short sales: Is This My Short Sale? I Hope Not, Said the Negotiator. - 02/17/09 11:02 AM
I'm sure we all have funny/sad/pathetic stories about our days in the short-sale trenches. Today, our team had another. With no word from the lender in 2 months in response to our officers, we put in still another call and hung in there for a good hour before a live person got on the line. Voila! It was actually the negotiator who had been assigned the transaction way back in December. We'd never actually talked to him and frankly, never thought we would. But there he was, at the other end of the line, friendly enough, saying that, in fact, he'd never seen … (0 comments)

short sales: The Real "Home Wreckers" - 02/13/09 01:25 PM
"Home Wreckers -- How Banks Are Making the Foreclosure Crisis Worse...What Happens Now?" is Business Week's lead story this week (Issue of Feb. 23, 2009). Finally, a major national publication has picked up on and researched the dirty-and-getting-truly-filthy story of how banks are handling bank-approved sales and foreclosures: And I quote: "One reason foreclosures are so rampant is that banks and their advocates in Washington have delayed, diluted, and obstructed attempts to address the problems....The industry strategy all along has been to buy time and thwart regulation..."
Any agent who has handled one of these transactions knows all too well how … (1 comments)

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