Stop Foreclosure Institute of Cape Coral Assisting Homeowners in Distress

Cape Coral FL – I recently saw an article written by a prominent, so called short sale expert. In the article, this supposed expert says the only rules for short sales are HAFA, but even those rules are subject to interpretation.

That is like saying that there are no traffic laws. If that were the case, then everyone could drive 100 MPH and never get a ticket.

That is like saying that the court system has no rules. (Go ask a judge or lawyer and you’ll find out the truth about that pretty fast.)

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The good news for short sale sellers is that there are rules. There are lots of rules in fact. These rules protect you from renegade, rogue employees at short sale lenders. They also protect you from the lenders.

Here is a small sampling of the rules and guidelines for short sales.

FHA Short Sales. There is a 16 page directive from HUD to lenders. This directive gives explicit instructions to all lenders on how to handle short sales on FHA loans.

You can read thru the rules for an FHA Short Sale yourself. Just Google “Mortgagee Letter 2008-43.”

VA Short Sales. VA gives explicit instructions (again in their short sale guidelines. Only, they don’t call it a short sale. They call it a VA Compromise Sale.

Call a VA Loan Center to get a copy of the Compromise Sale Guidelines. Between 65-70% of all the loans in the US are owned or insured by one of the following entities: FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac.

Those entities either own or insure against loss. That also means those entities have the right to dictate what can and cannot be done on a short sale.

The lender handling the negotiations has to follow their guidelines or face stiff penalties. Fannie May and Freddie Mac do not publish their guidelines to the general public. But, we do know they have them.

The lenders have sent Stop Foreclosure Institute Members copies of their guidelines before. The member was disputing something on a short sale. They couldn’t believe a certain rule.

The lender’s negotiator sent them the guidelines for the thing they were disputing. The bottom line is that most (if not all) short sale sales do have rules.

However, the lenders don’t want you to know that.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

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Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Cape Coral Short Sale Myth: There Are No Rules Or Guidelines For Short Sales is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions

Cape Coral FL – You may wonder why a sales contract says the seller pays for certain costs and yet the bank covers the costs. Here is how it works.

The sales contract may have a certain clause say: “Seller to pay title and seller’s documentary stamp taxes.” How does the bank pay that cost if it says the seller is paying it?

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

In traditional real estate (non short sale), certain costs are normally paid by the seller and other costs by the buyer. For example, the seller doesn’t normally pay the buyer’s home inspector.

In these cases, the seller is actually paying those costs. So sales contracts have always been written like that. On a short sale, the costs are paid by the seller on the closing statement.

But, you aren’t paying them. Instead, they are being subtracted from the sales price. The short sale lender gets what remains after the costs are paid. For example.

Sales price: $100,000.

All costs paid by the seller: $9,000.

Net to the short sale lender: $91,000.

The short sale lender is actually paying these costs by simply accepting the lower amount. That is why it is called a “Short Sale.”

The lender is getting paid less than what they are owed. They would have to pay all of those costs if they foreclosed on the house and then sold it.

So, they might as well pay those costs now with the short sale.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

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Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Who Pays The Costs In A Cape Coral Short Sale? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – Yes, many people think they can negotiate with the lender. But, some of them don’t have the skills necessary to be successful.

Here are a few of the things someone needs before they can negotiate a short sale.

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They must have the ability to understand HUD-1 Closing Statements. The lenders will want a copy of the closing statement, also call a HUD-1.

Most people in the lender’s short sale departments are very familiar with HUD-1s. The person negotiating with you will need to answer any questions they have about the HUD and know how to make changes to it.

They must know the short sale seller’s rights. Most short sale transactions fall under certain guidelines. The lenders don’t always like to follow those guidelines.

They might ask the seller to accept a promissory note when the guidelines don’t require that. You could be stuck repaying thousands of dollars unnecessarily.

Make sure the person negotiating on your behalf has a complete understanding of your rights.

They must know how short sale negotiators think. Short sale negotiators don’t just approve every short sale.

