Stop Foreclosure Institute of Cape Coral Assisting Homeowners in Distress

Yes, You Can Beat The System!

Cape Coral FL – A lot of people in today’s lending market are stuck. They locked in their interest rate when rates were higher. Now, they are barred from refinancing because they are upside down on their house.

Whenever they apply for a new loan, the first thing the lender says is, “The current property value is less than what you owe. We can’t lend you enough money to pay off your old lender.” Do they have any options?

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

Their best option is probably a loan modification. Their lender is more than likely to work with them since their home dropped in value.

They may have to stop making payments before their lender will approve a loan modification. But, some lenders are even modifying loans that are current.

I’ve heard of homeowners stuck with a loan where the payments are going to gradually increase over time. Their current interest rate is 6%. But, it is going to increase by 1% a year until it hits 9.5%.

They can afford the home at the current interest rate. But once it goes higher, they will have to do something. Why not do it now?

Take the onetime credit hit and lock in a reasonable interest rate. Some people have been able to get their interest rates on jumbo loans reduced to between 4% and 5%.

Many loan modifications will even reduce your interest rate as low as 2% for 5 years. But, stick to your guns and lock in a reasonable rate for the remainder of the loan.

You don’t want to have to apply for another loan mod in 5 years. (Most people don’t see how interest rates could possibly go any lower.)

We offer a loan modification guide to consumers. Here is what we cover in the Stop Foreclosure Institute’s Loan Modification Insider Secrets Guide.

* An easy to understand, Step By Step Guidebook.

* How to write a Hardship Letter that gets your loan modification approved.

* Three big loan modification mistakes and how to avoid them.

* Loan Modification from the lenders point of view.

* How the Making Home Affordable Program can help you.

* What not to do so you don’t risk being carted off to jail.

* How to calculate your budget properly to increase your chance of success.

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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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 Cape Coral Short Sales: How To Lower Your Mortgage Payment Without A Refi 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 Richard. “I accepted a job transfer and had to move. Unfortunately we were upside down on the house.

I decided to rent it out rather than short sale it. The renters just moved out. I just checked the house. They trashed it!

I could rent the house out again, but I would have to spend several thousand dollars fixing it up first. What would you recommend that I do?” Richard asked.

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

Here was our recommendation. That is a tough situation. You could fix up the house and rent it out again. But, you risk having the same thing happen all over again.

Here is the other problem. The amount you can charge for rent has gone down in most areas. This means you will probably have to write a check every month.

If you are able to rent it and cover all the costs, then I would recommend you keep the home. If not, then I would recommend you short sell it.

Here is why I recommend that. If you can break even, then the house will be a good investment as the real estate market recovers. However, you will always risk large unexpected costs like the one you are experiencing right now.

If it the rent does not cover all the costs, then more than likely you are in an area where the housing prices are still dropping. This means the burden will only get bigger as time progresses.

Costs will keep on going up. Rent might drop even more. The housing market could decline even further. It would be better to just get rid of the liability now, once and for all.

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. Lehigh Acres Loan Modification Help. Lehigh Acres Florida. Lehigh Acres 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 buy again right after a Short Sale? You Decide is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Typical Abandoned Real Estate

Cape Coral FL – The New York Time had an interesting article about one man’s mission in the fight to stop foreclosure. According to the article, Mark Guerette, attempted to make use of all the empty, abandoned houses he saw.

I get frustrated when I see homes sitting empty for months and months. “Those homes should be put to good use!” I thought to myself.

It bugged me that homes would sit empty for months and even years at a time. The lawn would become overgrown.

A window might leak. Or, vandals would break the windows. Rain would start getting inside the house, thereby causing mold on the walls and ceiling.

The house would get uglier and uglier. As a working short sale realtor, I knew how much this would cause the home’s value to drop.

Most of the homes were in foreclosure. The owners had moved out to avoid being kicked out. But, the banks didn’t take care of the homes.

It bugged me to see these trashed homes come on the market and sell at a substantial discount.

“Those banks are hurting the housing market. Someone needs to do something!” I thought to myself. But, I never did anything about it.

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

Apparently this guy did. Mark would find abandoned homes, fix them up, and rent them to needy families.

An old English Common Law principle called “Adverse Possession” would make him the owner of the home after several to a dozen or more years.

Of course, he was responsible for keeping the home up, paying all the property taxes (including past dues taxes), and risking having a former homeowner confront him.

Florida’s Adverse Possession law would give ownership after 7 years. He thought that law was enough to make what he was doing legal. Apparently not!

According to the article, he now faces up to 15 years in prison. This is after he disclosed what he was doing to everyone.

He mailed the owners of the homes and the banks with the mortgage and told them of his plans. The lease with his tenants disclosed that he wasn’t the legal owner.

And yet, he still faces a prison sentence? Do you think that is fair? I don’t. Please tell me what you think in the comments section below. 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 Cape Coral Short Sales Realtor: Saint or Sinner? You Decide is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – Here are a few things you should not be surprised to see crop up during the short sale process.

