Stop Foreclosure Institute of Cape Coral Assisting Homeowners in Distress

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.

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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.

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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 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.

Investment House in Florida

Cape Coral FL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Phil. Here is Phil’s Question.

“I am a California Resident but have 3 distressed Florida Properties pending foreclosure. Under Florida law a creditor cannot garnish wages. Will investor pursue deficiency? If yes, will they follow FL or CA law? Thanks, Phil.”

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

Here was our answer. That is a legal question. Since I am not a lawyer I cannot answer it.

I do know that you can usually short sale in Florida and get the lender to forgive you of the debt. However, there are other things you can do to avoid the deficiency problem.

First, work hard to convince your lender to waive the deficiency. Investment Property Short Sales are tougher because the lenders are more reluctant to waive the deficiency.

But, many lenders will waive it. Others will agree to waive it when you have presented financial statements that show you cannot afford the deficiency.

So I think that over half of the deficiencies will be waived by the lenders. Here is what you can do for the remaining ones. First, depend on incompetence on the lender’s part.

Most lenders don’t have enough staff to handle their delinquent debt. Even if they do have the right to a deficiency in most cases the only thing they will do is call you.

When they call, you simply tell them that you don’t have the money in your budget that month to pay them anything. Don’t say anything more than that and don’t lie to them.

(A lie can get you in legal trouble later on. You are better saying very little and hanging up the phone than lying.)

Most lenders won’t do anymore than “sic” the debt collectors on you. They hardly ever go to court or attempt to garnish your wages. E-mail me for a simple letter that will legally stop the harassing phone calls.

In my opinion, this will enable you to short sale 90% to 95% of all investment properties and avoid paying a deficiency. Here is what you should do if you fall into the unlucky 5-10%.

Hire a good lawyer. They can usually find a hole in their court case and get you out of paying the debt. These lenders are so disorganized that the often do not have all their paperwork in order.

Or, they can find a situation where the lender broke Collection Law. In that case, the lender is usually more than happy to settle with you versus facing a lawsuit.

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: Can I Short Sale Investment Property Without A Deficiency? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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Cape Coral FL – Short sales can take a long time. The banks are difficult to deal with and many agents do not understand short sales and don’t know what they are doing.

Because of this, many buyers shy away from short sales. Or, if they do make an offer, then they still continue to look at other properties.

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

If a better home comes on the market, then they will buy that home. Few fully commit themselves to purchasing that home.

Because of this many agents recommend leaving a short sale on the market, even when there is a contract in place. Recently, Bank of America even changed their policies specifically for backup short sale offers.

In my opinion, taking your home off of the market when we have an accepted contract is a mistake. The only exceptions are when the buyer puts up a large down payment or falls in love with a unique home.

We recommend keeping the home on the open market. All agents and buyers will be told there is a contract on the property and that they will be in backup position.

If the buyer really likes the house, then they will submit a backup offer. The whole process is frustrating and not straight forward.

But, we make the best of the situation and do what we can to make the process easier.

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 Realtor
SW Florida Realtor
Lee County Florida Realtor
Cape Coral Realtor
Fort Myers Realtor

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

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View My homes for sale at www.swfloridabroker.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 A Common Cape Coral Short Sale Negotiation Mistake: Taking The Property Off The Marketing Before the Short Sale Is Completed is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received an e-mail from a recent short sale seller. We had helped him short sale his house.

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

Here is his e-mail.

“Hi, I hope all is well. I am getting back to you on my credit scores. My score went from 663 in Feb. to 770 in June.

I know this is counter intuitive but must be because my outstanding debts were reduced. I am happy with this. Julio. “

I agree with him. I think the reduction in debt actually helped his credit score. We see so many people that are leveraged over their head. They keep paying everything on time because they don’t want back credit.

But, they can’t get a loan because they owe too much money. So even thought their credit is good, they still can’t get a loan. That’s crazy! Don’t you agree?

Our theory is that this guy falls into that category. When he short sold his house, it actually helped out his credit rating because it erased so much debt.

Yes, how much debt you have does make up part of your credit rating. The credit bureaus won’t tell exactly how much it affects your score. But, it does affect it.

So, a short sale might actually help your credit score. E-mail us if you know of any other stories like this. 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
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 Yes, a Cape Coral Short Sale May Actually Help Your Credit is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – If you have a foreclosure or short sale on your credit report, then it will lower your credit score quickly. In the near term, the decrease will be much more than it will be a few months down the road when it starts to inch its way back up.

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

The credit reporting bureaus weigh the most recent activity more heavily than the distant past.

Taking action now to build up the most recent activity is a great way to help your score rebound. So for now, here are the things you should be doing from this day forward to keep your score improving:

First, keep your report clean and clear of NEW negative items. This means that you need to pay on time, every time on open credit. You must not have any new collection accounts or charge offs.

Don’t try to open ANY new credit – this means new car loans, or a Target charge card, or any new opportunity to open any other new credit. Don’t do it.

After a foreclosure or a short sale, you want anything that appears on your credit report to be spotless – that the short sale or foreclosure was a blip on the radar, the past, out of the ordinary for you.

Re-build your credit report with favorable credit. Ask your bank if you can use a secured Visa or MasterCard through them.

A secured Visa or MasterCard is much like a debit card – you preload it with the amount you want available. Unlike a debit card, a secured credit card will get reported to the credit bureaus, and this will help to rebuild your score.

