You cannot buy this NOD this property yet. But you may offer the current owner a deal, and relieve them of their financial hardship. Being an investor myself, I understand buying distress properties. This actually one of the best times to get a deal. It can be a win-win for you and the seller. Give me a call and Ill help you put an offer together that should get a deal rolling if the owner is looking for a way out of their financial situation.
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Unfortunately, if a property has a Notice of Default filed against it, it does not mean that the property is up for sale. This is considered to be in a pre-forclosure status.
In the event that the current owner is attempting to complete a short sale on the property, then the property most likely will be listed for sale.
Do you have the property address you are interested in purchasing? Then I would be able to help you out more and find out if it is currently listed or if the current owner is interested in selling at this time.
Please let me know.
All the best,
Kat Becker, Realtor
Prudential California Realty
6. Deed in lieu, where owner transfers title to lender upon agreement,
7. listed with a real estate agent for sale.
Anyhow, I could help you find out this situation.
See my 1st comment as well.
At this point, the property owner is in some kind of financial hardship and has several options:
1. make the loan current by paying the arrears and late fees,
2. work out a payment plan or loan modification with lender,
3. HARP program - refinance if owner qualifies,
4. file bankruptcy
5. Short Sale the property if there's no equity to sell it.
If you are interested in purchasing this property, either you or your agent approach the owner and make an offer to buy it through short sale.
Let me know if I can be of assistance.
I have successfully closed 100% of the short sale / NOD listings I have taken since Jan. 1st 2006 & have closed over 3 dozen, my partner has closed over 700. We have a great system & I have done "dual agency" or have worked with the buyer & seller to bring the home to a successful close for all parties including the pesky banks.
I would be happy to show you my Short Sale Resume & you can feel free to grill me with your questions, I think you'll find that with my answers, I know what I'm doing. I know how to approach defaulting homeowners, talk to them about their loan mod efforts (or failures of the banks), put them at ease & let them grill me too with their questions about the short sale process.
In my opinion for John to be making a statement like that about dual agency & short sales, I'm going to guess that he's probably not closed many & lacks the experience / success to make such a comment.
Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk to me some more. I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtors
1. Find a local agent who can help you determine the market value of the property
2. Have the agent contact the homeowner to ask if they will look at unsolicited offers (many agents just send an offer to the owner, trying to be first in line, but I find the owner appreciates the soft sell and will cooperate more if you take it easy with them).
3.a. If the seller is in a short sale situation, work with the seller's agent to put the short sale package together for the lender and be patient
3.b. If the seller is willing to sell and is not in a short sale situation, have your agent begin negotiating and working towards opening escrow. You'll want to do a lot of inspections as soon as possible, since most homes that have mortgage lates also have lots of maintenance needed.
3.c. If the seller doesn't want to sell, make sure he has your contact information so he can call you if he needs help in the future.
4. Never, under any circumstances, get hood-winked into your agent representing you and the seller. If your agent suggests this to "make the transaction easier" or "to reduce costs" - I strongly, urgently recommend you consider another agent. The seller is in a distressed position and your potential liability increases greatly because of it. Bringing dual agency into the deal just adds to the possibility of you ending up in court and/or losing the property. In the end it will not make things easier and it probably won't save you very much money.
Lastly, listen to your local agent to find out if there are any better ways about going after NOD's in your area. I'm a northern California agent, I can't help you with your deal, but the advice I provided applies in any market. Just add to it any localisms your good agent suggests.
Best of luck!
If you are approaching the owner without an agent representing you it can get pretty dicey and a legal tangle can ensue so I would discourage you from proceeding unrepresented.
If you need anything else please don't hesitate to contact me directly and I can assist.
Nelson Shelton & Associates
355 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills CA 90210