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2010 

In an article on USA Today - "Fannie Mae gets tough on "Strategic" mortgage defaults" - the following caught my eye: Starting in October, Fannie Mae says, strategic defaulters will be disqualified for new Fannie Mae-backed loans for seven years after their foreclosures. Fannie also says it will g...
07/19/2010
  Tomorrow I'll Reach 100,000 POINTS     Ok, so why make this pre-announcement? Very simple. Tomorrow is a very busy day for me, and I've learned that if you make a promise to do something for yourself and make that promise public, then you are more likely to get that done. It's just like making ...
07/18/2010
And just when you though you could see things clearly - you run into something like this! This could be a reasonable representation of the neurons firing in the brain of a prospective Short Sale Seller trying to decide whether to try to Short Sale their Phoenix home to avoid foreclosure.   The go...
07/18/2010
Pre-Approvals Disappearing? Flickr   After showing houses over the weekend, the pre-approved buyers made their selection and were ready to write a contract.  So I did what I always do when preparing to write an offer, I called the loan officer to discuss closing costs and obtain a copy of the pr...
07/17/2010
The scenario is played over and over across the land as bargain-seeking homebuyers attempt to purchase a foreclosed property.  A real estate agent constructs an offer for the home, and the offer is “acknowledged!” But first there are a “few” addenda that must be signed before the deal is done. A...
07/17/2010
Who was it that first said, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing"? Alexander Pope, I think, although others have borrowed it quite a bit. Nevertheless, it's very true, in my case For a long time, I have been marketing all of the homes I have for sale in Fayetteville, NC on the internet, in a...
07/17/2010
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  We started asking our Short Sale Sellers who had completed their Short Sale with Haven Express whether they would be willing to go on screen and provide a video testimonial about their experience. I think it's probably the next best thing to a personal referral when Short Sale Sellers are tryin...
07/17/2010
We started asking our Short Sale Sellers who had completed their Short Sale with Haven Express whether they would be willing to go on screen and provide a video testimonial about their experience. I think it's probably the next best thing to a personal referral when Short Sale Sellers are trying ...
07/17/2010
As prices continue to decline in many areas, home sellers are having a lot of trouble accepting the market value of their properties. Here are six tools, recommended by Inman News columnist Bernice Ross, to help sellers understand that what they are hearing is true. 1. Tell them the odds. Calcul...
07/17/2010
  Some homeowners who are considering a Phoenix Short Sale are concerned, and rightfully so, about security of their property.  Until a Short Sale closes escrow, they still own the property and need to keep it maintained so the Short Sale closes escrow and they avoid foreclosure. One option for p...
07/17/2010
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