Short Sales: There Is A Surprise Lien On The Short Sale

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IL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from James. Here is his question. “Do you have any suggestions on a surprise lien from a Water Softener company? We were able to get Bank of America to approve the short sale without paying the lien. It could take another 60 days for Bank of America to agree to pay the lien. The buyers don’t want to wait that long. Is there anything we can do? James.” Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. Here is the answer to James’s Question. Yes, you can get rid of it. But, it will take time. Option #1: Many states have laws that allow a homeowner to remove liens if the property is their homestead. For example, Florida has a law that enables the seller to file to release the lien thru homestead. I don't remember the exact legal name. The seller files something and the lien automatically goes away in 45 days. The only reason it wouldn't go away is if the lien holder contests it. An agent I know in Florida has used it against one of the best debt collection lawyers in the state. Ask your title company for help. Option #2: Get BOA to agree to give them some money for it. Or, find a way to get it paid on the HUD. As you can see, both of these take time. Option #3: Pay it out of pocket. Option #4: You luck out and the lien doesn't attach. Check with your title company to see if this is the case. Oftentimes, they don't even legally attach. Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation. When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (847) 338-0180 Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here. Thinking about a loan modification? Our loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy. Thanks for reading this, Dennis Toomey. Dennis is a Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Action. Short Sales Realtor: Phone: (847) 338-0180. For Real Estate that's hassle free, just pick up the phone and leave it TOoMEy! View My homes for sale at Dennis Toomey specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Elgin Illinois. Elgin Loan Modification Help, Elgin Short Sales. Elgin Short Sale Realtor IL Short Sales. Realtor. Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Important Notice Dennis Toomey, RE/MAX Action, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why? Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit. However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification. If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale. The views expressed here are Toomey's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Action. This information on Short Sales: There Is A Surprise Lien On The Short Sale is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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