Beautiful 3 bdrm/ 2 bth family home with rocking chair from porch originally sold on July 19, 2010 for $109,829.00. Our short sale approval timeline is as follows:
June 9, 2010 - Submitted short sale paperwork to lender along with offer and preliminary HUD-1
July 15, 2010 - BPO assigned to area agent.
July 22, 2010 - BPO received by lender.
July 23, 2010 - File assigned to…
The restoration of the single-family rural housing program that would guarantee home loans for rural buyers was passed by the Senate today and is on its way to President Obama.
The National Association of REALTORS® has vigorously lobbied to restore funding for the rural program since last March, and hailed this development as a great victory for rural home buyers.
“This is going to be a great lift for thousands of rural home buyers who need to close on their…Continue
Added by Kenneth Bargers on July 29, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments
For years, the term “short sale” has been the antithesis of the real estate market….from holding your breath for seemingly an eternity waiting for a loss negotiator to let you know whether or not you’ve reached their “golden figure” to wondering whether or not the listing agent is acting as an automatic offer vessel funneling as many offers to the lender as humanly possible. Let’s face it, for…Continue
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ForbesWoman calculated the best cities for working females raising children. To pick the 10 best, it factored in crime rates, quality of the schools, availability of good healthcare, employment opportunities with high earning potential, and a budget-friendly cost of living.
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Added by Kenneth Bargers on July 27, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments
As I join this network I was excited to see so many of us agents that are dedicated to this highly specialized field. In my 5 years as a local agent in Las Vegas I dedicated my career in Short sales. I have truly come in to my own.Back then in 2005, not many agents in real estate even knew what a Short Sale was. Every one was busy following the general market. As we got into 2007 and the market was was in the starting fazes of a down turn I…Continue
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MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose pushing mortgage interest rates lower. Higher than expected weekly jobless claims and continued claims helped mortgage interest rates remain very favorable. Higher than expected existing home sales and leading economic indicators data prevented rates from improving dramatically. Stocks remained volatile, which also resulted in some mortgage interest rate volatility.
Rates fell by about 1/8 of a discount point for the…Continue
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Applications to purchase homes rose 3.4 percent last week compared to the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association weekly survey.…Continue
Would you recommend to a seller to continue to pay the condo fee's while waiting for the short sale to be apprvoed?
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices rose pushing mortgage interest rates lower. Retail sales figures came in lower than expected with a 0.5% decrease. The Treasury auctions were mixed but didn’t result in much volatility. Inflation generally remained in check as the producer price index fell 0.5%, lower than the expected 0.2% decline. Core consumer prices were slightly higher than expected with a 0.2% increase. Weekly jobless claims were not as bad as expected but continued…Continue
Added by Kenneth Bargers on July 19, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
The whole purpose of doing a short sale is to avoid foreclosure. Most of my clients going the Short Sale route, have no money whatsoever, otherwise they would keep their home. The media is encouraging them to short sale their home instead of foreclosure. Only thing is that when they see light at the end of the tunnel when short sale is APPROVED, the bottom fall out because the bank asks the seller for 3k to 10k cash at closing or a promissory note made in payments over a period of time. Then…Continue
American Shingle, LLC Collects Insurance Money for Roof Repairs, but Fails to Begin Promised Work
[July 12, 2010 Nashville, TN] BBB of Middle Tennessee warns consumers about the business practices of American…Continue
Added by Kenneth Bargers on July 15, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments
MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices were near unchanged holding rates unchanged overall for the week. We started in positive territory as rates held low following the extended holiday weekend. Unfortunately some considerable stock strength pressured mortgage bonds lower and rates higher mid week. There wasn’t much data but the weekly jobless claims did come in better than expected which didn’t help rates. Rates initially fell by about 1/8 of a discount point the beginning of…Continue
Added by Kenneth Bargers on July 12, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments
Selling Horse Properties
I have been selling horse properties for many years, and it never ceases to amaze me how grateful my buyers are that I actually know about horses and their needs. I own a couple of terrific horses myself, so I'm truly familiar with what it takes to have a horse on your…Continue
The economy is normalizing with only 1 percent of those in a recent survey saying they were moving because they lost their home to foreclosure, according to Relocation.com, which has been tracking people who move for the last year using a series of surveys.
In February of this year, a survey found 5 percent of respondents saying that was the…Continue
Added by Kenneth Bargers on July 9, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments
In my original blog post, my seller's bank (one of the big 3) foreclosed on the short sale with an approved…Continue
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