Is It Ethical To Walk Away From Your Upside Down Debt After A Short Sale?

Is It Ethical To Walk Away From Your Upside Down Debt After A Short Sale?

Should you walk away or should you stay? Here is how to determine whether or not you should walk away from your home.

Because of the decline in the nationwide housing market, I doubt that your home is worth what you paid for it.

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First, determine the current market value of your home. Talk to a realtor. They will give you a market analysis, based on what other homes similar to yours are selling for.

For example, we recently helped a home seller who had paid around $700,000 for his home. We thought the home was worth about $400,000. His mortgage payment was a little over $4500 a month.

When you add in the property taxes and insurance his total monthly payment was around $5,300 a month. Similar homes were renting for  around $2,500 a month.

If you compared rental payments, he was way upside down on his home. We ran the numbers and saw that he was on track to repay $1,697,000 over the life of loan.

Next, let’s look at how much he would save by short selling and renting a similar house for two years. First, he would be saving $2500 a month by renting a similar home.

In addition when he bought a similar home for $400,000 then he would repay around $934,000 over 30 years. $1,697,000 minus $934,000 is $763,000.

That means he would save $763,000 in mortgage payments over the next 30 years. What can you do with $763,000? Would it make retirement easier?

You probably could completely pay for 3-4 kid’s college tuition. Most people could put 6-7 kids thru college with that kind of money.

Or, he could retire a few years early. Enjoy a little bit more of the “Golden Years. It appears that he would be doing better for himself and his family by short selling the house.

The bank was probably bailed out by the American Taxpayers. If he pays taxes, then he helped out with that bailout.

This is why I recommend that you look at all the numbers when you are trying to determine whether or not you should walk away. How much money will you be repaying over the life of the loan? Just Google “amortization calculator” and run the numbers.

Add up how much money you would be paying back with your current home and compare it to how much you would pay if you short sold, rented for two years, and bought another home after that. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at c.mrvaughn@gmail.com. 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 813-679-3477
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ImageShort sales can drag out giving you time. It takes maybe sometimes a month to sell the house. Then, the short sale negotiations start. They can drag out for 3-6 months. So instead of foreclosure here is what you should do.

Here is a tactic you can use to delay the foreclosure process and even stop a foreclosure sale. Stop Your Foreclosure With A Short Sale  Click here *http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/stop-foreclosure

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Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at c.mrvaughn@gmail.com

I will contact you for a free consultation. Click Here *Image

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 813-679-3477 or visit at http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area.

Thanks for reading this, Vaughn Rice.

Vaughn is a Real Estate Agent at Quicksilver Real Estate Group.
E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477. Click Here*Image

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Vaughn Rice specializes in assistance with short sales in Tamp Bay Area of Florida

Vaughn Rice, Quicksilver Real Estate Group is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse 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. I can offer you loan modification information.

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.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. 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 Vaughn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Quicksilver Real Estate Group.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
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Short Sales: Another Success Story

Short Sales: Another Success Story

I remember closing another short sale a while back. The sellers had a job transfer out of state.

They were short selling an FHA loan with a second mortgage. The short sale was fairly simple because FHA’s short sale guidelines.

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Here was how these sellers benefited from the short sale.

Benefit #1: The sellers were able to walk away with the debt wiped out completely. The FHA short sale guidelines released them from the first mortgage debt.

The second mortgage also gave them a complete release. At first they weren’t willing to do that. But, we offered them a little extra money in return for a complete release.

Fortunately they agreed to it. This meant that the sellers were able to completely wipe out a total of $80,000 in upside down debt.

Benefit #2: Limited Tax Consequences. These sellers will only owe taxes on approximately $30,000 of the loss. Why? Because that was around how much money was borrowed on a home equity line.

The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 states that you will not owe taxes on a loss if you used that money to purchase or remodel your home.

However, if you borrowed and used the money for something else, then you would owe taxes on the loss. You would owe the money whether you short sold, or the lender foreclosed.

This is only my opinion after reading the law. I recommend that you talk to a competent tax professional before making any financial decision.

Benefit #3: The will be eligible to buy another home in 2 years.Current Fannie Mae Rules allow homeowners to buy another home 2 years after a short sale. Compare that with the 5-7 year wait after a foreclosure.

Benefit #4: The sellers paid no money for the short sale. Everything was paid for by the lender. The short sale lender paid the real estate agent, Title Company, and all the other fees.

They can look forward to getting their financial life back on track.  Thinking about a short sale?

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ImageShort sales can drag out giving you time. It takes maybe sometimes a month to sell the house. Then, the short sale negotiations start. They can drag out for 3-6 months. So instead of foreclosure here is what you should do.