There is a process they must follow before approving or rejecting a short sale offer. If the person doesn’t understand then they won’t be able to work your file thru the process to receive an approval.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida.
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor,
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
No. Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor.

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

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Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Cape Coral Short Sale Myth: Anyone Can Negotiate With The Lender is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – We recently gave a couple of common reasons that short sales fail. Today, we will go thru a few more reasons.

(To recap, here were the reasons we put in our previous blog post. Reason #1: The sales price is lower than the lender wants. The lender thinks the home is worth more than it is selling for and won’t approve the short sale unless the price is for the value they have.

Reason #2: The tenant doesn’t allow the home to be showed. Many tenants do not want the home to be shown to buyers because they will have to move before it sells.)

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Reason #3: Your realtor never followed up with the lender. Short sale negotiators are not in a rush. They don’t get paid by the file.

They also make the rules. They will issue ultimatums. “Get me this document by Tuesday. If you don’t, then I will cancel the short sale process.”

Restarting the short sale process will set you back 30-60 days. If your agent doesn’t follow up on the process regularly and quickly respond to requests, then your short sale may be canceled.

Reason #4: Your realtor didn’t keep their paperwork organized. Lenders want correct paperwork that is properly filled out. They want everything organized.

Most short sale departments are a bureaucracy. They have checklists to fill out, forms to check, and other things to check.

If your agent is not organized, then they won’t be able to give them the correct paperwork. They might lose paperwork and have to hunt down replacements.

This takes time and slows down the process. So, be sure you hire an organized, competent agent to help you with your short sale.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida
CApe Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

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Donna Bishop specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Cape Coral Florida. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Short Sales Cape Coral FL Short Sale Cape Coral Short Sale Realtor Cape Coral FL Short Sales. Cape Coral Realtor. Fort Myers Loan Modification Help. Fort Myers Florida. Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor.

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Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Yes, a Cape Coral Short Sales: More Reasons Why Short Sales Fail is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from David. Here was his question.

“My lender ******** Bank verbally told me that my short sale was approved. However, now they are now telling me that Fannie Mae did not approve the sale.

They gave me an option to pay $3,000 upfront and to agree to pay off deficiency. I just cannot afford this option. The pay off amount on the mortgage is $122,000.

The buyer is offering $99,000. The bank’s appraiser said the house is worth $92,000. The Buyer has been waiting to buy the house for 11 months.

What the bank is telling my just doesn’t make sense. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. David.”

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Here was our answer: David, I think your lender is lying to you. We have done a lot of short sales on Fannie Mae Loans. Here is something you may not know.

Your lender does not own your loan. They do not make the ultimate decision on what happens. Fannie Mae owns your loan.

That means that Fannie Mae makes the ultimate decision on whether or not to approve your short sale. Here is why this matters. Fannie Mae does not normally ask for deficiencies or cash from a short sale seller.

They do when the seller is strategically defaulting on their mortgage. But, most people short sale their house because they are having financial problems. If your lender persists, then you might want to contact Fannie Mae directly.

Or contact your Congressperson or Senator. Let them know that you think your lender is lying to you. Fannie Mae will find out what is happening and hopefully let you walk away with no deficiency or any cash out of pocket.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

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View My homes for sale at www.SWFloridaBroker.com. also my real estate trends site; www.DonnaBishopTrends.com.

Donna Bishop specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Cape Coral Florida. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Short Sales Cape Coral FL Short Sale Cape Coral Short Sale Realtor Cape Coral FL Short Sales. Cape Coral Realtor. Fort Myers Loan Modification Help. Fort Myers Florida. Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor.

Copyright 2012 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Cape Coral Short Sales: Why Is This Lender Lying To This Homeowner? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The biggest advantage a short sale has over a foreclosure is that you can buy your next home much sooner.

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Under current lending guidelines, you can buy another home in 3 years after a short sale. After a foreclosure you have to wait 5-7 years in most cases.

