Another Successful Bank of America Short Sale

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Hardship: Financial and medical. The Seller is in his 80s and had never made a late payment on anything his entire life until he missed 3 payments on this property. He had lived here for almost 20 years. The property was refinanced to help pay the medical expenses of his terminally ill wife who recently passed away. 

1st Lien with Bank of America for $179,000

No other liens

Property was listed on 12/05/2009 at $95,000. It was slowly reduced and on 1/18/2010 went pending for $75,000 all cash.

The challenge: I wanted to avoid going through the Equator system due to the sellers age and the fact that he was confined to an assisted living facility. I felt that the Equator system would be confusing to him since he did not have access to email or a computer.

After a couple of days of begging negotiating I was able to get the file directly into the hands of a supervisor. The complete file was submitted on 1/22/2010 and we had written approval on 3/11/2010. That was 48 days after submission. Closing was today 4/22/2010. Or 138 days from listing to closing.

Bank of America accepted $68,700 or 38% of what was owed.

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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Chase Short Sale Approval…..

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…..only took 9 months!!! And we are not closed yet. Amazingly we still have the original Buyer that went under contract at the end of April 2009.

Property location:

  • Florida Keys (Vacation home)

Hardship:

  • Illness.

Lender(s):

  • Chase on the first and 2nd. About 5 months into the Short Sale transaction the 2nd was passed off to Allied International Credit (AIC).

Purchase Price:

  • $303,000

Amounts owed:

  • Chase was owed $693,000 on the first and agreed to accept $273,000 (39% of the debt)
  • AIC was owed $94,000 on the 2nd and agreed to accept $3,000 (3% of the debt)

Terms:

  • No note. No cash contribution.

Special conditions:

  • This was a co-listing with Kelly Willey from ActiveRain. She handled the property and I took care of the Seller and the Short Sale negotiations. There is also a Broker on the selling side. Chase agreed to pay 3 Brokers. There was a HOA lien for $18,000 that the Seller paid off. Took 90 days to get under contract.

We should be closing next week with a cash Buyer.

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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Bank of America and Equator.com make it personal.

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Hi Folks. Recently I have had two Buyers balk at providing me personal info I need if they want to purchase a Bank of America Short Sale. I really do understand where they coming from but….most of the big lenders including Bank of America and GMAC are now running most of their short sales through http://www.Equator.com.

Supposedly the Equator system will help to shorten the time involved with getting these Short Sales approved. From what I’m hearing Bank of America is giving approvals in 60-90 days as opposed to the 6-9 months they were taking. That’s a good thing.

The Equator system is asking for some personal Buyer info. I assume this is to make sure transactions are “arms length”. If the Buyers want to purchase a Bank of America Short Sale then we have to enter the data.

The reality is it’s less data than what the closing agent will want and far less than they would have to provide if getting financing.  What Equator is requiring is simply:

  • Date of birth
  • The first 5 digits of their social security number.
  • The Buyer’s address.

That’s all we need. No big deal. Of course the Buyers always have the option of just not buying a Bank of America Short Sale. I just hate to see them miss out on a good deal over something so minor. What say you?


Here’s the screen shot from Equator.

Broker Bryant www.CentralFloridaShortSales.com

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Bank of America Short Sales Require More Than Just Waiting Around.

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Pissed off Broker BI have a Short Sale with Bank of America that I have been working on for a very long time. In fact we are on our 4th Buyer. This Buyer has been under contract since August and has been very patient. I won’t bore you with the details but just suffice it to say that today was the day I needed to get some answers. So I fired off this email to a whole bunch of people in high places.

To who it may concern,

Bank of America’s lack of response to this short sale is disheartening to say the least. My seller has been jumping through hoops for over a year trying to work something out with your bank. We now have the FOURTH buyer that is willing and able to close on this property at market value yet your bank has now closed the file for “Insufficient offer”.

