Short Sales: What Buyers Need to Know

Buyers looking for a bargain often ask their agents about short sales and foreclosures, hoping to get a property at bargain pricing. But when they don’t educate themselves about these types of properties, some buyers find themselves in for more than they bargained for. What is a short sale?A short sale gets its name because

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8 Benefits Of Hiring A San Diego Short Sale Realtor

A short sale happens when a homeowner sells their property for less than what is priced on their mortgage. To put it in layman’s terms, the seller is “short”of the money needed to repay the mortgage provider fully. Often, financial institutions such as banks or mortgage providers agree to a short sale for them to

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How and When to Buy a Pre-Foreclosure Property

Pre-foreclosures are confusing to many people. These are commonly confused with the foreclosure process and REOs (real estate owned by a lender).

Simmering a Short Sale on the Back Burner

Short sales are out of vogue and perhaps that’s exactly where they should be in a market with rapid appreciation and multiple offers on ‘turn key’ homes drawing most of the attention. But investors should always

Equator Celebrates 2016 Successes Highlighted by New Products and Customers

Equator, a leading provider of default software solutions for many of the country’s top servicers (including four of the top five largest servicers and a leading GSE), real estate agents and vendors,

Who pays the agent’s commission on a short sale?

In short sales, lenders normally insist that sellers hire the services of a real estate agent to represent them

Foreclosure Vs. Short Sale: Avoid Owing Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Taxes

If you are behind on your mortgage and worried about foreclosure, chances are you may have heard that a short sale can help you avoid foreclosure. But depending on your personal circumstances, you may find that a foreclosure is a “better” choice than a short sale.

Short Sales Falling Out of Favor with Underwater Homeowners

Real estate professionals say that their underwater sellers are less likely to consider a short sale, even if faced with foreclosure.

Your Short Sale Negotiating Strategy

Short sales are becoming less popular but they still exist. If you’re still pursuing short sales now is the time to revamp your negotiating strategy. Because the seller won’t see a penny in the transaction totally changes the dynamics of everyone’s negotiating strategy. The buyer and seller aren’t negotiating with each other. Instead, they are

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What To Consider When Qualifying A Short Sale

Short sales are slowly fading into the past but good deals will remain until increasing house values fully exceed under water values. Right now, short sales remain a viable investment option in many markets. Start By Qualifying the Seller While the amount of time it takes loan servicers to decide to accept a short sale

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