Well, we are back from vacation and back to business. So my phone is ringing off the hook with FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS! Anxious to BUY A HOME, and use the $8,000 TAX CREDIT. And want a DEAL. So they want to by a SHORT SALE. ... Yesterday I found 300 homes for one client to choose from that were fenced, (a requirement), in his price range, NOT t-111, and in the price range. Still he wants a short sale!
WAKE UP! the CLOCK IS TICKING ON THE TAX CREDIT. There is a lot of misinformation regarding how long it takes (on average) to negotiate a short sale with a lender. As a full-time real estate agent who negotiates directly with lenders to buy the houses of people who find themselves in the process of being foreclosed upon, I know exactly how long it takes -- and it isn't quick.
The time line is UNPREDICATABLE, and can run anywhere from 6-9 MONTHS. So here is a link to an article from inside a BROKER / AGENT professional publicaton.
http://www.brokeragentsocial.com/article.php?article_id=482 "THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT SHORT SALE TIMELINE!"
When you ADD those incremental 4-6 weeks up. for each stage of the negotiating process......collectively it can be 6-9 MONTHS!
If you want someone to filter and find a home, thats NOT a short sale, and has the criteria to match your budget, fence, deck, hot tub, or what ever else you would like to have. YOUR AGENT, has search tools you do not find on the internet in general. YOUR AGENT can help you find the needle in the haystack, YOUR AGENT can filter out the short sales, the substandard siding.
If YOU are looking for a home, and want to ACT NOW, ...CONTACT me, or ANY reputable agent of your choice.
http://www.FelidaHomes.com VANCOUVERand SW WASHINGTON REAL ESTATE