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So what? This is fantastic news for struggling homeowners that are now free and clear of getting slapped with additional taxes for completing a short sale…yes…that “shortage” of what you owed and what was actually paid…is taxable income!
Passing California Assembly June 30, AB 1393 provides protections to California homeowners for debt incurred by a short sale. This bill mirrors the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 enacted by the Treasury for IRS ruling
One of the best tools the government has given homeowners in trouble is this HAMP program…especially those Americans that needed to complete a short sale…HAMP’s HAFA program protects the homeowner in the short sale eliminating the recourse from mortgage companies.
I am frustrated that we are the scape goats for backing federal mandated “gifts” to states to cover Congress’s struggles to meet “promised” money to fix “transit” problems.
Be careful what you wish for…cause it all rolls back to you and your pocket book.
Something fishy here…the majority shareholder in Altisource is also the Founder and Majority shareholder in OCWEN
Great news from NAR on the government approving an extension to the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Relief Act of 2007.
The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Relief Act protects the homeowner from taxation on their short sale of their primary residence.
Of course, California residents are protected from this type of taxation under CCP580E.
While it’s a good idea to get creative, it’s usually a bad idea to pick colors that will clash with your neighbors’ exteriors. You can always stand out but try to do so in an unobtrusive way!
In a short sale, you need the seller’s bank to approve before you can close. Banks require dozens of pages of paperwork to evaluate whether or not to approve a short sale. Since the seller is asking the bank to accept a sale price that’s less than the mortgage amount, the bank needs to verify that a short sale is the right thing to do. Banks want to make sure the seller is indeed unable to stay in the home and can’t afford to pay off the difference between the market value and the bank’s loan amount.
Among the nation’s 20 largest metro areas, the highest foreclosure rates were in Miami, Tampa, Chicago, Baltimore, and Riverside-San Bernardino, California.
Recent numbers place California in the same state of affairs it was just 6 months back! Roughly 6.8 Million SFR mortgages of which 2.3 million are close to or are clearly underwater. A rise in interest rates could throw this number even further into the red…which, is likely to happen over the next few months…above the 5% level! :/