Obviously, the best way to deal with bad credit scores is to avoid it in the first place if possible. If you have a history that needs a bit of polishing, hang in there.

Follow the steps that I’ve written about, stay on track, you will be able to look back and feel a sense of pride about your accomplishments. 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 reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Fixing Credit After A Cape Coral Short Sale Step 10: Maintaining Good Credit is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The next step in your path to an improved credit score is to do what they say on the shampoo bottles: Rinse and Repeat.

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

In the Rinse and Repeat phase, you just keep working their system.

Here’s what I mean: You send in a dispute, maybe disputing the date that the account was opened, and the credit reporting bureau can’t verify it, and they pull the whole listing off your report!

You can’t keep submitting the same dispute reason over and over again to the bureau – they will view you as a nuisance and will dismiss your disputes as frivolous.

Also, don’t bombard these folks with your disputes – you won’t get the desired results. But, you can dispute information that needs to be verified. The suggested order of ways to dispute are:

  1. Not my account
  2. I didn’t pay late that month
  3. That is the wrong amount
  4. That is the wrong account number
  5. That is the wrong original creditor
  6. That is the wrong charge-off date
  7. That is the wrong date for the last activity on the account
  8. That is the wrong balance
  9. That is the wrong credit limit

10. That is the wrong status of the account

11. That is the wrong highest amount I owed at any time (High Credit Amount)

You can challenge the same listing on your credit report in the Rinse and Repeat phase. The first time, you might say “not my account” and the next time you would say “I was never late.”

You just never know when you’ll find the dispute that gets the listing taken off of your credit report. Send your dispute in, and let the 30 day clock run.

But, like I said before – don’t bombard them immediately after getting your results. Wait 60 days between disputes. Keep excellent records of your efforts. Be persistent, be insistent, and more than likely it will pay off. 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.

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View My homes for sale at www.SWFloridaBroker.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, Fl. 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 Fixing Credit After A Cape Coral Short Sale Step 9: Rinse & Repeat is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The next step in your credit repair process is a very important one. This is the time where you check the results of your efforts so far.

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

The credit bureaus have now sent you their results, including a new credit report and a letter telling you what has changed on the report based on your disputes.

Don’t just read what they sent and file it away! Make a copy of it, and have it ready to file.

Take out your file that has the original copy of your credit report and put it side by side with the new report. Take out your copy of the letter you originally sent to the bureau that laid out all the things you were disputing.

Go through and compare these disputes against their updated credit report.

Their summary might say that an item was investigated but was verified, and so it still shows on your credit report, and wasn’t removed. They won’t say more than, “item verified.”

This could discourage you, but what folks who’ve been down this road before you will tell you is that no one called the original information provider to verify the item – that they used that eOscar dataset to check it out.

If they “verified” something on your credit report which clearly isn’t yours:

  1. Call the toll-free number at the top of the report
  2. Tell them your report reference number and ask for “the method of verification per FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) Section 611 (a) (7).
  3. If they say they called the original creditor, ask them for the phone number of the original creditor.
  4. Call the original creditor and ask for the records yourself.
  5. If they say the records are not available, call the credit reporting agency back at their number from the results report and tell them that the original creditor has no records, and that they need to open another dispute – provide them with the name and number of the person you just talked to at the original creditor.

This sounds like a lot of hassle, but it’s worth the extra effort.

On the other hand – you might find in your new reporting from the credit bureaus that the disputed item was investigated and the listing was found to be inaccurate or unverifiable!

If this is the case, the negative listing will either be deleted from your report all together or it will go from being a negative to being a positive. This is great news for you! 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 reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.

This information on Fixing Credit After A Cape Coral Short Sale Step 8: Checking Your Results is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The next step in the process of getting a cleaned up credit report, is the one that takes the least effort, but the most patience: WAITING.

You’ve done your part to get the ball rolling, and now the credit reporting companies have to do their part.

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

What happens during this phase is that the credit reporting agencies have 30 days to investigate.

I use the term loosely here because the methodology that they use is not very investigatory. They take the claims and whittle the dispute down to a 2 digit code that gets checked against a reporting database called eOscar for verification.

They are afforded 30 days to do this step, unless the person disputing has gotten their credit report from annualcreditreport.com which allows them to take 45 days to check out your dispute (remember back in an earlier step where this was discussed – this isn’t the site to get your credit from!.)

While you wait, remember that whatever your credit score was before you began this process, you should be doing things now to improve it.

What I mean by this is that while waiting for the history part of your credit report to be cleaned up, you work on the future of the credit report. Take action now to build a better situation.

First, keep your report clean from this moment forward. Don’t tarnish it beginning now. Do not have a single late payment – pay your bills on time.

I know, it’s easier said than done, but it will be important in your future that you did this today. Don’t have any new collection accounts or charge offs.

Don’t, REALLY don’t, get new inquiries on your credit report – this means don’t open any new credit cards, store charge cards. No applying for everything that sounds like a good idea.

Don’t close any open credit cards. Pay off the credit card – yes, but close out the account – no. Keep this length of history long on your report.

And, just wait. The 30 days for the credit bureau investigation will fly by. Once their 30 days is up, they have 5 additional days to provide you with their findings.

If anything in their investigation was not verifiable, that item is required to be removed from your credit report. They will also send you an updated credit report.

So, watch for their letter to you in your mailbox after you complete the WAITING step. 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.
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. 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 Fixing Credit After A Cape Coral Short Sale Step 7: The Waiting Period is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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