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2007 

Recently I have seen various schemes for streamlining the short sale process for the buyer/investor.  Some discussions have been somewhat heated and involved concepts like dual contracts or even insolvent borrower creating a Land Trust for use by the investor/buyer.  At best, the agreement amongs...
11/27/2007
WHO CONTROLS THE SHORT SALE? Who Controls the Short Sale? In this environment of the short sale it seems apparent that the bank controls the sale.  Some might say the buyer controls the sale.  My opinion is that both statements are primarily incorrect.  The seller owns the house.  The seller must...
11/13/2007
Tax Deed purchases are popular in many states as a way to acquire real estate at truly rock bottom prices.  Generally a tax deed purchase is first in line after just a few significant "super" lienholders: (1) God, and (2) Code Enforcement Liens.  Practically all others having an interest in the p...
11/13/2007
Tax Deed purchases are popular in many states as a way to acquire real estate at truly rock bottom prices.  Generally a tax deed purchase is first in line after just a few significant "super" lienholders: (1) God, and (2) Code Enforcement Liens.  Practically all others having an interest in the p...
11/13/2007
Tax Deed purchases are popular in many states as a way to acquire real estate at truly rock bottom prices.  Generally a tax deed purchase is first in line after just a few significant "super" lienholders: (1) God, and (2) Code Enforcement Liens.  Practically all others having an interest in the p...
11/13/2007
In this environment of the short sale it seems apparent that the bank controls the sale.  Some might say the buyer controls the sale.  My opinion is that both statements are primarily incorrect.  The seller owns the house.  The seller must sign the contract.  The seller must sign the deed.  Of co...
11/11/2007
Short Sales are the buyer road to riches - if you believe the promo advertising that is all over the place.  But the road is not a short one nor is it a smooth one. It is best covered with professional help and guidance.The buyer attempts to get the bank to give up gads of lost equity is the goal...
11/11/2007
I ventured into the realm of advertising - something I have never done before.  Here is a little play on words that - believe it or not - was actually not understood by the majority of people that call the office because they see it.How are you, as an agent, marketing yourself?  Different methods...
11/09/2007
Is our system of foreclosure out of control?  Are the banks acting fiduciarily to their borrowers in the loan management process - are they requred to?Here is an interesting article from this week thanks to the American Bar Association - Your comments on this site are welcome!http://www.abajourna...
11/09/2007
Beware the WHITE KNIGHT - R. Ford McDonald, Senior Claims Counsel at Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, wrote an article on this subject recently and I would like to share some of the tidbits from it. Apparently there are lots of "White Knight Claims" being made against title insurance policies.  He...
11/04/2007
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