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“MY HUSBAND AND I HIRED THE DARNEY’S TO LIST OUR HOME AND SELL IT FOR US UNDER THE SHORTSALE GUIDELINES.
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! :/
What we have been waiting for: FHA announces Re-Purchase Program 12 Months after SHORT SALE.
Experienced and Economic Event… (Vague? Most homeowners have been hit with an unforeseen economic hardship)
Must Be Fully Recovered… (You’ve been employed and making money for the last 12 months and your credit reflects your recovery)
Complete HUD Housing Counseling… (Pretty simple…takes an hour or so and you receive a certificate)
Reduction of 20% of your income Due To The Economic Event… (In our experience, this is representative of 90% of the homeowners that have short sold their homes)
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