if Your Credit Score is Between 580 and 620!

In an effort to make up for a large budget shortfall, the Federal Housing Administration announced it will publish new standards for certain home owners and replace a popular reverse-mortgage program on Jan. 31, 2013. As among the changes, borrowers with credit scores between 580 and 620 will face stricter…

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Added by Jenna Davis on January 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Need HELP with Seterus Short Sale

Here is my question. I submitted a complete short sale pkg on this short sale on 12/4/2012. Seterus did not call for a valuation until 1/4/2012 and the appraiser came out to property on 1/5/2012. They now tell me that it will be another 10 days before they get the valuation so that we can begin our negotiations and I can get the approval from them.

I understood that in California, lenders had 21 days now to give an answer on the short sale?? I was told by the negotiator that 21 days…

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Added by Judi Fiolle on January 14, 2013 at 6:39pm — 17 Comments

Bandon Brittingham Mastermind Agent Webinar Interview

Header Image 600X167.png As a member of The Short Sale Specialist Network, we would like to invite you to join this upcoming short sale mastermind agent webinar on Wednesday, Jan 30th at 1:45 PM Eastern.…

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Added by Mike Linkenauger on January 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Brenda Rogers Mastermind Agent Webinar Interview



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As a member of The Short Sale Specialist Network, we would like to invite you to join this upcoming short sale mastermind agent webinar on Wednesday, Jan 16th at 1:45…
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Added by Mike Linkenauger on January 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Wendy Rulnick & Bryant Tutas Mastermind Agent Webinar Interview



Header Image 600X167.png As a member of The Short Sale Specialist Network, we would like to invite you to join this upcoming short sale mastermind agent webinar on Wednesday, Jan 23rd at 1:45…
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Added by Mike Linkenauger on January 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

California shortsales pay you up to $45,000 to move! Debt forgiven,you pay zero! SEE THE NEW RULES, MAKING IT EZ!

 
 
  • NEW CALIFORNIA RULES ON SHORT SALES MAKE IT EZ AND QUICK ON APPROVALS!  

 

Now it is simple to qualify! You can now get approved on what is called an IMMINENT…

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Added by Sheyenne Schultz on January 12, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

90+ Days Late on Your Mortgage? You've Most Likely Received an "Acceleration" Letter Like This One - Chesterfield, MO

A lot of struggling homeowners in Missouri are worrying each day about what might happen next once they've been late on…

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Added by Jenna Davis on January 12, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Typical initial ShortSale acceptance letter from lenders / Chase?

How many days do the typical lender , especially Chase, give you to accept , reject or counter offer lender's initial counter offer to your offer?  Howe many points/ items  of terms and conditions does the lender, especially Chase have in their written counter offer?

Added by Ned on January 11, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

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