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June 2012 Monthly Archive

June 11, 2012

Buying a Short Sale

Simon Volkov

If you're thinking about buying a short sale it is imperative to spend time learning about the process. People are often under the impression this is the best approach for getting cheap homes, but this is rarely the case.

For the most part, buying a short sale leaves buyers at the mercy of the bank. Unfortunately, banks can change their rules throughout the negotiation process. They might ask for more money, demand property inspections and appraisals, and other items that increase the original purchase price.

Short sale properties include residential homes, commercial property, and vacant land that have entered into preforeclosure because borrowers defaulted on their mortgage loan. Banks allow property owners to list their realty through an agent at a price lower than their loan balance.

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June 05, 2012

Trustor

Simon Volkov

Trustor is the name given to individuals that establish trusts. Trusts are used to safeguard property and establish beneficiaries to receive assets upon the Trustor's death. A Trustee is designated to manage the trust. In most cases, this is the person that sets up the trust, but there are times when another person is in charge.

The term, Trustor is used with all kinds of trusts including living, land, testamentary, and irrevocable life insurance trusts. Trusts are commonly used with estate planning to avoid probate and reduce estate taxes.

Probate is always needed when estate assets are not transferred to a trust or protected by other estate planning strategies. The process is usually quite slow; especially in heavily populated areas where courts are overburdened.

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