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In selling so many Sacramento homes that perhaps had add-on that were not built to code, BUT THAT WERE AS GOOD AS IF THEY HAD BEEN, the post caught my attention, and I wanted to share it with my readers.
Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): That was the question my clients asked me when I pointed out the dangers to small children inherent at their home inspection. This patio sold the house! It is beautiful. Now don't get me wrong! I grew up in the 50's and 60's. We ate asbestos and lead, rolled in radon (1 comments)
Sacramento, Carmichael Home Owners, Is a Loan Modification For You? - 06/21/10 12:39 PM
Mortgage Loan Modification Re-Defaults Expected To Be 60-75%!Submitted by Tim Harris on June 18, 2010 Are loan mods the solution….well, no.Not if you consider the fact that its widely believed that up to 75% of all loan mods will re-default.Agents who are speaking with potential short sale sellers, what is one of the top reasons sellers give for not listing their home?“We want to try a loan modification”Share this article with your howeowners. Let them know that statistically very few mortgage loan modifications actually work beyond the initial period.What homeowners don’t understand is that they will often be required to forfeit (0 comments)
As I have been telling Sacramento folks considering a short sale...there IS HOPE! OF COURSE you can buy another home....try THAT though, with a foreclosure or "strategic default."Great post from a fellow real estate professional.
Via Markita Aldridge-Woods: "Your Woodbridge FHA/VA Lender" (WestStar Mortgage): Can I buy a home immediately after a short sale? The answer is yes. The other day I received a call with this exact question from a Woodbridge, VA short seller. I answered, "Yes you can with FHA, if you meet the following qualifications": Home short sold cannot be a FHA loan Must have been current (2 comments)
Fabulous Forties Open House - 06/11/10 12:51 PM
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This is an important thing to know. While it all IS very confusing, I will stick to my guns and say this: a Short Sale is ALWAYS better than a Foreclosure. And, with Gvt. loans now incorporating the HAFA program, many sellers may get that $3,000 (doesn't apply to investment properties). Read this and let me know if you have any questions.
Via Judy Chapman, REALTOR® ~ Luxury Home & Short Sale Specialist (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate): Fannie Mae came out with new underwriting guidelines for borrowers who have a history of pre-foreclosure, deed-in-lieu foreclosure, and short sales. (2 comments)
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