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Foreclosure in Miami : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 21, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
I am not sure who gave you this advice, but i believe you were misinformed.
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Sat May 23, 2009
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Chula,

Countrywide has been taken over by Bank of America which is probably adding to the slowness of any action. You need to keep in touch with your attorney, and make sure they are in contact with someone at Bank of America to see where you stand on this.

Nadine Mauro
Regency Realty Services
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Tue May 12, 2009
Jeff Pate answered:
Hey Sunny,
There is hope. I work with a lot of short sales and one thing you have to remember is that you have more power than the lender wants you to think you do. If you can find a third party loss mitigater they can help you negotiate a soultion. Lenders are fools a lot of the time. There is no one who is responsible personally for any outcome. They try to fit you into a specific profile and when the numbers don't line up you are screwed (or so they tell you). If you want to deed in lieu then do it. How will you be any worse off if the lender says you can't because you are not current on the HOA fees. Are you kidding me? Guess what ... the lender will pay them when they own the property. Along with the taxes and the insurance. They will have to. After all of the taxpayers billions the lenders have received from the bailout they can afford it. If I can help in any way with your situation please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
Each lender handles commision differnt. Lenders are starting to pay commision because they pay reasonable commisions on REO (Realestate owned) and they have discouraged agents from making offers on short sales because of the issues they run into. The best agents to be involved in these transactions are agents that know them and understand them.

With regards to the irs income taxes on the short fall; today people do not have to pay income taxes on that short fall because of the 2007 debt forgiven act which expires in 2010.

Keith Manson
First Weber Group
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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Wed May 6, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
This is a great human interest question that is most appropriate for today's times. Living in Florida and working in the real estate business has brought us face to face with the delema of elderly living on fixed incomes being forced to make decisions they never anticipated.

Many of these people are finding they no longer have the resources they once had and must make a drastic change. One sinerio we have witnessed is the drastic increase of 80 year olds that feel the necessity to go back to work to be able to survive. Many are faced with the decision of buying food, paying for housing, or purchasing medicine...............a very sad state of affairs
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Sun May 3, 2009
Audra McCollum answered:

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I think you should consult with an attorney for this question.

Best of luck to you,
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Rosie Morot-Gaudry answered:
Are you shure you're looking to buy a condo for 20,000 or is it 200,000??
I don't think you can find one for 20,000 but no probleme for 200.000.
Let me know if i can help,
Best regards,
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Wed Apr 8, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
Realty Trac is not a listing site,nor are they authorized to list properties. They publish notices of defualt & foreclosure from the public records. This information is available for free. Most of these propertiesd have not even caome on the market yet. They are a for profit site,and they publish this inaccurate,incomplete and misleading information in the hope of getting people to register and pay for this public information. This house is still in the foreclosure stage and not yet available,to the best of my knowledge. when foreclosure is complete,it will most likely be listed at market value(yet to be determined) with an agent. if you are interested in purchasing a foreclosure,I suggest you contact a local agent who can find available properties on the MLS. If your agent is not being helpful,I suggest you contact another agent. ... more
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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
You follow the advice of your attorney.

If he IS NOT on the loan his credit may not be effected HOWEVER concerned about any tax issues and etc.

Nothing you can do if house is going to foreclosure unless you speak direct with lender, request a extend the time, banks dont want the home... however if he is not on the loan he cant speak with lender.

~ National Featured Realtor and Consultant, Lecturer regarding Credit Repair, Mortgage Loan Officer
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Sat Mar 28, 2009
RN answered:
Realty Trac is not a Realtor. It is a site that lists public records about default and foreclosure properties.
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Sun Mar 22, 2009
Janie Coffey answered:
First and foremost, call the bank and speak to them. I am sure you have, but keep calling them and stay in touch and updated.

Secondly, as soon as you receive any paper work, you need to respond accordingly, often you are given 20 or 30 days to respond to the court and you cannot miss that date. It is at this point that you need to have an attorney write the response for you if at all financially feasible. Ask if they will give you a forebearance. They can't modify the loan, but a forebearance might allow you some time to get back on your feet, but they will expect the past due payments or something along those lines, when the forebearance period is over, say in 3 months.

There are different things that could delay the process and an attorney might be the best one to assist you. I know this might be hard with the current financial situation, but do try. Also, no matter what, if you have HOA or COA fees, make sure to stay current with them. There are other "techniques" that can be used to delay such as asking the lender to "produce the note" which could slow things down as it has likely been sold and they may have misplaced it. Or there could be errors in the foreclosure process which also might slow things down if a good attorney catches them.