The call center states the file was closed on 4 February even though I have emails from X on the 17th of February stating it was still at the Investors. Was she lying? Or just out of the loop? In fact a new BPO was ordered and done on February 5th.

Back in November I had a long email thread with L who had asked the buyer to raise the contract price from $65,000 to $67,500. They did.  She then asked the seller to contribute $2,700 in cash. He agreed. We thought at this time that we were close to getting an approval. 

The transaction went dead until I heard from L on 12-21-09 telling me the file had been switched over to X

At this time I started trying get an update from X. I was told by her on 2-1-10 that the file was with the investor and had been submitted on 1-8-10. I was again told by her on 2-17-10 that it was still with the investor.

On 3-5-10 the call center told me the file was approved by Freddie Mac on 3-3-10 and that I should be getting the letter at any time. I called back in on 3-09-10 and was told the file was closed. Since then I have sent numerous emails to X and a couple of emails to her supervisor and have not received a response from either. I have also left several messages on X’s voice mail that have not  been returned.

Today I am filing a complaint with the OCC and the BBB. Of course I’m sure you have a very long list of complaints so one more probably means nothing to you. 

I have been working short sales for several years and understand the frustrations on all sides of the transaction. What I don’t understand is the complete lack of communication on this file. If you are not going to approve the short sale then tell us so. Ignoring us is just wasting our time.

I am the co-owner and founder of a network of Short Sale agents throughout the country called www.ShortSaleSuperStars.com  From what I have read on our site, agents and consumers everywhere are pissed off with your complete incompetence. But that’s an issue for a media interview and has nothing to do with this email.

So back on topic. What can I do to HELP you get this file approved and off your desk? THE END

I received a response in 15 minutes and should have my approval tomorrow. Life is good. If you are facing foreclsoure please give ma a call. I may be bale to help.

 

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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I’ve got news for ya. You already did. When you purchased the property. You signed two documents. The mortgage. That created the lien and gave the lender the right to foreclose on your property (their collateral). And, you signed a promissory note. That was/is your personal promise to pay back the money you borrowed.

The Short Sale releases the lien (mortgage). It may or may not release you from the note. If the Lender is offering to swap out your $200,000 note, that you already signed, for a $10,000 at ZERO interest over 10 years then……why not sign and be done with it?

Think about it before you answer. Consult with an attorney. Then make the decision that works for you. Just don’t say “I ain’t signing no frickin’ note!!!” without thinking it through. Make sense?

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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New NE Orlando Florida Short Sale Opportunity

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3953 Shawn Circle Orlando Florida 32826
3 bedrooms and 2 baths with 1613 Sq Ft Living Area Built in 1999
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$145,000

Beautiful home with many upgrades. Convenient NE Orlando location. Rounded drywall corners, tile flooring in the family room, screened and covered rear porch, fenced yard, upgraded blinds, light fixtures and ceiling fans through out. Community pool. Very clean and ready for a new owner. It is a short sale so please allow 90 to 120 days for closing.

 

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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Broker Bryant www.CentralFloridaShortSales.com
Well OK then. BUT…..did you know getting it removed is not enough? “What ya talkin’ ’bout Willis?” Having the deficiency language removed from a Florida Short Sale approval letter don’t mean squat.

Of course, I am NOT an Attorney nor do I play one on TV. So you need to seek legal advice if this is a big deal. But here’s my opinion. Not only would they have to remove the deficiency language BUT they would have to add a clause stating that they will NOT go after you for a deficiency. AND I personally don’t think this would make a difference either.

So you have to ask yourselfIs going ahead with the short sale better than being foreclosed on?” (Insert the NOT an attorney language). My opinion is “YES”. Yes a Short Sale is better than being foreclosed on. At least with a Short Sale you have tried to do the right thing. However a Short Sale is NOT a free walk in the park. There are consequences.

  • Your credit may be messed up.
  • You may have difficulties getting a mortgage for a few years.
  • You could be liable for some taxes.
  • Maybe that deficiency will come back to haunt you.
  • You will have to move out of your house.

