With many Americans still facing the very real threat of foreclosure, many are looking for ways to avoid it. One option, and a topic that has garnered a lot of industry interest, is a real estate short sale. Short Sales have become an increasingly popular, and common foreclosure avoidance tactic for homeowners but what are […]
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Short Sales: Who Qualifies?
A short sale in real estate occurs when the outstanding obligations (including all loans, lines of credit, etc.) against a property are greater than what the property can be sold for. Short sales are a way for homeowners to avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure proceeding by convincing the bank to accept a discounted payoff, meaning the […]
How a Short Sale is Handled During an Active Bankruptcy
We’re often asked the question, “Can I pursue a short sale during my bankruptcy”. Lenders can review a short sale offer while the loan is in active bankruptcy. However, to complete a short sale and issue an approval letter, the bankruptcy documents must be filed and approved by the court. Any final agreement will require bankruptcy […]
Bank of America Short Sale
Bank of America Short Sales Bank of America was the first to introduce a new automated system called Equator that it is currently using to process all of it’s short sales of conventional loans (that is all of it’s non-FHA and VA loans) as well as former Countrywide loans which it acquired when it purchased the company. Equator […]
Mortgage, Note, Deed… What’s the Difference?
Let’s first define our terms. A mortgage is a financing arrangement in which the person buying a home or parcel of land (or one who already owns property) receives a loan, and the property is pledged as collateral to guarantee repayment of the loan. A mortgage consists of two documents: a note and the mortgage itself. The […]
Fifth Third Short Sale
Fifth Third Short Sales – Getting Started The first step to initiating a short sale with Fifth Third is to list the home with a Realtor who specializes in short sales and has significant experience with this lender. Your agent will be critical to the success of your transaction and while many agents have begun […]