foreclosure: Florida to Receive Second-Highest Allocation of Funds in Obama's Hardest Hit Initiative - 08/17/10 03:49 AM
In a release on August 11, HUD announced an additional $3 Billion in funding for targeted homeowner assistance.  The "Hardest Hit Fund" was announced in February of this year, in an effort to stave off further market erosion and in hopes of stabilizing an economy still shaky from the high unemployment and foreclosure rates.  Florida, one of the hardest hit states (and also one of the biggest bubbles), is slated to receive 12% ($238,864,755) of these funds for homeowners still struggling to make payments on their mortgages. 
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foreclosure: Have a HAMP Loan that Can't Be Modified? New Obama Rules Take Effect April 5, 2010 - 02/12/10 02:42 AM
Isn't it Time You Sought the Help of a Professional?  
  
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foreclosure: Foreclosure Q & A - Who Ends Up Paying The Price? - 02/03/10 01:55 AM
The Q:
The A:Hey there--you've got some excellent thoughts and ideas, and if you wish to act on any of them, my suggestion would be to formulate a business plan and take it to the SBA.   Some of the answers you may get from others in the business:
 there are programs in place to do just what you  are  suggesting--it's called the NSP, or neighborhood stabilization program.  Pasco received a huge endowment from the State and has rehabbed hundreds of homes. the bank's answer to this situation is to try and push through the 'fast track' foreclosure legislation already passed by 37 other … (0 comments)

foreclosure: A SHORT REcap - If YOU or Someone You Know is Underwater and Does Not Know What to Do--Look Here! - 12/17/09 02:18 AM
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foreclosure: NEW Bank-Owned Pool Home--NOT a Short Sale! - 12/16/09 03:38 AM
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foreclosure: What WOULD Happen if More Homeowners Chose a Strategic Walk-Away? - 11/30/09 12:10 PM
A recent report on CNBC highlights a controversial subject:
What if homeowners treated their homes and mortgages the way that business treats their non-performing assets?
See the report:


What are your thoughts? Would YOU walk away if it made more financial sense? What would the financial impact be on neighborhoods if the 1/3 of homeowners currently underwater did just that? Food for thought...
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foreclosure: NAR Call To Action - EXTEND THE $8000 TAX CREDIT!!! - 09/15/09 08:23 AM
NAR issues Call to Action: Extend $8K credit
NAR Call to Action
WASHINGTON - Sept. 15, 2009 - The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is calling upon its 1.2 million members to urge Congress to extend the successful homebuyer tax credit into next year.Since the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit's inception, 1.2 million new buyers have entered the market. Of those new homebuyers, 350,000 would not have purchased a home if the tax credit had not been offered, according to NAR. The credit is due to expire Nov. 30, 2009."Now is the time for Congress to keep this recovery going by … (6 comments)

foreclosure: What's Quick About a Short Sale? - 09/15/09 06:05 AM
I guess we all know the answer to that one by now:  Nothing!  There's nothing "short" about a short sale--ask me, as a person of diminutive height, I can tell you that short sales are nothing about shortness!  So, where from did this term derive, anyway?
Well, put simply, the real estate market is just like any other market--and selling short is market terminology.  When you sell a stock short, you are actually purchasing under the assumption that the future price of the stock will fall.  When you sell a property short, you are asking to purchase a property which has … (5 comments)

foreclosure: Beacon Wood Beauty - A Pool Home with Extras! - 07/30/09 04:11 AM
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foreclosure: Riverside Drive in Tarpon Springs - A Foreclosure to Remember... - 07/27/09 07:28 AM
Take a look at this beauty!  Coveted Tarpon Springs waterfront neighborhood--walk to schools and Fred Howard Park (BEACH!), come see the REAL Florida:  www.TarponSpringsTreasure.com
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foreclosure: It's a FEEDING FRENZY--the Bottom Feeders are out--Are We At Bottom?!? - 07/03/09 02:10 AM
There has been so much activity lately of the 'shadier' sort here in Pinellas County, Florida--I thought it pertinent to mention yet again some of the scams which have surfaced, proving yet again that greed really brings out the worst in many.
From Trulia this morning:
Our house is getting ready to go into foreclosure, we've got an investment firm wanting to "buy it". Distressed Homeowners:  PLEASE don't sign over your deed to anyone--this does not release you from any obligation with your lender--all it does is remove your rights. It is quite clear that we have reached the point, at least … (1 comments)

