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Making Sense Of The Mortgage Crisis-How The FDIC Loss Share Program Is Hurting Homeowners - 09/23/10 06:27 PM
If you want to understand how banks are more worried about shareholders than homeowners, a closer look to Loss Share Agreements will answer your questions. Bob Hertzog is a very well informed lender and shows us the dark corners of the mortgage crisis. Via Bob Hertzog (Summit Home Consultants): Making Sense Of The Mortgage Crisis-How The FDIC Loss Share Program Is Hurting Homeowners In September/2009 I wrote a blog titled "Is The FDIC Killing IndyMac OneWest Bank Short Sales & Loan Modifications?". In February/2010, the folks at TBWS used this blog to create a video that ending up going "viral". If you watch (2 comments)
Some Disagree on The Need to Inspect New Construction - 09/10/10 08:18 PM
My husband and I bought a new home 3 years ago and skipped the inspection because it was "new construction". Even those of us in the business can be duped. Never again! This article is great advice. No matter the age of the home, get an independent inspection! Via John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com): Having been on Active Rain for two years now I’ve both read and written blog posts about the importance of a home inspection, and I’m surprised that some disagree on the need to inspect new construction. A recent blog post by Zeta Cross, a real estate agent in Philadelphia, (6 comments)
What is the True Cost of Home Ownership? - 09/08/10 08:15 PM
This is a great article by Claudette Millette detailing the true costs of home ownership, a decision that should be considered heavily before becoming a home owner for any individual or family. Via Claudette Millette - Metrowest Mass Buyer Broker (The Buyers' Counsel): What is the True Cost of Home Ownership? Most potential homeowners begin their planning with the down payment and monthly mortgage amount in mind. It's an excellent start but anyone who is planning on buying a home needs to be ready to take on the total costs and look beyond the mortgage payment. If you want to effectively determine a home's (0 comments)
Beware the Ambivalent Short Sale Listing Agent - 09/08/10 02:24 PM
Here in the Carson Valley, there are lots of agents trying to list short sales. Some deals go really well, some deals fall apart through no fault of the listing agent (when multiple lenders can't come to agreement), and some agents are ambivalent. We list and sell short sales in Minden, Gardnerville,Carson City, Dayton and beyond. We work our files ourselves. We know the effort it takes to get a short sale done. I have put a buyer in on a deal from time to time in a short sale. I know how it feels when the transaction drags out, and I know how frustrating (2 comments)
A checklist of things a Seller can do before the home inspector arrives - 09/07/10 08:06 PM
This is a fantastic article from Russel Ray, an associate of mine from the San Diego area. The list below gives a Seller a really good idea of what they should be checking before a home inspector shows up, or better yet, do this prior to listing the home! Via Russel Ray, San Diego home inspector (Russel Ray, Property Consultant):
A checklist of things a Seller can dobefore the home inspector arrives Doing as much as possible before the Buyer's property inspection helps ensure that escrow goes more smoothly. Following is my "checklist" of items often found during the course of (0 comments)
Countrywide (now BofA) To Offer Identity Theft Insurance to 17.5 Million Customers - 09/02/10 04:25 PM
This is bad news for Countrywide clients but needs to be disseminated now so that people know since the deadline to file a claim and sign up for credit monitoring is 9/7. Thanks to Bob Hertzog for bringing this to light. Via Bob Hertzog (Summit Home Consultants): Countrywide (now BofA) To Offer Identity Theft Insurance to 17.5 Million Customers In what is being described as the largest case of identity theft in our history, on Monday a Kentucky federal judge agreed to allow both former and current Countrywide customers to receive free credit report monitoring, identity theft insurance, and reimbursement (up to $50,000 (0 comments)
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