short sale: Two Years of Loan Mod Hell or Short Sale? Shouldn't Have to Choose! - 06/28/11 02:37 AM
Let's face it.  There are fairy tales and then there's reality.  
Currently, the reality for homeowners facing distressed situations (divorce, layoffs, down-sizing, etc.) is that they are having NO CHOICE but two choose the better of two evils: loan modification or short sale?
As the video below discusses, folks often have to bear unbearable stress for up to TWO YEARS in order to get a simple loan modification.  For some folks, I would think selling the property via short sale in THREE MONTHS - and moving on to "PLAN B" - might be a more attractive alternative.
I try to … (6 comments)

short sale: Here We Go Again! Big Banks Being Hypocritical! Seeing The Trend? - 05/22/11 03:15 AM
Had to post this today as I ran across a good post on the Short Sales Superstars site that updates a theme of mine that points out how HYPOCRITICAL our leading financial institutions are or can be.
My specific topic - that I've done previous posts on ActiveRain about - is that banks constantly point out the "moral hazard issue" or the fact that homeowners would be immoral if they decided that it would be best for their personal and financial interests if they walked away from mortgages and properties that were deemed to be too far upside down.  And then … (4 comments)

short sale: A Home Is Not a Hole! - 05/11/11 05:19 AM
This post is directed at folks who are in financial distress - in general - and is particularly directed as folks who are in mortgage distress.
I just got done watching a great YouTube video featuring Suze Orman.  The video is from 2007 but is absolutely relevant to today.  In the video, Suze was speaking with a Realtor from southern California who was in financial and mortgage distress due to the market downturn that has impacted all Realtors in one way, shape, form, or another.
The video is a little long (9 minutes 14 seconds) but absolutely worth it to watch. … (2 comments)

short sale: Bank of America Short Sale? FAIL! Not!! - 05/10/11 02:20 PM
Background: I belong to several different professional networking groups that are focused on real estate short sales.  There are lots of different perspectives presented amongst these groups by buyers, sellers, agents, third party negotiators, buyer's lenders, title company escrow officers, etc.  It was always my experience that the vast majority of all these different stake holders had a common experience in dealing with Bank of America (B of A) and that was A BAD EXPERIENCE.  In very few instances would you hear of a positive experience.  And when you did, they were so far and few between, you kind of thought that something had gone … (4 comments)

short sale: Learn To Be a Short Sale Expert! - 05/01/11 11:02 AM
Learn To Be a Short Sale Expert! In these trying days of residential real estate, it pays to learn about short sales.  It doesn't matter if you are a distressed seller, or know a distressed seller, or are someone thinking about purchasing a short sale, or are a real estate agent/broker - you can greatly benefit yourself (or that someone you know) by educating yourself about short sales.  AND, know offense to those folks who've already shelled out $500 to get "certified", but you can learn about short sales FOR FREE.
FOR FREE?  Yes, I just got done watching the first … (1 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Answers To Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS). - 07/12/10 03:39 AM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Answers To Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS).
This is the "summary" or "wrap up" for this series.
All the videos/topics/posts in this series are complete as of today (7/9/10). 
All the links below are "active' and anyone can peruse through them in any desired order, at any desired time, at any desired place.
Please check back as I may post added topics to further "flesh things out" in response to requests or as the mood strikes me.
Thanks to all those folks who've commented on the videos/topics/posts so far.  It was definitely my intention to make this SHORT SALE FAQS … (9 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #17 - Short Sales For Other Realtors? - 07/09/10 04:51 AM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #17 - Short Sales For Other Realtors?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first sixteen videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