foreclosure: Beacon Woods in Bayonet Point - A Recap of Lovely Golf Community Posts - 03/07/09 02:28 AM
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foreclosure: A Bird's Eye View of Beacon Woods in Hudson or Bayonet Point Florida - 03/07/09 02:22 AM
Some more onsite video I've taken of the BEST DEALS to be found in Pasco County--highlighting Beacon Woods, which is a lovely, deed-restricted golf community in Bayonet Point (a section of Hudson), Florida.
 
If you or anyone you know is currently creeping into default, please call me, email, or check back here--I'll be hosting a Distressed Property Help Seminar and special call-in lines to help answer your questions.


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foreclosure: Pinellas County Distressed Properties - Do You Owe More On Your House Than It's Worth? - 02/16/09 09:51 AM
Continuing the process of learning as much as I possibly can about my local market and how best to help those caught in the pinch of the mortgage crisis and subsequent foreclosures resulting, I've been compiling statistics in an effort to hopefully sooth some fears.
Nationwide, the statistics of homeowners who are currently not making a mortgage payment is reported as one in ten--this means that if you walk outside your house, look up the street and down the street--there is at least one house in view where there is a homeowner who is struggling to make their next mortgage payment.
An … (0 comments)

foreclosure: Foreclosure Bus Blog--Cross Bayou is a Great Community With GREAT Deals! - 02/12/09 10:23 AM
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K!
Our first stop, :



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foreclosure: Take a Look at This Honey in Tarpon Springs! See What You Can Now Get for Under $140K? - 02/12/09 10:12 AM
Wow--this is a phenomenal deal--fifteen other homes for sale in this neighborhood, which is a really good one in Tarpon Springs--and this one is priced near the bottom of the list...and it's been COMPLETELY UPDATED!!
This is NOT a foreclosure, this is NOT a short sale--this is just one GREAT value--so come and take a look!
 


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foreclosure: Foreclosures In Pasco County Florida - Some of the Best Deals Aren't! - 02/08/09 08:19 AM
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K!
On this stop, The Lakes in New Port Richey:


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Be sure to tell us how many tickets you'll need, the cost for the entire day will be only $25 per person. Thanks for your interest, and best wishes in your home search.
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foreclosure: ForeclosureBusPasco Tours Some Great Pool Homes ON SALE NOW! - 02/02/09 04:12 AM
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K!
Today we are touring the Timber Oaks area near Jasmine Estates in Northern Pasco County--where several very nice golf communities merge: Timber Oaks, Bear Creek and Driftwood Village, where this home is scheduled for auction, current price is under $80K:



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foreclosure: Want to Buy a Home in Pinellas County for Less Than $500 Per Month?!? - 01/27/09 09:10 AM
Seriously--with Largo's down-payment assistance program, which gives qualified first-time homebuyers up to $35,000 in down payment assistance, if that were to be applied to one of the foreclosure or short sale homes available RIGHT NOW in Largo (tour a couple below), your mortgage payment would be in the ballpark of under $500, as shown below:

 
 
 

 
 
 
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foreclosure: "Anything Selling in ALOHA GARDENS?" she asks... - 12/29/08 07:32 AM
 
A client/friend of mine just asked this today, with impeccable timing, since I just finished compiling foreclosure statistics for Pasco County, Florida, where she lives.
So let's take a look at Aloha Gardens--a lovely, waterfront community of moderately priced homes in Holiday, Florida.  I know the area well, since my own most recent investment property is in the same subdivision.
Here are some stats:
Holiday, Florida has 69 bank-owned properties currently, which is 12% of the bank-owned properties in Pasco County.  (See Florida-FORECLOSURE-FORUM-Whats-Happening-in-Your-County).  16 of these foreclosures are in Aloha Gardens or Tahitian Homes. Holiday has also had 59 homes on … (1 comments)

 
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