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July 10, 2010

Loss Mitigation

Loss mitigation is a banking division that handles delinquent accounts. Employees of this division are known as loss mitigators. Their primary job function is to work with borrowers that have fallen behind with mortgage payments and devise a payment plan that keeps financial losses to a minimum.

Loss mitigation handles a variety of real estate transactions including loan modifications, mortgage refinance, pre-foreclosure and foreclosure, mortgage forbearance, real estate short sales, and deed in lieu of foreclosure.

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March 26, 2010

Countrywide Foreclosure List

The Countrywide foreclosure list is an indispensable tool for real estate investors. On any given day, investors can locate over 15,000 foreclosures, bank owned, and cheap homes for sale located across the nation. Most properties are priced well below market value and sold in "as is" condition.

Countrywide foreclosure list properties are part of HUDs Neighborhood Stabilization Program. NSP allows qualified borrowers to obtain grant money to purchase bank owned homes in an effort to stabilize communities hit hard by foreclosure. Recipients of NSP funds have access to properties under Bank of America's "First Look" Purchase Program.

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March 11, 2010

Loan Modification

Borrowers in need of a loan modification must work with their lender's loss mitigation department. In order to be successful, homeowner's should take time to become educated about the process involved and be prepared to provide financial records.

In order to obtain a loan modification, borrowers must meet certain criteria. Obviously, lenders want to make certain borrowers can afford modified loan payments. Therefore, borrowers should be prepared to provide bank statements, payroll records, detailed list of income and expenses and previous years' tax records.

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November 23, 2009

Real Estate Forbearance

Real estate forbearance agreements are used when mortgage borrowers become delinquent with home loan payments. In order to qualify for loan forbearance, homeowners must possess the financial ability to make future payments and work with a bank loss mitigator to devise a repayment plan to cure mortgage arrearages.

When real estate forbearance agreements are issued the mortgage lender agrees not to initiate foreclosure proceedings as long as the borrower complies with payments terms. Mortgage forbearance repayment plans typically extend between three and twelve months.

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November 13, 2009

Deed in Lieu

Deed in lieu is an option presented to borrowers facing foreclosure. Deed in lieu agreements allow borrowers to return their house to the mortgage lender and walk away. Although homeowners' lose all vested monies and receive no sale proceeds they can avoid foreclosure and lessen credit damage.

Mortgage lenders are not required to offer deed in lieu agreements. However, banks benefit by this type of real estate transaction because it allows them to avoid the costly expense of foreclosure eviction.

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June 21, 2009

Mortgage Short Sale

A mortgage short sale is one option available to homeowners facing foreclosure or unable to continue making their mortgage payments. With the current economic turmoil, millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Many must choose between paying their mortgage and putting food on the table. Once they become delinquent on their mortgage note it can be next to impossible to get back on track.

The first step to obtaining a mortgage short sale is to contact your lender. Short sales are usually handled through the bank's loss mitigation department. A loss mitigator will be assigned to handle your case and will work with you throughout the process.

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June 15, 2009

Avoid Foreclosure

If you need to avoid foreclosure, you don't have any time to waste. Although lenders are doing their best to help financially-strapped borrowers keep their house, there are only so many options available. Unless you have the financial means to cure mortgage arrearages and stay on track, you might not be able to stop the foreclosure process.

There are steps you can take to avoid foreclosure, but you must take immediate action. If you haven't already done so, now is the time to contact your mortgage lender. The longer you procrastinate, the harder it will be to convince your lender to work with you.

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June 13, 2009

Bank Short Sale

A bank short sale refers to real estate that is either in foreclosure or has been returned to the bank. With the massive influx of foreclosure real estate, many mortgage lenders are beginning to engage in short sales to avoid the expense of the foreclosure process.

Bank short sale properties can consist of single family homes, condominiums, mobile homes, manufactured homes, commercial real estate or vacant land. When borrowers become delinquent on their mortgage note and unable to fulfill their financial obligation, lenders might allow them to engage in a short sale.

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May 26, 2009

Real Esates

'Real esates' is a common misspelling for 'real estate'. Both spellings refer to real property or raw land used for housing, commercial buildings, farming or ranching. In reality, Earth is one gigantic ball of real estate opportunities!

Today, people are leery of investing in real esates. It's no wonder. With housing prices dropping at unprecedented rates, sellers are reluctant to sell their properties because most of them would take a financial loss.

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November 16, 2008

Cheap Homes for Sale

Looking for cheap homes for sale? If so, you're in luck! In today's recessed economy, foreclosures are occurring at an unprecedented rate. In most suburban neighborhoods, two of every ten homes are up for sale. Although not every house is cheap, there is an abundance of real estate properties priced well under current market value.

A large percentage of cheap homes from sale are foreclosure properties. However, great deals can be found in bank owned, short sale, probate and "For Sale by Owner" real estate. Each type of property has its own set of pros and cons. It is crucial to thoroughly understand what is involved. Otherwise, the cheap homes for sale could end up being one big money pit.

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