Negotiating the Short Sale – Part I
While the residential real estate market has been heating up, there are still many short sales which need to be completed. Negotiating a short sale is probably one of the most complex assignments an attorney or realtor can undertake. Before ever attempting to negotiate a short sale, a person should have prior experience with negotiating deals. This is a must. If this is the first time you will be negotiating a deal, I would highly recommend a mentor. Read the rest of this entry
Foreclosures and Short Sales
Unfortunately, foreclosures and short sales go hand in hand. Very rarely will the mortgage companies not file the foreclosure suit when the mortgage is six or seven months past due (completing the foreclosure in another matter entirely). Read the rest of this entry
Short Sales and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Let’s face it bankruptcy complicates everything, Right?
Well, not really. Let’s say you list a home for a short sale. Many times, the homeowner has other financial problems besides the mortgage on his or her home. The homeowner may decide to file for bankruptcy. That’s OK. Your chance to complete the sale is not dead, but it is on hold. Read the rest of this entry
Can my mortgage company foreclose during my short sale?
The answer is yes, they can start foreclosure, but why would they do it? This is normally a situation where one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. The bank/ mortgage company/mortgage servicer can start a foreclosure proceeding at any time once the homeowner goes into default. Normally, a homeowner starts the short sale process once they have already defaulted, so the foreclosure process can begin at any time. Read the rest of this entry
Condo Associations Million Dollar Windfall!
NOT SO FAST
Recently I read an article about a foreclosure in Aventura, Florida. Actually there were two foreclosures. The first one was a foreclosure by the condominium association. This foreclosure came about because the owner stopped paying his homeowners fees on his million dollar condo. Naturally, the condo association foreclosed, obtained title to the property and proceeded to rent the condo out. Read the rest of this entry