Here is a tactic you can use to delay the foreclosure process and even stop a foreclosure sale. Stop Your Foreclosure With A Short Sale  Click here *http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/stop-foreclosure

Image Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail atc.mrvaughn@gmail.com

I will contact you for a free consultation. Click Here *Image

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 813-679-3477 or visit at http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area.

Thanks for reading this, Vaughn Rice.

Vaughn is a Real Estate Agent at Quicksilver Real Estate Group.
E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477. Click Here*Image

One You Can Trust To Serve You

View My Office homes for sale at  http://companylistings.drshortsale.mfr.fusionmls.com/

Vaughn Rice specializes in assistance with short sales in Tamp Bay Area of Florida

Vaughn Rice, Quicksilver Real Estate Group is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse 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. I can offer you loan modification information.

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.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. 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 Vaughn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Quicksilver Real Estate Group.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area. E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
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Foreclosure Avoidance Question: My Homeowner’s Insurance Won’t Renew My Policy Because My Loan Is In Foreclosure

Foreclosure Avoidance Question: My Homeowner’s Insurance Won’t Renew My Policy Because My Loan Is In Foreclosure

I recently received a question from Tim. Here is Tim’s Question.

“I have an elderly friend who recently finalized a loan modification through her lender. The mortgage company shows on their website that the mod has been processed and the new terms are in effect.

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However, since foreclosure proceedings were begun before the loan mod was approved, her homeowner’s insurance holder will not renew her coverage policy, since the local Clerk of Courts records show that the loan is in a foreclosure process.

The mortgage company has not sent the Clerk of Courts notice that the foreclosure case is closed. What can she do to avoid losing her insurance coverage?”

An elderly person almost loses their home to foreclosure and manages to save it at the last minute, only to find out her insurance company wants to kick her to the curb?

Give me a break! That’s pathetic. If I had my insurance with that company, I would fire them immediately!

Here is my suggestion. The first thing your friend should do is to contact the State Insurance Commissioner and the State Attorney General.

Insurance is highly regulated. There are things that insurance companies are allowed to charge more money for and things that they are not allowed to charge more.

I doubt that paying your mortgage late is one of them. More than likely, the insurance company is breaking the insurance regulations of the state.

(This is one of the things we use when negotiating short sales. We have studied to learn all the rules and guidelines. When a lender doesn’t follow a short sale guideline, we will report them to the appropriate agency.)

If that doesn’t work, then I would recommend your friend contact the local media. That is a dastardly thing for the insurance company to do.

I’m sure that the general public would agree as well. I think the media would like the story. Thinking about a short sale?

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ImageShort sales can drag out giving you time. It takes maybe sometimes a month to sell the house. Then, the short sale negotiations start. They can drag out for 3-6 months. So instead of foreclosure here is what you should do.

Here is a tactic you can use to delay the foreclosure process and even stop a foreclosure sale. Stop Your Foreclosure With A Short Sale  Click here *http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/stop-foreclosure

ImageDiscover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail atc.mrvaughn@gmail.com

I will contact you for a free consultation. Click Here *Image

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 813-679-3477 or visit at http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area.

Thanks for reading this, Vaughn Rice.

Vaughn is a Real Estate Agent at Quicksilver Real Estate Group.
E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477. Click Here*Image

One You Can Trust To Serve You

View My Office homes for sale at  http://companylistings.drshortsale.mfr.fusionmls.com/

Vaughn Rice specializes in assistance with short sales in Tamp Bay Area of Florida

Vaughn Rice, Quicksilver Real Estate Group is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse 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. I can offer you loan modification information.

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.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. 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 Vaughn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Quicksilver Real Estate Group.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area. E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477   Click Here *Image
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Short Sales: Isn’t It Time For A Homeowner’s Bill of Rights?

Short Sales: Isn’t It Time For A Homeowner’s Bill of Rights?

The big banks made mistakes and received a bailout. They have the resources to lobby congress and the courts to have laws written to suit them.

But, what has the little guy received? Nothing. So we decided to put together a Homeowner’s Bill of Rights. It’s time we had Washington look at what we want, versus taking care of the big banks.

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Considering that the big banks have way more rights than the little guy, here is what we think should be done to “level the playing field.”

The Homeowner’s Bill of Rights.

1. Stop The Loan Modification Insanity! The Right to an open and transparent loan modification process.

Any homeowner that can no longer afford their mortgage payment, petitions their lender for a loan modification, and it turned down shall receive a written, coherent response from their lender detailing why they were denied and what they can do to be approved for a loan modification.

