Of course, no one can know for certain what happened on this property unless they talk to the parties in interest, however, title records show the following. The sale in 2007 was to a buyer who financed 100% of the purchase price by using a 1-year Libor with a "tickler" interest rate of 2.75%. My guess, they also bought this stated income and would have never qualified for the purchase using a legitimate, fully amortized, 30 year loan. That resulted in the "sale" in 2008, which was not really a sale but the bank taking back title through a foreclosure (trustee deed). The sale in 2009 was to a buyer who purchased using an FHA 3.5% down loan.
Unfortunately, the lending practices of 2005 through early 2007 just set people up to fail. Hopefully we will all learn from our mistakes and keep this from happening again. Dare to Dream.
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
There are any number of reasons the property sold so many times. Legitimately, it may have been a desirable property or a valuable rental. However, in those years, it was not uncommon for groups of people to buy/sell/buy the same property over and over. By doing so, they would artificially inflate the value. By doing so, they could then pull cash out of the property and eventually defraud the bank.
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