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Miami Realtor Presents: What Is A Short Sale Package? - 11/30/09 06:08 AM
A SHORT SALE Package Consists Of The Following... A. DOCUMENTATION NEEDED FROM SELLER1. Authorization to Release Information/Negotiate Short Sales2. Seller’s Financial Statement3. Seller’s Hardship Letter explaining reasons for delinquency4. Copy of all mortgage information relating to the property5. Copy of seller’s last two-month's pay stubs6. Copy of seller’s last two months bank statements covering all accounts7. Copy of seller’s last two year’s tax returns with schedules and W2 forms8. Proof of seller’s hardship (divorce decree, layoff letter, unemployment request, medical bills, etc.). B. DOCUMENTATION FROM REALTOR:1. Copy of contract to purchase2. Preapproval letter for buyer3. Escrow letter (if any)4. Copy of (1 comments)
Casas Reposeidas En Miami: Un Buen Momento Para Comprar - 11/24/09 09:33 AM
Un Buen Momento Para Comprar Casas Reposeidas En Miami. La crisis hipotecaria actual ha hecho que las personas que poseen buenos ahorros de dinero eviten invertirlo en la compra de propiedades debido a la incertidumbre actual del mercado. En el mes de Febrero el volumen de ventas de casas subió más de un 5% sobre el mes de Enero. Este es el aumento más grande que se ha visto en los últimos 6 años. Los Realtors en Miami están viendo un nuevo movimiento de compra y venta. Debido a los precios tan bajos que existen generados por la crisis económica hay (0 comments)
Bank of America Short Sale in 3 Weeks? - 11/23/09 04:38 PM
Bank of America and REO Trans...it may work!! We've all heard of Bank of America inking a deal with REO Trans to better handle their Short Sale files. Well I just received a telephone call from Bank of America asking me if I was registered with REO Trans and asked me about a specific file that they've been working on since April. All she wanted to make sure was that I was registered, had the correct date of the original offer and the correct selling price. When Am I Finally Going To Get An Answer I Asked.... This courteous representative stated (20 comments)
Short Sale vs. Foreclosure ~ How Is My Credit Affected? - 11/23/09 06:05 AM
Homeowners facing foreclosure have a number of options, one of which is doing a short sale. Some people, depending on their situation, may allow a property to go into foreclosure instead of attempting a short sale. One reason is they don't have any expectations of saving the property so walking away is an easy solution. By accepting a short sale, the lender can avoid a lengthy and costly foreclosure, and the owner is able to pay off the loan for less than what he owes. The primary consideration above all is the affect both can have on your credit score. The (1 comments)
Miami Realtor Presents: 10 Tips For First Time Home Buyers - 11/23/09 06:04 AM
10 Tips For First Time Homebuyers 1. Be picky, but don’t be unrealistic. There is no perfect home. 2. Do your homework before you start looking. Decide specifically what features you want in a home and which are most important to you. 3. Get your finances in order. Review your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your downpayment and your closing costs. 4. Don’t wait to get a loan. Talk to a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage before you start looking. 5. Don’t ask too many people for opinions. It will drive you crazy. (1 comments)
Venta Corta: ¿Como Funciona Una Venta Corta? - 11/23/09 06:02 AM
¿Que Es Venta Corta ? Ahora está de moda la venta corta (short sale) para comprar propiedades. Y todo aquel que está activo en el mercado o que considera entrar a él, lo primero que piensa es en comprar a través de ese sistema; pero… ¿cómo funciona una venta de este tipo? ¿Cómo Funciona Una Venta Corta ? Una transacción a través de una short sale no es otra cosa que el resultado de una venta realizada con la autorización de la institución financiera que detenta la hipoteca, a un precio menor que el monto necesario para liquidar la hipoteca existente (2 comments)
Miami Realtor Presents: 3 Steps To Purchasing A Foreclosure In Miami - 11/16/09 06:11 AM
3 Steps To Purchasing A Foreclosure In Miami With hundreds of properties to choose from, searching for the best home can be a tall order, so here are three basic steps that will help you pinpoint the best home for you. The Best Home Isn’t Always The Prettiest Home A nicely remodelled home that is now a Miami Foreclosed Home may seem to be a great choice. Some of the homes that are currently on the market were remodelled during the boom years without building permits. Many homes that have efficiency or a converted garage may be facing possible code violations (3 comments)
Miami Realtor: Easy Tips To Buying Miami Foreclosures - 11/16/09 05:20 AM
