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You Won't Believe What I Found in an REO House Yesterday! - 04/23/09 10:56 AM
I love real estate... without it I couldn't come up with all of these crazy stories that I like to share with you! (nope...it's all real! I couldn't make it up!) Yesterday my husband Tim & I went out and previewed 16 houses for the Blue Jeans Rehab Bus Trip that starts Friday evening, and in the garage of one of the Bank Owned/REO properties, we stepped into the garage and here was a stripped our car! (that's me giving the listing agent the VIN number so she could call the police) This car was completely stripped out: steering column (7 comments)
Secret Internal Title Company Memo About Short Sales...Leaked to You! - 04/21/09 08:15 PM
One of my friends at a title company forwarded this to me this week. It's an internal memo from their title underwriter about (more!) pitfalls of shortsales and what title companies are being warned about in short sales. Just wanted you to know! RE: Short Sales Dear Associates: Approvals and/or instructions given by a lender for a "short sale" may include unacceptable instructions that make the transaction uninsurable. The following are examples of unacceptable conditions: ° "There are to be no transfers of property within 30 days of the closing of this transaction. Escrow instructions must contain a clause (7 comments)
Orlando Event: Blue Jeans Rehab Bus Tour...Educational Training for Realtors & Investors - 04/19/09 09:00 PM
here's a few questions I want to ask you: Have you shown a client a property that needed work and they asked you "how much do you think this would cost to fix/replace? Or even worse, had a client walk away from a perfectly good house because they thought the work was going to be very expensive? Are you working with listing short sales and would like to be better able to justify low prices to your seller and their lender based on the dollar amount of repairs needed? Do you want to list REO properties but you're afraid the lender (5 comments)
What's the *#&@%$ Problem with BPO's? - 04/14/09 10:07 AM
What's the *#&@%$ Problem with BPO's? Seriously? Sometimes I wonder if the people doing BPO's even know how to work the MLS!!! (well, a lot of them don't, but we'll talk about that in a second!)
Let's start by going over why the BPO is so critical in your short sale deal, and I don't care whether you represent the Buyer or the Seller, this is good info to know. The 2 agents in these deals really should work together to get these short sale deals closed because we all know it is the best option for our market, our (16 comments)
Question about leaving owner in the house after foreclosure...Bad Idea? - 04/04/09 06:45 AM
I got this question emailed to me yesterday from one of my readers and I thought it would be a good one to share! Question? Andy: I was recently at a short sale seminar, I believe the one you had and one of the attorney's mentioned: "never let the seller stay in the property after the closing"... Do you recall or know what I am referrencing? Something to do with the "seller retains an interest"? Any light you could shed ... would be appreciated! Thanks! Bev Cibulsky Exit Realty Associates Sure Bev! The new foreclosure rescue law that went into effect (9 comments)
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