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June 02, 2011

Short Sale Act of 2011

The Short Sale Act of 2011 is back on the agenda for review by the House Committee on Financial Services. Previously, submitted as H.R. 6133: Prompt Decision for Qualification of Short Sale Act of 2010 this bill was bypassed by Congress last year, but expected to pass legislation later this year.

If passed, the Short Sale Act of 2011 will require mortgage lenders to respond to borrowers request for short sale approval within 45 days of written request. If the banks fail to respond within the time period the application will be considered approved.

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September 13, 2010

How Does a Short Sale Work

How does a short sale work is one of the most common questions people ask. As more people face foreclosure, the need for short selling has increased. This strategy allows mortgagors the option to sell their home for less than owed on their home loan. However, short selling can lead to additional financial problems if not properly orchestrated.

In order to understand how does a short sale work, borrowers should contact their bank's loss mitigation department. Each banks' short sale policies can differ, but all require bank approval before listing the property for sale at a discounted rate

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April 01, 2010

Expired Listings Marketing

Expired listings marketing provide new opportunities for real estate professionals. By locating expired realty listings, investors and real estate agents can tap into a group of homeowners who are ready and willing to sell their property. However, attaining a successful outcome requires a solid marketing plan with carefully thought-out strategies.

The first element of expired listings marketing involves getting inside the mindset of prospective clients. Many homeowners are filled with angst if their property has been on the market for months or years and not yet sold.

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February 22, 2010

Real Estate Short Sale

A real estate short sale is a type of agreement sometimes offered by mortgage lenders to borrowers who have fallen behind on home loan payments. In order to obtain short sale approval certain eligibility requirements must be met. While short selling offers financial relief to borrowers, it might not be the best strategy.

The real estate short sale process can take between three to six months to complete. The first step involves contacting the bank loss mitigation department. In addition to handling short sale real estate, loss mitigators also work with borrowers to obtain loan modifications, mortgage refinancing and deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions.

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February 09, 2010

Home Foreclosure

Home foreclosure continues to plague Americans, with one of every 385 homeowners receiving notice of default in 2009. By now, everyone knows that Wall Street, subprime lending practices, and skyrocketing unemployment has clouded the American Dream of homeownership. The question remains, is there an end in sight?

Mortgage financiers and government agencies publish conflicting home foreclosure information. Some sources claim bank foreclosures are lessening, while others report the number of foreclosure properties will continue to rise through 2010.

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July 15, 2009

Investors

Investors refer to an individual or group of people who invest money into specific projects. All types of investment opportunities exist. People invest in stocks, bonds, small businesses, corporations, and real estate. Each type of investment comes with its own set of pros and cons. Some can be quite profitable while others take a large chunk out of your savings account.

Investors need to become educated about the market, product, business or individuals they are investing in. It would be rather foolish to invest your life savings into a project or person you know nothing about. Although you might possess beginner's luck and strike it rich your first time out, investing is a game that requires research, planning and a watchful eye over where your investment money is being spent.

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November 12, 2007

Shortsale are lenders willing to do them?

Today, many lenders are willing to engage in shortsale real estate transactions in order to avoid the expense of foreclosure. In a nutshell, when a lender accepts less money than is owed on the loan, it is considered a shortsale. Sounds simple, but the process is actually quite involved. If you do it correctly, you can walk away from your home without owing a dime.

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September 30, 2007

Short Sale Real Estate

Short sale real estate is property that has been sold for a lesser amount than the balance due on a mortgage loan. This type of real estate transaction occurs when a homeowner is no longer able to fulfill their mortgage obligation and defaults on their loan. In order to prevent foreclosure, the lender can elect to allow the homeowner to sale the home for less than is owed on the mortgage.

Typically, lenders only engage in short sales on real estate when the current market value is less than the loan on the property. Short sells are only available to homeowners who have no equity in their home and owe more than the real estate is worth.

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