Easy tips to buying Miami Foreclosures In this economy, people always want to get the most value for their dollar and houses are no exception. That is why Miami Foreclosures make a perfect option for frugal home buyers. With prices below $300,000, Miami Foreclosures allow families and individuals to get their dream homes at a fraction of its original price. But more than just shelling out money, buying foreclosures requires careful planning to ensure that you get the best deal for your money. Here’s how. Plan your dream home ahead It all begins with knowing what you want. List down all (0 comments)
Short Sale Realtor Presents: Huge 4/2 at Silver Palms - 11/16/09 05:12 AM
Miami Realtor Sergio Rebollo Jr. presents this gorgeous townhouse at 11301 SW 238 Street, Miami, FL. Sergio Rebollo Jr. Licensed Miami Realtor Short Sale Specialist Exit Prime Realty www.SergioRebollo.com 305-582-4062 (1 comments)
Buying a Foreclosure in Miami: Who is Going To Help You Formulate The Offer? - 11/16/09 05:11 AM
Miami Realtor Sergio Rebollo Jr. ~ Buying A Foreclosure In Miami ~ You Need A Good Realtor To Guide You Recently a buyer told me "I know anyone can write up an offer but I like you. I would like you to help me make the offer when I find the house that I want."Although I may have been flattered, her reasoning for allowing me to represent her in her possible purchase was for the wrong reason. Your Realtor should help you buy Miami Foreclosures not because he's likable. Your Miami Realtor should:~Be knowledgeable in how to write up a purchase (0 comments)
Short Sale Realtor Presents: Vacant Land Zoned for Duplex - 11/16/09 05:10 AM
Miami Short Sale Realtor Sergio Rebollo Jr. presents Zoned Duplex Lot With Approved Plans at 1141 SW 9 Street, Miami. List Price: $150,000. Sergio Rebollo Jr. Licensed Miami Realtor Exit Prime Realty www.SergioRebollo.com 305-582-4062 (0 comments)
Miami Realtor: Tips To Buying Miami Foreclosures - 11/16/09 05:10 AM
Tips to buying Miami Foreclosures In this economy, people always want to get the most value for their dollar and houses are no exception. That is why Miami Foreclosures make a perfect option for frugal home buyers. With prices below $300,000, Miami Foreclosures allow families and individuals to get their dream homes at a fraction of its original price. But more than just shelling out money, buying foreclosures requires careful planning to ensure that you get the best deal for your money. Here’s how. Plan your dream home ahead It all begins with knowing what you want. List down all your (0 comments)
Luxury Foreclosures in Miami Present Opportunities For The Astute Buyer - 11/16/09 05:09 AM
Miami Real Estate News: Foreclosures in the Luxury Market If You Think Miami Luxury Homes Are Untouchable, Think Again. Everywhere we look, more and more homes are Bank Foreclosures that have been foreclosed because the owners failed to pay the mortgage. Unfortunately, even wealthy property owners can run into financial challenges that cause their homes to be lost in a foreclosure sale. Miami Real Estate Provides More Luxury Dream Homes For Sale. Across the country, the number of Luxury Foreclosures is ballooning. Soon-to-be Luxury Bank Owned Properties worth $1-plus million climbed 53% from January and August last year. While in the (0 comments)
Short Sale Realtor Presents: 1/1 Condo at Skyline at Brickell - 11/16/09 05:07 AM
Miami Realtor Sergio Rebollo Jr. presents 1/1 Condo at 2101 Brickell Avenue, Unit 2305. Enviable Bay, City and OCEAN VIEWS from this 1 bedroom 1 bath condo unit located in a resort style waterfront location!! Located in the heart of Miami!! This 23rd floor unit provides unobstructed views for miles on out throughout the gorgeous Brickell, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne areas. This unit features a large private terrace with glass railings, upscale kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops and large walk-in closets. Building amenities include 24 hour valet and security, boating dock, swimming pool and spa, sauna, kiddie play area, tennis court, (0 comments)
Miami Realtor: Will Downtown Miami Ever Recover? - 11/09/09 07:16 PM
Miami Short Sale Realtor Presents: Downtown Miami Condo Glut Creates Buying Opportunities In Downtown Miami, more and more condominiums are facing trouble as the number of units constructed ballooned during the last couple of years. It used to be that demand kept up with supply, with Miami Realtors selling everything that came on to the market. At the current moment there are over 1,200 units in the Downtown Miami are on the market and only 220 units sold during the first 6 months of 2009. Why so many unsold properties?Several factors contributed to this unfortunate situation. The Real Estate boom encouraged (0 comments)