2. The right to get an answer to a voicemail or e-mail from a loan mod or short sale negotiator within one business day.

3. The right to obtain the rules and guidelines for the loan modification of short sale from the loan servicer.

Most loans are owned or insured by someone other than the lender the homeowner mails their payment to. However, these front entities still make decisions contrary to the investor or insurer’s guidelines.

As such, the loan servicer should send any and all guidelines regulating the loan modification and short sale process to the homeowner.

4. The right to deal with one person who will make the decision to approve or deny their loan modification or short sale.This person should be available to reach by phone or e-mail.

5. The right to attempt to negotiate a loan modification or short sale without fear.

The homeowners have the right to have all foreclosure proceedings stopped when they are negotiating a loan modification or short sale.

Many lenders use an impending foreclosure sale date to force a higher payment from a homeowners attempting to secure a more affordable payment.

Many times the reason the sale date is so near is because the lender has dragged their feet on negotiating with the homeowner.

Because they are under duress, many homeowners will agree to a payment they cannot afford. Sure the loan mod negotiator at the bank gets a bonus.

But, everyone loses when the homeowner re-defaults and the lender has to process a loan modification all over again.

6. The right to walk away from their upside down mortgage debt.

We often see the lenders hold such a hard line on getting repaid everything they owe that they allow the collateral (the home that is mortgaged) decline in value even more than they ever would have received as repayment from the debtor.

7. Stop the Debt Collector Harassment! The right to tell any and all debt collectors to stop calling and never receive a phone call from then again.

In addition, this would include debt collectors that know the person’s phone number, but will call family members in an attempt to embarrass the debtor.

This is America people! Debtor’s prison was abolished two centuries ago! It’s time to update your activities to the Twenty-First Century!

8. The right to have their short sale handled competently. The short sale process with most lenders is seriously flawed.

Because of this, we see short sale offers for 385k rejected, only to see the home sell for 230k after foreclosure. This hurts homeowners, the banks, the housing market, and the American Economy.

Is it fair to pursue a homeowner for a larger deficiency when it was the lender’s decision to reject the short sale that caused the deficiency to be larger? I don’t think so.

Because of that, the homeowner has the right to have their short sale handled as detailed below.

A. All deficiencies are forgiven. We often see the lenders hold such a hard line on getting repaid everything they owe that they allow the collateral (the home that is mortgaged) decline in value even more than they ever would have received as repayment from the debtor.

Making the infamous difficult short sale process simpler and more attractive to buyers would net the banks way more money than will ever be recouped chasing down sellers.

B. To have their short sale handled to process everything as smoothly and quickly as possible so the home sells for top dollar and the loan owner receives the most money possible.

C. The right to work with a competent, experienced agent who specializes in short sales.

D. The homeowner is given a written list of investors, mortgage insurance companies, etc. (with contact information) that need to be satisfied for the Short Sale to be approved.

E. An appraisal is ordered and then the home is listed for sale at that price.The price is dropped by 5% a month, or whatever that lender’s standard price drop is for Bank Owned Properties.

F. Home buyers get an answer to their offer within 2 business days.

G. An appraisal is ordered and then the home is listed for sale at that price.

H. Allow short sale buyers 45-60 days to get their loan approved. Many lenders that have loan servicing departments that handle short sales.

These departments demand that a home buyer close the transaction within 30 days of short sale approval. However, these same companies have lending sides that cannot close a loan in less than 45-60 days.

So essentially, they are demanding that other banks close loans in 30 days, when they themselves cannot do the same thing. I would call that serious hypocrisy! Don’t you agree? Thinking about a short sale?

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ImageShort sales can drag out giving you time. It takes maybe sometimes a month to sell the house. Then, the short sale negotiations start. They can drag out for 3-6 months. So instead of foreclosure here is what you should do.

Here is a tactic you can use to delay the foreclosure process and even stop a foreclosure sale. Stop Your Foreclosure With A Short Sale  Click here *http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/stop-foreclosure

Image Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail atc.mrvaughn@gmail.com

I will contact you for a free consultation. Click Here *Image

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 813-679-3477 or visit at http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area.

Thanks for reading this, Vaughn Rice.

Vaughn is a Real Estate Agent at Quicksilver Real Estate Group.
E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477. Click Here*Image

One You Can Trust To Serve You

View My Office homes for sale at  http://companylistings.drshortsale.mfr.fusionmls.com/

Vaughn Rice specializes in assistance with short sales in Tamp Bay Area of Florida

Vaughn Rice, Quicksilver Real Estate Group is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse 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. I can offer you loan modification information.

