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2011 

IL – Some agents hate short sales. Why? Because they don't understand them. So, don't believe them when they tell you that short sales are impossible. I will explain what causes their problems in today's post. There are two things you must understand if you are doing short sales. They are BPOs a...
02/28/2011
IL – It always amazes me when I hear the stories of agents who talk about horrible short sales are. "Don't waste your time on a short sale", they tell homeowners. "They are a waste of time. The lenders won't approve them and the process is horrible. The last short sale I worked on took 9 months"...
02/25/2011
IL – According to the Philadelphia Inquirer [1], Patrick Rodgers of West Philadelphia was able to "file a foreclosure action against Wells Fargo. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. I bet there are a lot of homeowners facing foreclosure ...
02/24/2011
IL – According to the Wall Street Journal [1], the average homeowner with a home in foreclosure hasn't made a payment in 492 days. What's even crazier is that those homes are still in the foreclosure process. That means that a homeowner can live rent free for even longer than 492 days. How long ...
02/23/2011
IL – Many homeowners bought their home at the peak of the market. In the hardest hit areas, they paid $500,000 for homes that are not selling for $250,000 (or even less.) Their home is costing them $4,000 a month. (That is the total after paying property taxes and insurance.) Renters have moved ...
02/21/2011
IL - If you are a homeowner, then the housing crisis has decimated the equity in your home. Many families have watched years of hard work spent building their equity go down the drain. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. But, there is on...
02/20/2011
IL – Short Sales can be tough. Many buyers don't understand the process and think that since it is a buyer's market, then they set the rules. That's not the case. You, the seller set the rules. After all, you still own the property. But, more importantly, you must set the rules for offers. If yo...
02/20/2011
IL – Some buyers think that since it is a buyer's market, then they can make any crazy demand of a seller. And they can't understand when the seller isn't excited by their lowball offer. Here is an example of a recent story where this happened. A buyer makes an offer on a short sale. Discover ho...
02/17/2011
IL – If you have been reading about short sales, then you have probably heard the term "BPO" and wondered what it meant. BPO stands for Broker's Price Opinion. A Broker's Price Opinion is when a licensed real estate agent gives their opinion of the value of a property. That value is what the len...
02/16/2011
IL – You might have heard of Dave Ramsey. He has a popular radio program where he talks explains the benefits of getting out of debt. Dave is a zealot for the debt free life. "You don't need to see the inside of a restaurant unless you are working there", he will tell people in financial trouble...
02/15/2011
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