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Wed Jul 28, 2010
Jane Grant answered:
I remember your other question about not being able to find your title documents. Contact and see if they can assist you. They do free consultations and specialize in Real Estate. I realize you feel there is no hope but perhaps they can help you. ... more
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Fri May 27, 2016
John Juarez answered:

My guess is that you are dealing directly with the listing agent on an REO that you are trying got purchase. You should get an experienced local REALTOR® to help you. After all, who do you think will be answering your questions here on Trulia? If you had your own REALTOR®, one experienced in handling REO transactions, you would be told that REO sellers often counter verbally or by email. If you agree to the counter, you can expect to receive a written addendum (agreement) in a few days that will set out the terms of the agreement that the seller is willing to embrace.

Please…get a REALTOR® on your side…the seller will pay the commission.
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Mon Jan 17, 2011
Glen Mitchell answered:
contact the department of housing and community development.
There # (916) 445-4782

Glen Mitchell
Manufactured Home Dealer
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Tue Jul 20, 2010
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
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Thu May 20, 2010
Diane Wheatley answered:
Are you in arrears on this property? Is it (was it) your primary residence? The cash for keys may be a part of the HAFA program that was released in April. You can let the property go back to the bank through a deed in lieu. Being a Realtor I would be interested in selling it of course. You have lots of solutions but they do point in the same direction which is how to best dispose of it. If you would like to talk more about your options, please give me a call. I specialize with situations such as yours every day. I'm here to talk and you are under no obligation.

Good luck and beware of those who ask for $$$. That is absolutely NOT necessary for you to gain reliable advice and opinions.

Diane Wheatley, Broker
(909) 815-4499
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Thu May 13, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
The deadline for an executed contract--signed by all parties-- was 4/30/2010, unless military personnel--see IRS link for additional information, and consult with your tax professional for qualifying IRS codes.,,id=206293,00.html
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Matt Taylor answered:
I am hearing a lot of complaints that BOA is taking a long time w/ their short sales. Why I dont know. As with any shortsale, after making an offer you should continue shopping until you have a bank approval. ... more
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
You produce evidence, regardless of what form it's in.

For example, if you plan on selling stock, produce your stock broker's statement.

If you literally have it in cash, you might be better off putting it in the bank to prove it's somewhere.

If it's in the form of precious metals--say gold--produce evidence (such as the depository statement) showing the quantity of gold you own.

Those are just a few examples.

Hope that helps.
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Mon Mar 8, 2010
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
David Gorham answered:
Most likely not. You need to consult with a tax advisor or CPA. The good news is that if the house does get foreclosed on the defalted amount will not be charged back to you as income. Mortgage Tax Reform until 2012, I believe. ... more
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
Angelica Torres answered:
I hope is 1545 Arizona Ave, San Bernardino CA. The price is $96,900. The sq ft is is 1056. Call me at 626-367-4937 if you need assistance purchasing a property.
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Dianne Hicks answered:
I understand it is very upsetting and seems to happen more often that I would like these days however by best advise is to look forward not back. It will only hurt you not them, everyone usually gets what is coming to them in one form or another. If you believe in God that I think perhaps he has a better plan for you. Perhaps you will find a house you like even more!

Best of Luck
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Jane Grant answered:
Find a mortgage professional to help you with your refinance. Look for an experienced Mortgage Broker who has an established business.

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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Hannah Fliegel answered:
Hi Steff,

Typically the bank agent or REO Realtor will show up on your door and ask you to move within a few days after the trustee sale. If the property was purchased at the auction then that buyer would show up on your door.
You can ask for cash for keys but I would not expect a $20k check or something. They might pay for your moving truck if you have no money to move.

Typically you have 30 days if you owned the home and 90 days as a renter in the home.

My advice would be to start looking for a new place so that you can move in the next 2 months. Good luck!
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Cindy Vedder answered:

If you still have questions after our conversation, feel free to call me.


Cindy Vedder
951 2231 8439
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Sun Nov 29, 2009
The Medford Team answered:

The most effective way to get a comprehensive and accurate evaluation is to call three local Realtors, invite them to view the property in person and then run a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for you. Before the day is through, you will probably have at least three local agents responding to this question who might be able to help you. We’re not supposed to respond with values in this forum; however, if you click through to their contact information, you should be able to contact them directly to get what you need. ... more
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Fri Nov 20, 2009
Dan Chase answered:
The simple concept is this: Buy in that place and the roof leaks what happens? The roof has to be fixed, but what if the other 3 neighbors refuse to pay for it? Will you let your place get ruined or would you pay to put a new roof over everyone? The same question applies to all problems the property could have. This includes insurance for the whole building.

I despise the concept of HOA's. But if you have several different people living in the same buliding which will need repairs (multiple) over time it makes sense to have someone who has put money together for future repairs. If this does not happen suddenly everyone in the building (being fair) would have to suddenly come up with $5,000 when something ($20,000) goes wrong with the building. But as you know, many people now have a very hard time meeting their mortgage payment, so any extra amount is impossible for them to come up with. A well run HOA would have reserves for such occurances, but not all HOA's are well run.

As far as a HOA for a single house, I will ALWAYS see it as a bad idea. But when you share the same walls, foundation, and roof with others you need something to make sure repairs are done to keep your living space in the air instead of falling into the cellar.
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Emily Knell answered:
There are a lot of variations when an agent says "short sale approved". It could have been approved months ago at a higher price that is unreasonable today.

OR It could have been approved with a previous buyer

What seems like an EZ PZ thing to us Realtors & the steps the bank has to take to just approve another buyer is a different story.

I have a short sale right now that was approved with a buyer, 1st buyer walked, back up buyer won, however before they can close the bank needs to Change the name on the approval letter & unfortunately for the bank it's not a simple matter of having a secretary just re-type it. It has to go back to upper management & blah blah blah. It took Wells Fargo, for example another 27 days to approve my back up buyer, even though the NET to the bank didn't change at all.

If your offer & the previous buyer's offer is different & the net has changed or is less than it was before, the bank has to re-approve the new net.

If you would like to email to me your exact situation, I'm confident I can give you a more accurate answer.
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