(FHA’s current guidelines state that you can get an FHA loan immediately after a short sale, provided that you never missed a payment. If you were in default at the time of the short sale, then you have to wait 3 years before they will approve your loan.)

But, what if did miss a payment and you want to buy another home sooner than that?

There are loopholes in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Remember, the law was written to protect consumers. It wasn’t written to protect the lenders!

You can use the law to your advantage to get a short sale removed from your credit history. Then, you can fix any other negatives on your credit report.

After that, your credit should be good enough to qualify to buy another home.

Here is why you can have the short sale removed from your credit report. The Fair Credit Report Act requires lenders do certain things before reporting negative credit.

If you lender misses any of these steps, then they are not allowed to post that item to your credit report. Don’t kid yourself; the lenders make mistakes like this all the time.

They are more concerned with getting paid than making sure every credit report is done perfectly. A good lawyer that specializes in this can help you.

They will know the intricacies of the law and help you get the short sale removed from your credit so you can buy another home. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at [phone]

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

Share a Smile!

View My homes for sale at www.SWFloridaBroker.com. also my real estate trends site; www.DonnaBishopTrends.com.

Donna Bishop specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Cape Coral Florida. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Short Sales Cape Coral FL Short Sale Cape Coral Short Sale Realtor Cape Coral FL Short Sales. Cape Coral Realtor. Fort Myers Loan Modification Help. Fort Myers Florida. Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor.

Copyright 2012 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

Cape Coral FL – A good short sale realtor will mean the difference between success and failure on your short sale.

Here are the qualities that make a good, effective short sale realtor.

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Persistence. Short sales are frustrating. Many times you will feel like giving up. Many times you will feel like you have finished the task. The short sale will be approved.

Then, the lender tells you that they need a certain document signed by all parties. They won’t approve the short sale until they have that document. You have to send the document and have it signed by everyone.

Some people will be busy and won’t respond. You will have to persist until the sign it and send it back. You never know what documents lenders will throw in at the last minute.

They are always changing policies and procedures and requiring more documents.

Has good organizational skills. Most banks short sale departments are bureaucracies. Everything is CYA. The people working there are not sales people. They are not creative.

They don’t care if a short sale should be approved or not. They only care if their checklist says it should be approved. There is no goal in the process, except making sure the rules are followed properly.

(I think the goal of a short sale should be to reduce the bank’s losses. But, that isn’t the lender’s employee’s goal. They just care about perfect paperwork. Maybe that is why I find the bureaucratic nonsense so frustrating.)

The bottom line is that an organized agent will be able to make sure those rules are followed. They will have everything in order so that the lender’s requests can be met and the short sale approved.

An organized agent will find the time everyday to check on their short sale files and keep the process moving. A disorganized agent will put your file to the side for a week or more.

This will cause delays and could even cause your lender to cancel the short sale process because their requests aren’t being met.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor.

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

Share a Smile!

View My homes for sale at www.SWFloridaBroker.com. also my real estate trends site: www.DonnaBishopTrends.com.

Donna Bishop specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Cape Coral Florida. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Short Sales Cape Coral FL Short Sale Cape Coral Short Sale Realtor Cape Coral FL Short Sales. Cape Coral Realtor. Fort Myers Loan Modification Help. Fort Myers Florida. Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor.

Copyright 2012 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Cape Coral Short Sales: What makes a good short sale realtor? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Chuck. Here was his question.

“I’m trying to short sale. I received a note from my Insurance agent that my Homeowners insurance will be cancelling as of this month because the insurance company went under.

My insurance agent told me that he can place me with the State run insurance agency for $1,900.00, but I will have to pay the money by the end of the month.

I do have $924 in my lender’s escrow account. What do you think I should do? Chuck.”

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Here was our answer: Chuck, Let me ask you a question. Who is the beneficiary of any insurance for your home?

If you are short selling, then you are probably upside down. You have no equity. So if the house burns down tomorrow, then you won’t get any money.

Who will get the money? You lender will, that’s who. Keeping the insurance in place benefits you zero. Besides, most lenders will place insurance for you if it expires.

