short sale flips: Short sale double closings - good or bad? - 08/27/10 08:55 AM
So here is the deal. Seller "A" signs up a contract to sell their short sale home to investor "B". Then investor B negotiates with seller A's bank to do a short sale for a low price.  In the meantime during all the weeks and months of negotiating with the short sale lender, investor B finds a buyer "C" to pay a higher amount.  Then when it comes time to close, seller A sells the house to investor B for $X and B immediately re-sells the house (either same day or a few days later) to buyer C for $X+++ .  The spread in values is B's profit.  I have heard some … (1 comments)

short sale flips: Short sale double closings update - 03/06/10 01:06 AM
Our Florida Realtors' magazine in March wrote an interesting article about short sale double closing transactions.  Check out the article here: Short Sales - Flips that may Flop.
The article is written from the Realtor's point of view and not from an investor's as I did in my blog series last Fall on Short Sales and Double Closings - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The article points out that these deals can have many many extra bumps in the road compared to a normal deal. 
Many retail mortgages require the seller to have been in title for a minimum 90 days and up to … (6 comments)

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