Help Homeowners Avoid The Loan Modification Trap [InfoGraphic]

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Help Homeowners Avoid The Loan Modification Trap [InfoGraphic]

  Most loan modification programs focus on making payments affordable for the short term instead of reducing the borrower’s principal to eliminate the burden of negative equity (when what is owed on the house is more than its value). What is a Loan Modification? According to HUD, a loan modification “is a permanent change in…  Continue Reading

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HOPE NOW Releases May Short Sale Numbers

According to Faith Schwartz, executive director of HOPE NOW, short sales are drastically helping their overall foreclosure prevention efforts. The month of May brought nearly $38,000 completed short sales, bring the program’s total to over 900,000. In addition, 63,000 homeowners received permanent, affordable home loan modifications, with more than 17,500 through HAMP and 45,000 through proprietary…  Continue Reading

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Servicers Modify 210K Loans Through Own Programs in Q1: Report

Servicers Modify 210K Loans Through Own Programs in Q1: Report

An estimated 210,000 homeowners received permanent, proprietary loan modifications from mortgage servicers during the first quarter of 2011, according to data released by HOPE NOW on Monday. That’s down nearly 20 percent from the 261,500 private-program mods reported during the fourth quarter of 2010, and 40 percent fewer than the 347,000 completed in the third…  Continue Reading

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Freddie Mac’s Delinquencies Decline for Fourth Straight Month

Freddie Mac’s Delinquencies Decline for Fourth Straight Month

Officials at Freddie Mac have maintained that the new single-family business the company acquired in 2009 and 2010 “continues to demonstrate strong credit quality based on borrower credit scores and loan-to-value ratios.” The percentage of home loans going unpaid is steadily declining for the nation’s second largest mortgage company. Freddie Mac reported Tuesday that its…  Continue Reading

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Bad news for real estate investors! Diversify or die in 2011!

Bad news for real estate investors! Diversify or die in 2011!

So I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news today but there’s some data I have in my hands that I must reveal to you. Read this carefully please. *Short Sale flips are tougher to do than ever. There simply aren’t enough people who can get bank loans to “cash you out” once you…  Continue Reading

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Free One On One Short Sale Negotiation Training

Free One On One Short Sale Negotiation Training

Morning! I just finished up a morning bike ride to get in my daily exercise. My doctor said I’m having back spasms so I’m riding my bike instead of lifting weights. Man does it feel good. Anyway, I was thinking about you while I was riding and I have a question…. Do you negotiate your…  Continue Reading

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Nearly 50% Bail on Mortgage Aid Program

Nearly 50% Bail on Mortgage Aid Program

We’ve seen it before and here is proof again that the government-sponsored mortgage aid programs are not working. Late last week, the Treasury announced that about 48% of the 1.3 million homeowners who enrolled in the flagship mortgage-relief program since March 2009 are no longer in the program. That represents about 630,000 homeowners who have…  Continue Reading

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Weekly Kick-Off

** Have you registered for the SREC Foreclosure Academy yet? Join us May 14-16 in Dallas, TX to learn how you can “Conquer the Crash” and take advantage of the massive opportunity for real estate investors. For details and to register, visit www.srecforeclosureacademy.com. ** Stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming TOMORROW about a traffic…  Continue Reading

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The long and short of short-selling homes

By Sean Sposito/The Star-Ledger February 17, 2010, 6:00AM ED MURRAY/THE STAR-LEDGER Goldie Sommer, a real estate attorney who has overseen more than 250 short-sale deals in the past two years, does research at her office in Fairfield. Record high unemployment has put some borrowers in jeopardy of losing their homes. They are considering refinancing, home…  Continue Reading

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Without Question………The Country’s Top Short Sale Lawyer

Without Question………The Country’s Top Short Sale Lawyer

For the past several years, coaching clients and students of Strategic Real Estate Coach have turned to one man when a deal is on the line . . . Jeff Watson. If something went wrong at the last second at the closing table, who did they call?  Watson. When a lender suddenly switched up the…  Continue Reading

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Fannie Mae Promotes Short Sales?

Fannie Mae Promotes Short Sales?

During the past month, we’ve heard of several ideas and seen several attempts to give some relief to distressed homeowners facing foreclosure. Here are a few: interest rates have been lowered, loan modifications are being proposed, foreclosure moratoriums have been suggested as has the use of bankruptcy courts to restructure loans. The whole thing gives…  Continue Reading

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