2012 Could Be a Record Year for Short Sales

Day: April 29, 2012

2012 Could Be a Record Year for Short Sales

2012 Could Be a Record Year for Short Sales

Short sales are on the rise. Compared to a year ago, the number of short sales being done increased 33%, according to RealtyTrac. In fact, short sales beat out REO sales in 12 states. In all, 32 states saw an increase in pre-foreclosure sales, typically short sales. There are also signs that lenders are more…  Continue Reading

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”I’ll Take a Case of Water, A Flat-Screen TV and a Mortgage”

”I’ll Take a Case of Water, A Flat-Screen TV and a Mortgage”

Wholesale clubs truly are becoming one-stop shops for everything you need… giant boxes of cereal, lawn furniture, bulk toiletries, and now… mortgages. After testing for a year, Costco is launching a full-service mortgage lending program on its website, in conjunction with First Choice Bank and 10-other lenders. To date, the lending partners have issued over…  Continue Reading

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Which Lenders are the Fastest for Short Sales?

Which Lenders are the Fastest for Short Sales?

RealtyTrac recently put together a list outlining which lenders/servicers move through the short sale process the fastest and the cheapest. The frontrunners? Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHA have the shortest timelines with 193 days, followed by Ally Financial at 321 days and PNC Financial at 353 days. The short sale timeline being used as…  Continue Reading

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