You are probably tight financially. So why take food out of your kid’s mouth to benefit your lender? It doesn’t make sense to me unless you have lots of the extra money.

That $900 can probably be used better elsewhere. Obviously there are risks in not renewing. So, educate yourself on those risks and make the decision for yourself.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida.
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor.

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

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Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Cape Coral Short Sales: Should I renew my insurance when I am short selling my house? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The biggest advantage a short sale has over a foreclosure is that you can buy your next home much sooner.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Under current lending guidelines, you can buy another home in 3 years after a short sale. After a foreclosure you have to wait 5-7 years in most cases.

(FHA’s current guidelines state that you can get an FHA loan immediately after a short sale, provided that you never missed a payment. If you were in default at the time of the short sale, then you have to wait 3 years before they will approve your loan.)

But, what if did miss a payment and you want to buy another home sooner than that?

There are loopholes in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Remember, the law was written to protect consumers. It wasn’t written to protect the lenders!

You can use the law to your advantage to get a short sale removed from your credit history. Then, you can fix any other negatives on your credit report.

After that, your credit should be good enough to qualify to buy another home.

Here is why you can have the short sale removed from your credit report. The Fair Credit Report Act requires lenders do certain things before reporting negative credit.

If you lender misses any of these steps, then they are not allowed to post that item to your credit report. Don’t kid yourself; the lenders make mistakes like this all the time.

They are more concerned with getting paid than making sure every credit report is done perfectly. A good lawyer that specializes in this can help you.

They will know the intricacies of the law and help you get the short sale removed from your credit so you can buy another home.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

Share a Smile!

View My homes for sale at www.SWFloridaBroker.com. also my real estate trends site:www.DonnaBishopTrends.com.

Donna Bishop specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Cape Coral Florida. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Short Sales Cape Coral FL Short Sale Cape Coral Short Sale Realtor Cape Coral FL Short Sales. Cape Coral Realtor. Fort Myers Loan Modification Help. Fort Myers Florida. Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor.

Copyright 2012 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not refle

Cape Coral FL – You might have heard of Dave Ramsey. He has a popular radio program where he talks explains the benefits of getting out of debt.

Dave is a zealot for the debt free life. “You don’t need to see the inside of a restaurant unless you are working there”, he will tell people in financial trouble that call his show.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

What does Dave recommend that someone should do in order to get out of debt? Reduce spending, eat at home, pay off high interest debt first, etc.

Here is why I think Dave might love a short sale. A short sale is a great way to reduce debt. Where else can you wipe out $100,000, $200,000, and even more in debt? That will make up for eating a lot of rice and beans.

Do you have a house that is underwater to the tune of $50,000 or more? Try a short sale. It’s a great way to erase all that upside down debt.

You can rent another home for 2-3 years and buy your next house at the bottom of the market and save on a lower house price.

You will also save on the interest over the life of the loan. Did you know that on the average 30 year mortgage, you pay as much in interest as you pay for the house?

If you wiped out $100,000 in upside down debt, then that means you actually wiped out another $100,000 in interest. I think Dave might be proud. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (239) 560-3149

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Cape Coral loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.

Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
Former Owner/Broker of A & B Mortgage Brokers of Florida.
Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor
Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
North Fort Myers Short Sales Realtor
Lehigh Acres Short Sales Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
SW Florida Realtor.

Phone: (239) 560-3149. donnabishoprealtor@gmail.com.

Share a Smile!

View My homes for sale at www.SWFloridaBroker.com. also my real estate trends site; www.DonnaBishopTrends.com.

Donna Bishop specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Cape Coral Florida. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Loan Modification Help. Cape Coral Short Sales Cape Coral FL Short Sale Cape Coral Short Sale Realtor Cape Coral FL Short Sales. Cape Coral Realtor. Fort Myers Loan Modification Help. Fort Myers Florida. Fort Myers Short Sales REaltor.

Copyright 2012 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on What Would Dave Ramsey Think About A Cape Coral Short Sale? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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