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.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. 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 Vaughn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Quicksilver Real Estate Group.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area. E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477   Click Here *Image
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Short Sale Question: Getting divorced. Can’t Afford Home. What Should I Do?

Short Sale Question: Getting divorced. Can’t Afford Home. What Should I Do?

I recently received a question from Katie. “My spouse and I are getting a divorce. Unfortunately neither of us can afford the house on our own.

So, we have to get rid of it one way or another. The big problem is that the house has dropped in value since we bought it. I think it is worth around $400,000 and we owe about $600,000.

I am curious about what options we have. What do you think we should do? Katie.”

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Here was my recommendation. In this case I would recommend you sell the house. Here are three options that you have.

Option #1: Let your lender foreclose on the home. You just stop making the payments and surrender the home to your lender.

Option #2: Rent the property. This is a good way to earn some extra money.

However, if you are upside down, then it is more than likely that the rent will not cover the mortgage. That means someone will have to write a check each month covering the loss.

Option #3: Short Sale the house and get the debt wiped out. A short sale offers the following benefits over a foreclosure.

You are eligible for another loan within 3 years after a short sale and sometimes even sooner than that. However, if your lender forecloses on the home, then current Fannie Mae Guidelines require you to wait 5-7 years before you can buy another home with a Fannie Mae Loan.

Most other banks and lenders have the same or even stricter guidelines. Any future loan application will require you to answer the question, “Have you had a property foreclosed upon or given title or deed in lieu thereof in the last 7 years?”

If your lender forecloses on your home, then an you’ll have to answer “yes” to that question. If you short sell the house, then you can state “No” because you short sold your home.

With a foreclosure your score is typically lowered by 250 to 300 points, or even more. This often stays on your credit score for over 3 years.

If you short sell your home, then only late payments show up on your credit. After a short sale, the mortgage is normally reported as “paid in full, settled.”

This lowers your score as little as 50 points if all other payments are being made. Oftentimes, this is off your credit report in as little as 12 months.

If your lender forecloses on your home, you may end up having to repay them for the money they lost. A foreclosure can take 12-18 months to process.

This dramatically increases the loss and makes any deficiency judgment potentially bigger. Contrast this with a short sale.

Few lenders ask for a promissory note on a short sale. As an example, on one short sale, the bank lost over $120,000. They settled with the seller for $25,000 to be repaid over 15 years with zero interest.

The seller’s monthly payment was only $138,89. You can often even negotiate and have the promissory note waived. Most lenders also have a policy that the upside down debt is erased on a short sale.

It doesn’t happen every time. So check your options before you start the process. Thinking about a short sale?

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ImageShort sales can drag out giving you time. It takes maybe sometimes a month to sell the house. Then, the short sale negotiations start. They can drag out for 3-6 months. So instead of foreclosure here is what you should do.

Here is a tactic you can use to delay the foreclosure process and even stop a foreclosure sale. Stop Your Foreclosure With A Short Sale  Click here *http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/stop-foreclosure

Image Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail atc.mrvaughn@gmail.com

I will contact you for a free consultation. Click Here *Image

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 813-679-3477 or visit at http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area.

Thanks for reading this, Vaughn Rice.

Vaughn is a Real Estate Agent at Quicksilver Real Estate Group.
E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477. Click Here*Image

One You Can Trust To Serve You

View My Office homes for sale at  http://companylistings.drshortsale.mfr.fusionmls.com/

Vaughn Rice specializes in assistance with short sales in Tamp Bay Area of Florida

Vaughn Rice, Quicksilver Real Estate Group is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse 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. I can offer you loan modification information.

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.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. 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 Vaughn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Quicksilver Real Estate Group.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area. E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477   Click Here *Image
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How Soon Can I Buy Another Home After A Short Sale?


How Soon Can I Buy Another Home After A Short Sale?

I receive this question a lot. “I am upside down and need to move. I would like to buy another home. Can I do that?” they asked me.

Today they can. FHA (the Federal Housing Administration) has a new program that enables you to short sale your existing home and buy a new home right afterwards.

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The home you purchase would have to meet FHA’s standard lending guidelines. FHA is a great mortgage program.

In fact, more people buying a home in today’s market are getting an FHA loan.

Here is what you would need to do to participate in the program:

1. Determine if you qualify to participate in the program. We have been told that you will need the following.

(Guidelines can change at any time, so make sure you check them with a Mortgage Professional familiar with the program.)

A. A 640 FICO credit score or better.

B. You must be current on all installment payments and your mortgage.

C. No bankruptcy or foreclosure on your credit in the last 7 years.

D. The home you are purchasing must be inferior to the one you are selling. I don’t know the exact guidelines, but I think it means it is a smaller home, or it has less bedrooms or a lower price.

