James Lockard - Bergen County Real Estate Blog

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Bergen County NJ – Many home buyers think that the short sale lender is in charge during a short sale. Nothing could be further from the truth. The short sale lender can only veto short sale offers. They can’t put the property up for sale or decide who to sell it to. Only the home owner can do t...
Bergen County NJ – A home owner thinking of a short sale recently asked us why they should short sale versus just walking away and letting their lender foreclose on the home. We gave them the normal answer: “It’s much better for your credit.” That was the first thing that popped into our head. B...
Bergen County NJ – We often get asked if a short sale is even worth the effort. “Do I need to have my short sale “Approved” by my lender before I put my home on the market?” one seller asked us. “When I called my lender they wouldn’t talk to me about my short sale. I am concerned that they might...
Bergen County NJ – Some people think that short sales represent a bargain in the real estate world. Some people have said that banks sell short sales for below market value because they want to avoid foreclosure. That isn’t true. Yes, banks do prefer to sell a property in foreclosure as a short ...
Bergen County NJ – If you caught the show 60 Minutes on December 18th you may have been brought up to date with how dim the housing situation may be in many areas. It’s not so much that houses aren’t necessarily selling or that buyers aren’t looking; but instead they brought to our attention an ...
Bergen County NJ – Short Sales are a situation that can often cause emotional turmoil as well as financial. It’s amazing how quick people are to judge others but times may be changing when it comes to today’s financial situations. We’re all feeling tough times. We all have seen local businesses ...
Bergen County NJ – No matter what the circumstances are when you’re selling your home, you want to get top dollar for it. For the potential owner it’s like their birthday, or Christmas, or Hanukkah. So, why not GIFT WRAP your home for them? As silly as that seems that’s exactly what you are doin...
Bergen County NJ – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from John. Here is his question. “I am upside down by $300,000 on my home. I want to move, but I am concerned about having that $300,000 debt chasing me for the rest of my life. A friend mentioned I could get it wiped...
Bergen County NJ – While most people think of realtors as a person you turn to only when you’re buying or selling a home; many don’t realize that a realtor’s expertise in the housing industry can help you in other ways also. If you are facing possible foreclosure, turning to a realtor for help m...
Bergen County NJ – We recently saw something positive on short sales with Bank of America. Bank of America recently sent out an email stating that you can no initiate the short sale process without a buyer. The agent can start the process and get things going before a buyer makes an offer to pur...

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