short sale: Arizona Short Sales: Shorty "The Short Sale 'Expert'" - 07/12/08 07:02 AM
In Arizona right now, we have two kinds of homes selling. Those that are in the foreclosure process, and those that have already gone through the process. My own anecdotal evidence suggests that these are really the only two types of listings that are selling. There undoubtedly are a few (very few) homeowners who have both the equity and the stomach to price their homes in line with foreclosures, and are selling. What does this indicate? What it has always indicated: if you price the home to sell, it will sell. In June (remember June? It was just a few days … (1 comments)

short sale: Making the Case for Blundering Nincompoopery - 04/16/08 02:52 PM
Did I spell that right? Hope so. . .
So anyway, I'm back with more "tales from the dark side." I am going to continue on my  Saga, while throwing Papa John's Pizza into the mix. Let me just state flat out, in as clear a way as I know how, that CountryWide's loss mitigation department is the most incompetent group of blundering nincompoops that I have ever seen.
Case #1: I have a certain short sale that Countrywide has had in their possession since February 19th. Two loss mitigators later, and they just ordered the appraisal yesterday.
Case #2: On another active file, … (1 comments)

short sale: Arizona Short Sales Not For The Faint of Heart - 03/28/08 05:25 PM

I've commented before about short sales on this blog, but not to much extent, and I haven't seen many of the other contributers do it either. I wonder why? Does everyone abhor them? Are they afraid of them?
I have written on my home blog about The Ins & Outs of Arizona Short Sales, and lo and behold, people started coming out of the woodwork. And I don't mean a few. Let us just say it's been a fabulous return on investment. I have agents calling me from around the country asking for short sale help. I have homeowners calling me … (1 comments)

short sale: A Question About Short-Sales - 03/19/08 05:43 AM
This question came in the in-box yesterday, and I wanted to share it with the other inquisitive folks out there who may be wrestling with similar issues, and I'm sure there are many! Remember, if you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it! You can also look at The Realty Butler Foreclosure Help Resources Page. Talk to you soon. . .
Hi. My husband and I are considering doing a short sale on our townhome. We owe $195,000 on our home but cannot get that amount for it due to the comps in our neighborhood. We are current … (2 comments)

short sale: More Short Sale Help - 03/05/08 06:27 AM
I've had an unbelievable number of people call me, both from Arizona, as well as other states, looking for help with selling their home in a short sale, or asking me more about the process. For those who may have missed it, you can see my Arizona Short Sale Help stuff here. Also, I've had a lot of questions about what forms & such are necessary for a short sale. Here is a list of Short Sale Documents that are applicable in any state in the union. Again, if you need a short sale specialist in Arizona, you may contact me. … (0 comments)

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