Short Sale News and Bagel News?

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short sale newsIt’s always my goal to help you stay on top of the latest and greatest news. Hey… you already are ahead of the game—brave enough to stare short sales in the face and take short sale listings.

Here’s a recap of some of the interesting stuff that went on this past week in the distressed property arena:

The Market May Be Changing While you can twist statistics any way that you want (my lawyer friend told me he could argue either side of any case), it may just be true that the shadow inventory now mirrors the rate of distressed property closings.

Fannie and Freddie Principal Reductions? Fannie and Freddie are like the Boston weather—always changing and very unpredictable. So, this week they are reversing their thoughts on principal reduction. What’s next for GSEs?

Navigating the Equator System  Bank of America’s use of Equator changes every day. Here are a few tips and tools that may help you to survive your next short sale transaction.

Now here’s some important news: Just in case you cannot figure out what to eat for breakfast, Consumer Reports rates different bagels. What about rating short sale lien holders? Now that would be something to read!

There’s lots going on in the distressed property arena. And, if you are actively working with ‘distressed’ borrowers, it’s important to keep up with all of the changes in the industry. Sometimes that’s hard, which is why I’ve provided you with a weekly recap right here.



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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am on onion bagels at this time with poppy seeds plus I add extra sesame on occasion...It is a Realtor health food is what I discovered....As for the post, it is a nice pot purri of goodies thank you M

Mar 31, 2012 12:30 AM #1
Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

You sure can get addicted to bagels.   Thanks for the post.

Mar 31, 2012 12:33 AM #2
Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand

Great post today.  Me, I'm and apple fritter girl myself.

Mar 31, 2012 12:43 AM #3
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Hmm Melissa, i think food is in the air today for sure...personally i would like to have the steady feed of information on this changing industry of short sales which is why, besides enjoying your posts, I'm always buzzing in here!

Mar 31, 2012 12:46 AM #4
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Melissa, we are definetly seeing a shift in our Lafayette market concerning distressed properties.  Foreclosures being brought to market have slowed dramatically and the low end foreclosures so prevalent two years ago are almost non-existent.  Change is good!!!  I'll take a bad bagel over BOA anyday!

Mar 31, 2012 12:19 PM #5
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

bagels, Huh? I agree, I would like them to rate something a little more important than bagels!!

Short sales are a challenge... But they are also rewarding in many ways!

Mar 31, 2012 11:24 PM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I would rather see a rating system for the lien holders. Now that would be helpful. Thanks for the recap of the week's most relevant news regarding short sales. D

Apr 01, 2012 07:56 AM #7
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Melissa,  I would like to see that rating for short sale lien holders, I'll read it while eating my favorite, a blueberry bagel :-]

Apr 04, 2012 12:42 PM #8
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