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Jose A. Rivas (RDCpro,SFR, CDPE) Banks are giving money for Short Sales

I just read an interesting article on DSNEWS, the
article explains that major lenders are giving their borrowers
insentives for short sales, and some are trying to streamline the

The article states that Wells Fargo has been giving relocation
assistance up to 20K in Florida for if the borrower chooses to go do
a short sale or deed in lieu. Chase is also offering up to 20K if
the borrower doesn't qualify for a loan modification and up to 30K
in CA. Citi has... Continue

Added by Jose A. Rivas (RDCpro,SFR, CDPE) on July 30, 2011 at 2:11am —


Chris B Johnson Deadline Extended for HUD's Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program

By: Carrie Bay Printer Friendly View  07/22/2011


Added by Chris B Johnson on July 26, 2011 at 5:04pm —
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Peter J Kim Is it healthy for Brokers to charge Upfront Fees?

*Email received from staff in the Bureau of Consumer Protection:
The FTC’s stay means that the mars rule does not prohibit real estate
professionals who assist consumers in obtaining short sales from
charging advance fees. However, the mars rule does not preempt state
law. This, in turn, means that if a state law bars such advance fees,
real estate professionals who operate in that state continue to...


Added by Peter J Kim on July 25, 2011 at 6:59pm —


Azmi Alkurd

Appraisal Value

I want your thought about Three issues: 1) Is the lender (the seller side) obligated to disclose the BPO and Appraisal value to the Listing...

Started by Azmi Alkurd in Question and Answer

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Lisa Compean

Divorcing - one has the mortgage the other is listed with mtg holder on the title.. Can remaining partner purchase?

Here's the scenario.  
Husband not getting along with wife and not working.  Filed for divorce and now want to sell property as a short sal...

Started by Lisa Compean in Advice

4 yesterday
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Mike Linkenauger

2012 Short Sale Symposium At Sea Cruise!

Visit for Complete Details March 17th - March 22nd 2012
Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL March 17th.  Ports of Ca...

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