I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)
Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!... more
Well first off short sales aren't short however that is no excuse for this behavior. The best way to get his intention is ask to be released from the transaction...this should get his attention
PS there is nothing the listing agent can do to make the bank move faster but he can slow them down if he or she is not keeping up with things... more
Your costs associated with the sale of your home on the seller side would be approximately $9500 (closing / title company fee, grantor's tax, recording fees, Realtor fees of 6%). This does not include any prorated taxes or HOA dues (if in an association) or your payoff. This is just a rough estimation.
I have a colleague in Virginia Beach I'd be happy to refer you to for more detailed information. Let me know if I can help you further.
We look at your credit but not credit score. If you have issues... have you satisfied them? Are you working on making payments? If you had a judgement 2-3 years ago and you have made no payments on them, then it shows that you are running from the creditors and would probly do the same in your rental. A lot of people have credit issues and when I look at your credit and see you are trying to satisfy the issues then I will most likely rent to you... if you are not paying them... no rental. As for the pit bull, most insurance companies will not insure a home with a put bull or rottwieller. I know this is not fair! I have had first hand experience with pits and know it is in the up bringing and not all pits are deadly killers. Try getting a rental reference from your current landlord.... more
Maybe the bank is seizing the house, your question is not clear.
Which house,in your neighborhood?
Banks seize homes when Owners do no pay mortgages.
Bank gets permission from a Judge or Court and have a right to enter the house.
Also, sometimes crimes are committed and the authorities want to get evidence.
You would need to bit at the auction like everyone else - typically auctions (at least here in California) require you have certified funds before you can bit, as well as the remainder of the sale is typically due within a certain amount of time (I believe it's 24 hours) from the time your bid won the auction. This makes purchasing with traditional financing difficult if not impossible, but hard/private money lenders are ideal for this situation. In any auction you want to do your own research before bidding on the home, usually you will know what homes will be auctioned off ahead of time so you should check each home out carefully, perhaps hire a home inspector for a day even, and the homes you really really want you should pay $350 (or however much) for an appraisal to determine what the fair market value is... and then with the appraisal & insight from your home inspector, you'll know exactly what your max bid on the home should be. You may even want to attend a couple other auctions first so you aren't nervous at the auction of the home you really want as some can be relatively fast moving (it isn't like a Mecum auto auction, but it's not a silent auction either).
Now there are firms out there that will auction off a lender's REO portfolio - "Foreclosure Auction Firms" is a common name for them, these are homes that are already foreclosed upon that probably failed to sell at a normal auction, so a company approaches the lender and says they'll throw a big "auction party", advertise like crazy, and get a hundreds of people to attend and make bids on the homes. http://www.redcgroup.com/ was (and perhaps still is) one of the biggest national auctioneer's of real property - however the tactics displayed at many of their auctions is very suspect, including reported of "shills" being planted to increase bids on properties. Finally, after winning your bid, then the lender has the final say if they want to accept your bid or not, so if your bid that won the auction didn't meet the lenders "minimum", you find out usually a week or two later, thereby missing out on any potential homes that come up in the meantime.
http://mortgage.ocregister.com/2008/06/20/foreclosure-auction-firms-accused-of-bait-and-switch/ is an article about bait & switch tactics used by REDC.
If you buy a home at an auction, make sure it is an "absolute auction" or "no reserve auction", where no minimum bid is required to be met and the highest qualified bid wins. I am aware Freddie Mac does these from time to time and if you search your local area you can find them advertised as well.... more
Agents can submit listings manually through single listing submit
or set up an automatic XML feed:
Many are fed from local MLS systems and agents can go in a claim their listings to manage them.
Wait until it is empty. No joke. That is the best way.
If you cannot do that, sometimes you will find it difficult and need to lay down ground rules.
It is a good idea to have the rules in your lease.
You can certainly check with your current mortgage company to see if you can short sell your property. Generally you will need to show the mortgage company that you have a hardship and cannot pay the existing mortgage. I would be happy to help you through this process and I work with a Title company that is willing to negotiate the short sale with your bank for you and get you through this sale. If I can be of help please contact me.... more
When you purchase an REO property, you need to look for your own financing. The best way of doing that is speaking to and comparing lenders to determine which product is best for your financial situation. The product you decide on will determine the down-payment necessary.... more
Although my market is in Naples, Florida, I can tell you that exposure has the most to do with a house
that is priced right for the market.
Nomatter where the home is - Advertise, Open Houses, and get it exposed. If it is priced right and
staged, it will sell.
Marie DeLuca, PA, ABR
Gulf Breeze R.E.LLC 239-293-4290... more