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Whoops!!! The Treasury made a Mistake in HAMP Defaults!!! - 08/29/10 09:45 AM
I'm reblogging the below post from a very thoughtful agent who has been doing some research and following the success/failure of the governments HAMP program which was designed to help homeowners who were behind on their mortgage payments due to qualified hardships get some relief via doing a loan modification! Please read this short but information dense post carefully. You might want to read all the comments to the post too to get the full context of the meaning and import! In an effort to FURTHER SPREAD THE WORD, please don't hesitate to reblog either the original post or (2 comments)
Underwater Homeowners: In Texas and Beyond! - Part 2 of 2 - 08/27/10 12:05 PM
Underwater Homeowners: In Texas and Beyond! - Part 2 of 2 Interested parties, this is a continuation of another post I just did. To read that post simply use this link. Otherwise read the following few pithy facts before you (or anyone you care about) decides to just walk away from your home and mortgage because you are having a hard time making your payments AND YOUR BANK ISN'T HELPING YOU! The Homeowner Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) program offers the following HUGE BENEFITS to underwater homeowners: All lienholders are paid off and are required to forgive their right to pursue homeowners for ANY DEFICIENCY/SHORTAGE AMOUNT. The homeowner is given $3,000 as an seller incentive (0 comments)
Underwater Homeowners: In Texas and Beyond! - Part 1 of 2 - 08/27/10 11:39 AM
Underwater Homeowners: In Texas and Beyond! - Part 1 of 2 Interested parties, read the following few pithy facts before you (or anyone you care about) decides to just walk away from your home and mortgage because you are having a hard time making your payments AND YOUR BANK ISN'T HELPING YOU! 1. There are lots of homeowners with underwater mortgages (22%). If you add in those homeowners with less than the typical 8-9% equity needed to not have to write a check at the closing table were they to sell their homes, the 22% figure actually climbs to about 30%. 2. The crushing amount of unemployment (around 10% but (2 comments)
NEWSFLASH! It's Okay To Walk Away: Let's End The "Morality" Double-Standard On Mortgage… - 08/27/10 09:23 AM
NEWSFLASH! It's Okay To Walk Away: Let's End The "Morality" Double-Standard On Mortgage... Whether homeowners should be able to walk away from underwater mortgages with the same impunity as corporations is a hot topic of discussion amongst real estate professionals and the general public. Rather than write yet another long blog post on this topic here, I've chosen to keep is short and sweet by embedding a highly relevant video. Please take 3 or 4 minutes out of you busy day and check this out!
Newbies- Answers To Your Top Active Rain Blogging Questions - 08/27/10 08:50 AM
Reblogging this great blogging tips for newbies from one of the best bloggers anywhere - Katerina Gassett. Whether you are new or an "old hand" at blogging - these three simple tips can help you create professional looking blog posts in no time. Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): Newbies- here are the answers to some of your most asked questions. I have included the links where you can find the tutorials in detail. Question #1- How do you get colored text, different sized fonts on your blog? How To Jazz Up Your (0 comments)
Texas Home Price Alert! The Market Is Good! 1. According to the latest Texas Quarterly Housing Report, the volume of real estate transactions has increased for the third quarter in a row. 2. Moreover, for the period of April - June, 2010, sales of existing single-family homes increased 14% (to 66,079 units) compared to the same quarter of the previous year (2009). 3. Additionally, the median price of homes remained virtually the same at $149,200. 4. The months of inventory of homes in Texas - a statistic that indicates the balance between supply and demand - increased ever so slightly (from 7.3 months in 2009-Q2 to 7.4 months - 2010-Q2). FYI: (2 comments)
Fort Worth Public Service Message: Pet Waste and Our Water Supply - 08/13/10 10:55 PM
Fort Worth Public Service Message: Pet Waste and Our Water Supply Disclaimer/notice: This blog post is done as a public service to all citizens in Tarrant County (Fort Worth, Arlington, Keller, HEB, Saginaw, etc.) and is paraphrased from an insert in my monthly water bill from the City of Fort Worth.
Don't allow pet waste to become a water pollutant.
There are an estimated 60 million dogs in the United States, and those pooches drop 16.4 billion pounds of poop per year!
When it rains, the potential exists for thousands of pounds of waste to wash down the (4 comments)
Area Brief: Chamberlain Arlington Heights is just off the bricks of Camp Bowie on the west side Fort Worth and is just minutes from downtown. The convenient location also means Chamberlain Arlington Heights is close to dining, shopping, the Cultural District Museums, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas Christian University (TCU), and major highways (I-30 and I-35). Warning - All Real Estate Is Local: As a buyer or seller in the Chamberlain Arlington Heights residential real estate market, it's important to be aware (4 comments)
Area Brief: Westcliff Subdivision is on the west side Fort Worth and is just minutes from downtown. The convenient location also means Westcliff is close to dining, shopping, Texas Christian University (TCU), the Cultural District Museums, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and major highways (I-30 and I-35). Warning - All Real Estate Is Local: As a buyer or seller in the Westcliff residential real estate market, it's important to be aware of current market conditions and recent trends in order to make the most (4 comments)
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