A residential real estate short sale is not a simple process, there are several pieces to it. Here are the top 4 Questions Homeowners Ask When Considering a Short Sale: Do I qualify for a short sale? a. Home market value is worth less than the mortgage b. Legitimate hardship that affects ability to pay … Continue reading Short Sale Process: Top 4 Questions Homeowners Ask
Occasionally in a short sale, one of the owners/spouse, has died, before or during the short sale process. This is a manageable situation, but it requires more work for the short sale agent. In the state of Texas, when somebody dies, the ownership falls to their next-of-kin, namely the spouse and any children. For example, … Continue reading Managing Death in a Short Sale
There are five key factors to consider in determining if a short sale is the right strategy for DFW homeowners: equity, house value, homeowner’s individual financial situation, the lender’s flexibility, and impending foreclosure. Length of ownership: Seven years is generally the tipping point. Until then, the homeowner probably hasn’t built up sufficient equity to pursue a … Continue reading Factors to Consider for a Short Sale in Dallas
There are several reasons why short sales fail. Here are some common situations that can make the process challenging for a short sale agent: Divorce or Separation Many couples who are separated or divorce are not on good terms nor will agree to cooperate to help the other with the sale. Do not take a … Continue reading Reasons Why Short Sales Fail
Many real estate professionals, including investors and agents, in the DFW area have creative solutions to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Although some are legitimate and very successful, you should always be caution to avoid a scam. Read this article from the Dallas Observer about the massive mortgage scam that affected more than 70 homeowners … Continue reading Dallas Foreclosure Scam
Listen to Melody Medley on the Note Closers Show with Scott Carson! http://weclosenotes.com/ep-333-short-sales-in-todays-real-estate-market-with-melody-medley
Attention Real Estate Agents in the DFW area: You are invited to join us in Frisco on Tuesday, September 25th at 1pm for a 2-Hour CE course on Short Sales! This a great opportunity to network with other local agents and learn all about short sales. RSVP is required, please email Ellen.Day@stewart.com
You spent hours, over the past weeks, to send them the correct paperwork only for them “not to receive it”. Or sign the same forms over and over again, because they are picky about your middle initial. Or track down page 6 of 6 on your bank statement that is “intentionally left blank” because they … Continue reading Denied for a Loan Modification?