E. You will need the 3.5% down payment for the new purchase.

2. Continue making your mortgage payments each month.

3. Talk to a Mortgage Professional and fill out FHA’s Short Sale and Buy Application.

4. Get pre-approved for your next home loan.

5. Put your home on the market with a licensed short sale realtor.

6. Once the short sale is approved, then you can start looking at other homes.

7. Close on selling your home and on purchasing the new property.

All in all it seems pretty simple. The key is to make sure they you are approved for the loan on the next home before you sell your existing home. Thinking about a short sale?

Find out how much your home is worth.
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ImageShort sales can drag out giving you time. It takes maybe sometimes a month to sell the house. Then, the short sale negotiations start. They can drag out for 3-6 months. So instead of foreclosure here is what you should do.

Here is a tactic you can use to delay the foreclosure process and even stop a foreclosure sale. Stop Your Foreclosure With A Short Sale  Click here *http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/stop-foreclosure

ImageDiscover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail atc.mrvaughn@gmail.com

I will contact you for a free consultation. Click Here *Image

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 813-679-3477 or visit at http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area.

Thanks for reading this, Vaughn Rice.

Vaughn is a Real Estate Agent at Quicksilver Real Estate Group.
E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477. Click Here*Image

One You Can Trust To Serve You

View My Office homes for sale at  http://companylistings.drshortsale.mfr.fusionmls.com/

Vaughn Rice specializes in assistance with short sales in Tamp Bay Area of Florida

Vaughn Rice, Quicksilver Real Estate Group is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse 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. I can offer you loan modification information.

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.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. 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 Vaughn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Quicksilver Real Estate Group.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area. E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477   Click Here *Image
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How A Short Sale Can Help You And Your Neighbors Avoid The Side Effects Of A Foreclosure

How A Short Sale Can Help You And Your Neighbors Avoid The Side Effects Of A Foreclosure

I recently received a question from Werner. “I am behind on my payments and thinking of just letting my home go into foreclosure. What does that do to the neighborhood?” he asked.

Here is our answer to his question. It does hurt the neighborhood. But, it also hurts you.

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Most banks do not do a good job and processing and handling foreclosures
. They take 12-18 months to foreclosure on a house and then sell it.

In the meantime they do little to maintain the home. I estimate that half of all the properties I have seen in foreclosure have never even been checked on by the lender.

It has gotten so bad that one homeowner even started up a website to report on these banks. The website is called Lender Offender. Check it out here: <a href=”http://www.lenderoffender.com/“>www.LenderOffender.com</a>.

In my opinion these banks are not being responsible with these properties. The biggest problem is that Uncle Sam usually takes the fall for any loss.

Uncle Sam does this by guaranteeing them against loss on many mortgages. Or in other cases, Uncle Sam has already bought the defaulted loan from the bank.

The homes eventually sell for a discount after the foreclosure. No home buyer is going to pay market value for a home that needs repairs!

This gives the banks little incentive to check on these properties. Fortunately you can help. Stay in your home until it sells. Keeps it looking good and everything in good order?

Then, put it up for sale as a short sale. That will help protect the property values in your neighborhood. Thinking about a short sale?

Find out how much your home is worth.
Free House Value   Click here*     http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/house-value

ImageShort sales can drag out giving you time. It takes maybe sometimes a month to sell the house. Then, the short sale negotiations start. They can drag out for 3-6 months. So instead of foreclosure here is what you should do.

Here is a tactic you can use to delay the foreclosure process and even stop a foreclosure sale. Stop Your Foreclosure With A Short Sale  Click here *http://instantbizsites.com/VaughnRice/stop-foreclosure

Image Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail atc.mrvaughn@gmail.com

I will contact you for a free consultation. Click Here *Image

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 813-679-3477 or visit at http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area.

Thanks for reading this, Vaughn Rice.

Vaughn is a Real Estate Agent at Quicksilver Real Estate Group.
E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477. Click Here*Image

One You Can Trust To Serve You

View My Office homes for sale at  http://companylistings.drshortsale.mfr.fusionmls.com/

Vaughn Rice specializes in assistance with short sales in Tamp Bay Area of Florida

Vaughn Rice, Quicksilver Real Estate Group is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse 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. I can offer you loan modification information.

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.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. 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 Vaughn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Quicksilver Real Estate Group.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here *
http://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/#!contact/c15n8

Helping you sell & buy homes in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico. . The Tampa bay area. E-mail:  c.mrvaughn@gmail.com or visit athttp://www.isellyourfloridahome.com/
Phone: 813-679-3477   Click Here *Image
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