All the videos/topics/posts in this series are complete as of today (7/9/10).  I'll be posting one additional "summary" posting to activate the link for topic 17 and then all the links below will be "active' and anyone will be able to … (2 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #16 - What Is a HAFA Short Sale? - 07/08/10 01:54 PM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #16 - What Is a HAFA Short Sale?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first fifteen videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as the series progresses and the videos are released.  
Eventually, after all posts in the series are completed, all short sale topic/titles will be active and anyone will be able to peruse through them in any desired … (0 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #15 - What Is My First Step In Doing A Short Sale? - 07/08/10 01:08 PM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #15 - What Is My First Step In Doing A Short Sale?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first fourteen or so videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as the series progresses and the videos are released.  
Eventually, after all posts in the series are completed, all short sale topic/titles will be active and anyone will … (2 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #14 - Who Pays The Closing Costs? - 07/07/10 02:16 PM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #14 - Who Pays The Closing Costs?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first thirteen or so videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as the series progresses and the videos are released.  
Eventually, after all posts in the series are completed, all short sale topic/titles will be active and anyone will be able to peruse through them in any … (2 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #13 - Taxes And Short Sales...Who Pays? - 07/07/10 01:58 PM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #13 - Taxes And Short Sales...Who Pays?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first ten or so videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as the series progresses and the videos are released.  
Eventually, after all posts in the series are completed, all short sale topic/titles will be active and anyone will be able to peruse through them in any desired … (0 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #11 - How Much Will A Short Sale Cost Me? - 07/06/10 01:45 PM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #11 - How Much Will A Short Sale Cost Me?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first ten or so videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as the series progresses and the videos are released.  
Eventually, after all posts in the series are completed, all short sale topic/titles will be active and anyone will be able to … (2 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #10 - Can I File For Bankruptcy & Still Do A Short Sale? - 07/05/10 10:39 AM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #10 - Can I File For Bankruptcy & Still Do A Short Sale?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first eight or so videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts. As each video … (0 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #9 - Can I Do A Short Sale If I'm Not Behind On My Payment? - 07/05/10 10:24 AM

A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #9 - Can I Do A Short Sale If I'm Not Behind On My Payment?
This is a continuation in the series. I've already posted the first eight or so videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts. … (2 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #8 - Can I Do A Short Sale And Stay In My Home? - 07/05/10 09:57 AM

A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #8 - Can I Do A Short Sale And Stay In My Home?
 This is a continuation in the series.  I've already posted the first couple of videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts.  As each video is released, it will be embedded … (0 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #7 - The Foreclosure Sale Is Scheduled. Is There Still Time For A Short Sale? - 07/04/10 12:29 PM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #7 - The Foreclosure Sale Is Scheduled. Is There Still Time For A Short Sale?
This is a continuation in the series.  I've already posted the first couple of videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts.  As each video is released, it will be … (3 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #6 - How Long Does A Short Sale Take? - 07/04/10 11:35 AM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #6 - How Long Does A Short Sale Take?
This is a continuation in the series.  I've already posted the first couple of videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts.  As each video is released, it will be embedded in that particular blog post.  … (2 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #5 - How Does A Short Sale Effect My Credit? - 07/04/10 11:10 AM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #5 - How Does A Short Sale Effect My Credit?
This is a continuation in the series.  I've already posted the first couple of videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts.  As each video is released, it will be embedded in that particular blog … (2 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #4 - How Can I Qualify For A Short Sale? - 07/04/10 10:32 AM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #4 - How Can I Qualify For A Short Sale?
This is a continuation in the series.  I've already posted the first couple of videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts.  As each video is released, it will be embedded in that particular blog post.  After the … (0 comments)

short sale: A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #3 - What Is The Difference Between A Short Sale And A Foreclosure? - 07/04/10 09:40 AM
A "Virtual" Short Sale Presentation Series: Topic #3 - What Is The Difference Between A Short Sale And A Foreclosure?
This is a continuation in the series.  I've already posted the first couple of videos in this series and you can access them by clicking on the links below (i.e, click the title of the video/s you'd like to watch) whenever you'd like; BUT, FIRST, WATCH THE NEWEST VIDEO THAT IS EMBEDDED BELOW!

Please check back as these 17 videos will be posted over the span of a couple weeks as a series of blog posts.  As each video is released, it will be embedded in that particular blog post.  … (0 comments)

 
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