These are pretty much the  same consequences you will have if you get foreclosed on. So why do a Short Sale? In my opinion, it’s the better of two bads.

I guess my point is that you need to take this stuff serious. Do your research. Seek the advice of a competent Attorney and tax professional. Then after all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction….sleep on it. When you are ready to go the path of the Florida Short Sale, call me. I’ll be able to help. OK? 

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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Approved FHA Short Sale in Davenport Florida. $63,000

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Three bedroom 2 bath home located in Davenport Florida. Royal Ridge is a gated community about 15 minutes to Disney. Less than 1 mile to I-4. 30 minutes to Orlando and about 45 minutes to Tampa. This two story house has 1276 sq ft of living area and a hard to find downstairs master suite. Fenced rear yard. Gas range and gas hot water. FHA approved Short Sale at only $63,000. Contact us today to arrange your private showing.

Only $63,000

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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Real Estate Market Report for Kissimmee Poinciana Florida for 2009

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Broker/Owner
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc

OK so that chart was fun. I wanted to give a picture of the market in Kissimmee-Poinciana Florida from 2007 to the end of 2009. Check out the depreciation. Property values are down 67% during this 36 month period.

But the good news is values only fell 7% for 2009 and it looks like property values have not only started to level off but may be slowly increasing. 

Here’s another little goody for you. In 2007 there were only 420 sales. 2008 this number increased to 627. In 2009 Poinciana Florida broke an all time record with the most resale property sales in their HISTORY with 1,596!!! That’s awesome!!

Of those 1,596 sales 1,303 of them were either a Foreclosure (1,083) or Short Sale (220). That means that 82% of the property sales in Poinciana Florida for 2009 were distressed properties.

Currently there are 507 properties on the market in the neighborhoods of Poinciana. 102 are foreclosures. 291 are Short sales. 114 are regular listings.

Inventory is real low. It is getting very difficult to find a property in Kissimmee-Poinciana Florida.

Folks if you want to buy in Poinciana now is the time. Do not sit on the side lines any longer or you will be out of luck. If you find a property you like be prepared to make an offer of asking price or more.

If you need to sell…well chances are you will need to do a Short sale. If that’s the case…give me a call. If you are waiting for your homes value to go back to 2006 values…..it ain’t going to happen for many, many years, if EVER, so just get that thought out of your head.

OK that’s it for me. Any questions?

Do NOT be foreclosed on! Avoid foreclosure. Short Sales DO close.

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Has your “flip flopped?”

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Had one of my Investor customers call me last week wanting advice. He has a $30,000 deposit on a house that will be completed next month. At that time he must come up with another $50,000 to close. He bought this house with the sole intention of “Flipping it for a profit. Thankfully I wasn’t the one who sold him this house. He made the mistake of getting in on this subdivision to late in the game. He also bought the largest model in the community. Never a good thing.

I pulled up the community of about 600 homes and found almost 100 active listings 1 pending and only 7 sales since January 1st. Needless to say he has a problem. He can afford to close but he can’t afford the payments and the rentals in this area will leave him with almost a $1,500 per month negative cash flow. So what are his options? The way I see it if he closes he is going to be throwing good money after bad. If he doesn’t close he will lose his $30,000. A very difficult position to be in. In my area I am expecting to get a lot of these calls over the next few months. The Realtor that sold him the houses loses, the builder loses, the mortgage company loses, the Investor loses and the subdivision loses. The only “winner” in this case is the infomercial guy who sold the “Can’t lose get rich quick in real estate or die trying six weeks to becoming a millionaire information pack available on cd or cassette tape guaranteed to work or your money back we promise” scheme.

Just another example of how investing in real estate is a serious business. The experienced Investors that I work with rarely sell anything. They make their money going in, cover the mortgage by the rent and wait. Flipping is great when it works and can wipe you out when it doesn’t. So, has your “flip flopped?”

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