Miami Realtor: FHA 203 (k) No Need To Shy Away From Those Foreclosures In Disrepair. - 11/09/09 07:14 PM
Miami ForeclosuresCan't find a forelosure in Miami that is in move in condition?A lot of the foreclosures that you find in Miami need some fixing up. These homes that need repairs do not meet the requirements of a conventional loan, hence the “cash offer only” designation.The FHA comes to the Rescue!!Well the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) section 203(k) program is here to help. The 203(k) program provides the funds necessary to fix the house prior to your moving in. The beauty about this program is that you roll both the mortgage and the rehab construction loan into just one mortgage loan (0 comments)
Miami Realtor: How To Make An Offer On Foreclosures In Miami - 11/09/09 07:13 PM
Lots Of Offers But Nothing Gets Accepted? If you are trying to buy a foreclosure in the Miami area and can't seem to get one of your offers accepted, it's not the investors (sometimes referred to as vultures) that are keeping you from getting your offer accepted. How Are You Formulating Your Offers? Are you using an experienced Realtor? Or do you deduct 15% or 20% from the asking price and submit that as your offer? Just because banks must be eager to get rid of the property it doesn't mean that they themselves have not done their homework on the (0 comments)
Are Real Estate Prices In The Miami Area Bottoming Out? - 11/09/09 07:10 PM
Miami Real Estate Prices Appear To Have Leveled Off Lesser Foreclosures are up for sale in Miami, and there is speculation that lenders may be behind this to deliberately stabilize home prices. With lesser Bank Owned Properties up for sale in the market today, Miami home prices seem to be bottoming out in the past months. Many believe that lenders may be holding back Miami Foreclosures to help avoid further decline of home prices.We’ve seen many Foreclosure sales canceled before the Sale Date as banks scramble to try to help homeowners modify the loan, nevertheless, Foreclosure filings continue to rise. The (1 comments)
Miami Foreclosures: Buying Foreclosures Requires Caution and Due Diligence - 11/09/09 07:08 PM
Have You Considered Purchasing Foreclosure Properties in Miami? There are plenty of choices when it comes to single family homes, condos or townhouses. What is the best type of property to invest in? Do you want to move into a new home or an existing home? How challenging is it to buy a fixer-upper? Any code violations that currently exist and how does one deal with such violations? Pair Up With a Knowledgeable Realtor is Key!!! Purchasing a Miami Foreclosure can be a remarkable experience for buyers. It does take require though, a lot of research, work, negotiation and determination. You (0 comments)
Miami Realtor: Miami Luxury Sales Finally Pick Up - 11/09/09 07:07 PM
The Worst May Be Over The worst may have passed as Miami Realtors finally see uptrend in luxury home sales, with foreign cash pouring in for luxury home bargains. After a long sales drought, Realtors are seeing hope as slowly more customers show interest in buying Luxury Homes and Foreclosed Luxury Homes, according to a Miami Herald Report. Buyers Are Returning Ever since the economy took a dive last year, open houses of Luxury Homes were completely snubbed and sales came to almost a halt. In fact, despite aggressive sales efforts, only a handful of Luxury Homes were sold in Florida (2 comments)
Miami Short Sale Realtor: I've Been Served With A Lis Pendins. Can I Still Short Sale My Home? - 11/09/09 07:06 PM
If you are in a Pre-Foreclosure stage, a Short Sale Realtor can help you determine if there is enough time to do a Short Sale.Below you will find several key stages to be familiar with. You can also track your foreclosure process on the internet.TO LEARN HOW TO TRACK YOUR CASE "CLICK HERE"DefaultFailure to make the mortgage payment within a specified period of time. For first mortgages, if a payment has still not been made within 30 days of the due date, the loan is considered to be in default.Lis PendensA notice that literally means a lawsuit pending that is usually (2 comments)
Realtor En Miami Ofrece Ayuda Gratis Con Su Venta Corta - 11/09/09 07:05 PM
¿Que Es Venta Corta ? Ahora está de moda la venta corta (short sale) para comprar propiedades. Y todo aquel que está activo en el mercado o que considera entrar a él, lo primero que piensa es en comprar a través de ese sistema; pero… ¿cómo funciona una venta de este tipo? ¿Cómo Funciona Una Venta Corta ? Una transacción a través de una short sale no es otra cosa que el resultado de una venta realizada con la autorización de la institución financiera que detenta la hipoteca, a un precio menor que el monto necesario para liquidar la hipoteca existente (0 comments)
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