I will say to be very very wary of people offering help for a fee. There are alot of scams out there and if you do seek the help of an attorney, make sure they are not part of a questionable business. Check how long they have been in business, how long they have been doing foreclosure work, if there are any complaints, etc. Money is precious right now and you need yours to protect your property so be diligent when selecting someone to help.

With kind regards

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Fri Dec 20, 2013
RN answered:
The lender cannot take those possessions from you. They can, however, take the property itself.
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Wed Feb 4, 2009
Audra McCollum answered:
A licensed Realtor with MLS access could certainly provide you with that information. Otherwise you can do it on your own under the 'Find Homes' tab here on Trulia - mouse over 'Find Homes' the tab in green at the top of the page and click Miami Foreclosures (for example) although if they are in preliminary stages, they may not have a list price yet. Then to see sale price click 'Recently Sold Homes'.

Otherwise myself or any other Realtor on this site I'm sure would be happy to assist you!
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Mon Jan 26, 2009
Andre Shambley answered:
Good Afternoon Tarena,

In addition to locating an attorney I would also contact The Miami-Dade Mortgage Fraud Task Force . There you can fill out a complaint form. Please read below.

Mortgage Fraud Task Force
Fraud is one of the most prevalent forms of crime in today’s society. According the Federal Bureau of Investigations 2007 Mortgage Fraud Report, the state of Florida is among the top 10 mortgage fraud areas in the country. Miami-Dade County leads the state in fraud loans.

Mortgage Fraud is defined as a material misstatement, misrepresentation or omission relied upon by an underwriter or lender to fund, purchase or insure a loan. There are two types of Mortgage Fraud: fraud for property and fraud for profit. Fraud for property, also known as fraud for housing, usually involves the borrower as the perpetrator on a single loan. Fraud for profit involves industry professionals. There are generally multiple loan transactions with several financial institutions involved.

To combat this crime, the Office of the Mayor has formed a Mortgage Fraud Task Force. Its mission is to reduce mortgage fraud and prevent victimization of individuals and businesses. Through effective education, legislation, regulation, law enforcement and prosecution, the Mortgage Fraud Task Force will minimize your risk of becoming a victim.

The Task Force consists of an executive board made up of elected officials, government professionals, business leaders, law enforcement professionals and prosecutors. The board is responsible for policy, decision making, vision and direction.

Additionally, five committees will be responsible for executing the Task Force’s mission:

Law Enforcement Committee is responsible for the detection, investigation, apprehension and prosecution of the mortgage fraud subjects and enterprises.
Legislative Committee is responsible for enhancing current laws, and creating new laws and ordinances.
Regulatory Committee is responsible for enhancing and enforcing regulations of all parties involved in the mortgage transaction.
Business Partnership Committee is responsible for creating and transmitting effective business practices to enhance cooperation with law enforcement and between different professions involved in the mortgage transaction.
Education Committee is responsible for creating public awareness through printed literature, newspaper articles and television reports.

Mortgage Fraud Task Force Contacts

Glenn R. Theobald
Chairman, Mortgage Fraud Task Force
(305) 471-2561

Luis Andre Gazitua
Senior Advisor, Office of the Mayor
(305) 375-5071

Please don't hesitate to contact if you need additional help.

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Tue Jun 9, 2009
John Bennett answered:
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Mon Jan 19, 2009
George Cadman answered:
The MLS shows it went under contract on January 15.
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Thu Jan 15, 2009
Under The Bus Capital Investments answered:
Don't be so glum chum!

You see, in America, there is a solution to ANY problem!

For you, the solution is to "Buy 'n Bail"! It's today's Fix 'n Flip!

Remember, with under-the-bus capitalism, you can privatize profits and socialize losses!

So don't get thrown under the bus!

-Bus Driver
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Fri Dec 19, 2008
David Chamberlain answered:
Iif you buy a foreclosed house then rent it. It would be the same as any other house. There is no stigma if that is what you are getting at.
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Fri Dec 5, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:
What kind of a question is this? Real estate professionals do not create the market.....buyers determine the prices they are willing to pay and the economy is a major contributing factor... ... more
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Thu Dec 10, 2009
Randy answered:
..( in continuation) the title is held by Aurora Loan Services (Lehman Bros) -- anyone got any suggestions please?
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