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Short Sale to Avoid Home Foreclosure - Best Way to Stop Foreclosures?by Individuals that find themselves in such drastic financial circumstances often honestly believe that foreclosure proceedings may be inevitable and simply impossible to avoid, but it is important to real...
Don't foreclose! Do a short saleBy Les Christie This Virginia home was sold in a short sale. A new government program will make these transactions more common.   NEW YORK ( -- Short sales are the hottest thing going in the distressed-property market, and the trend is expected to get ...
Is a Short Sale Right for You?Sometimes the best strategy is to sell at whatever price you can getBy Marc Roth Home prices have dropped as much as 50% in some parts of the country, and many readers in those areas keep asking what they can do to stop the bleeding? In my last article, I described v...
When Not to Pay Down a MortgageBy RON LIEBERThis week, the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its intention to stop buying mortgage-backed securities, signaling the likelihood that the mortgage rates you can get today are as good as they're going to be for a long while. Once the Fed stops buying, after a...
Treasury hopes new rules send short sales to the rescue of underwater mortgagesBy Tracey L. LongoWith new Treasury Department rules designed to expedite short sales set to take effect April 5, relief can't come soon enough for some area buyers, sellers and real estate agents who have waded throug...
Should you choose a Short Sale over a Foreclosure?         Short Sale BenefitsHere are a few benefits for doing a short sale that may not have occurred to you: You are in control of the sale, not the bank. You may sleep better at night knowing who is buying your home. You will spare yourself the ...
Sometimes losing a home is just the beginning of the painBy Harvey S. Jacobs As if losing one's home in a foreclosure or short sale were not already sufficiently traumatic, many former homeowners are learning that the day they turn in their keys may be only the start of an even more prolonged hou...
Nab a real estate deal - while you still canBy Beth BravermanIf you've been holding off on a real estate purchase, glimmers of a turnaround in the housing market may have you wondering if it's finally time to make your move.While home prices remain low, they're no longer free-falling in most mark...
Should you rent your underwater property?by Brian Turner Did you know that nearly 25% of all mortgages are underwater? Underwater mortgages are mortgage arrangements that effectively leave the owner with more debt on the property than the current market value. The condition tends to arise when a ...
  I always coach buyers that before they make the decision to work with any real estate agent, interview a few agents before moving forward to make one of the biggest financial decisions in their lifetime.  I hear often times that prospective buyers give their friends a shot or the first agent t...

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