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October 01, 2009

Mortgage Forbearance

Mortgage forbearance is a financing option available to qualified borrowers who become delinquent on their home mortgage loan. Lenders enter into forbearance agreements to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. The only "catch" is borrowers must provide evidence they possess the financial means to cure mortgage arrearages and remain current on future mortgage payments.

Once a mortgage forbearance agreement is in place, lenders cannot proceed with foreclosure action unless borrowers default on their repayment plan. In most cases, borrowers work with their lender's loss mitigation department to obtain approval for extending mortgage payments

Real Estate Investing article on "Mortgage Forbearance"

September 08, 2009

BPO

BPO is the acronym for Broker Price Opinion. BPO's are used within the mortgage lending industry to obtain summarized property appraisals. Broker Price Opinions are used to obtain an estimated value of real estate and are not as thorough as conventional appraisals.

BPO appraisals are often used when homeowners enter into mortgage refinancing or apply for a home equity line of credit (HELOC). BPO's are frequently used to obtain estimated property values of distressed properties such as foreclosure or short sale homes. They can also be used when borrowers obtain a loan modification to avoid foreclosure.

Real Estate Investing article on "BPO"

August 07, 2009

Broker Price Opinion

Broker Price Opinion refers to the process used to obtain property values. Mortgage lenders and bank loss mitigation departments utilize BPO reports in lieu of traditional property appraisals to obtain estimated property values of real estate which is entering into foreclosure or when borrowers wish to obtain a loan modification.

Broker Price Opinion is not the same as a traditional property appraisal. As the name suggests, the appraised value is an opinion based on a variety of predetermined factors. These can include the area where the property is located, square footage of the home, lot size, and the condition of other homes in the area; including the percentage of foreclosure or bank owned properties.

Real Estate Investing article on "Broker Price Opinion"

April 10, 2009

Investors Who Buy Homes

Investors who buy homes range from the average Joe to real estate gurus such as Donald Trump. Their reasons for buying houses are as varied as their personalities. Some investors focus on purchasing homes to be used as rental properties. Others engage in rehabbing distressed properties and flipping them for profit.

Investors who buy homes for a living must be well educated in all facets of real estate. Professional investors have an established team of experts including realtors, brokers, real estate lawyers, mortgage lenders and other investors

Real Estate Investing article on "Investors Who Buy Homes"