Unscruplous Debt Collection Tactics. If you are facing financial hardship, then paying credit cards and other unsecured debts is your lowest priority. An unsecured debt is a debt where they can’t take away your car or house. A secured debt has something as collateral, such as your car, house, or anything else of value.

The most commons unsecured debt is a credit card. When you stop paying them, they will call you nonstop. The reason is because they don’t have any other way to collect from you.

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

They can’t come get your car or take your house. So, they make up for that by blowing up your phone with harassing calls. In addition, they use deceptive tricks to get you to pay them.

For example, there are Federal Laws that regulate what they can do or say. They aren’t allowed to threaten to sue you, but then not follow thru and actually file suit.

To get around this rule, they will use language that sounds legal, but isn’t. In one situation, a debt collector in Buffalo, New York named their firm Hoffman, Weinberg & O’Brien to make it sound like they were a law firm.

They would then leave messages on people’s answering machines. They would say they were with the office of Hoffman, Weinberg & O’Brien and then say they may resort to future legal action. In addition, they would reference case number 8306042.

If you didn’t know any better, you would think the case number was for an actual lawsuit against you. That is scary. Don’t you agree?

Most credit card accounts never sue (despite the constant threats.) Even when they do sue and get a judgment, they rarely ever attempt to garnish wages.

A lot of judgments expire without getting paid. But, a lot of them get paid off when a person’s income increases, or that person sells a valuable asset such as a house.

It might seem like the process takes a long time. Some short sales only take a few months. Before you know it you are moving out of your house and onto the next place.

However, some short sales will take a lot longer. We have some files that we have been working on for a year or even longer.

It’s not the end of the world. Just stay put and keep on saving the money you would be using for rent. In most cases the short sale will eventually be approved and you can move on with your life.

Your lender may attempt to collect money from you when they aren’t legally entitled to do so. We have heard several stories of some lenders asking for a promissory note when the state the property was in did not allow the lender to pursue the homeowner after a short sale.

The stories in question were for short sales of properties in California and Washington. Don’t sign a promissory note a lender sends you after a short sale when you are in a non-recourse state.

Talk to a lawyer to see if you are obligated to repay the debt. You could probably get out of repaying it if you tried. 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. Lehigh Acres Loan Modification Help. Lehigh Acres Florida. Lehigh Acres 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 you can expect during and after the Cape Coral Short Sale Process is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – The nuclear option is what you do when your lender demands a promissory note or they will not approve the short sale.

A promissory note is not the end of the world. It will take a lot of work on their end to collect from you.

If the lender forces you to sign a promissory note, then sign it and never make a payment. Here is what we recommend that you do to avoid paying the promissory note.

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

It takes time for the lender to move your file out of the collections system. This will last for anywhere from 1 month to 6 months.

The rest of this post is simply my opinion. It is not legal advice. I am just telling you what I would do if I was in this situation.

Simply tell the debt collectors that you are trying to avoid bankruptcy. Do not give them any more information! Don’t dispute that you owe them money.

And definitely don’t agree to pay them anything, or tell them that you might be able to pay them. In my opinion, you are better off just hanging up on any collector that calls you.

Anything you say can and will be used against you. This is why you are better off not saying anything. After a while the phone calls and mail will stop. Hopefully you will never hear from your lender again.

In order for the lender to get you to pay, they will have to garnish your wages or your bank account.

That isn’t easy to do. There are many legal defenses you can use to stop them from garnishing your wages. One of our short sale customers had an unpaid credit card that was trying to garnish her wages.

Here is what she told me that she did to stop the garnishment. She was in Florida and Florida law stipulates that if someone has children living in their home, then a creditor cannot garnish their wages.

She had a daughter that lived with her, found the rule, and stopped the garnishment. There are many other strategies you can use to stop garnishments. Talk to a lawyer as they will know the different ways you can stop a garnishment under your state’s laws.

Now for one last strategy to stop a garnishment: Protesting. Yes, that’s right. Stand out in front of the local bank branch. Hold up a sign telling your story. Just make sure your sign appeals to most people driving past.

In most cases, the lender will stop the garnishment. They don’t want the bad publicity. I know someone who threatened a large national bank with protests.

A Vice President of the bank called them a few days later and resolved the situation. This is all based on one simple thing. A bully always picks on the weaker victims.

Sure they will beat up on little kids. But, there is always one little kid who fights like crazy. They use whatever they can to defend themselves against the bully.

In the fight the bully gets hurt. Maybe not bad, but they get hurt nonetheless. Next time they are looking for a victim are they going to beat up on that little kid?

No. They’ll find another victim who won’t put up a fight. Very few people fight. They just pay the lender. That’s why the few people that do fight get preferential treatment. 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. Lehigh Acres Loan Modification Help. Lehigh Acres Florida. Lehigh Acres 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 The Nuclear Option for Cape Coral Short Sales is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – In this case I would recommend you sell the house. Now, if you are reading this blog, then you must be researching a short sale.

Which means that you are probably upside down on the home. You have three options.

Option #1: Let your lender foreclose on the home. You just stop making the payments and surrender the home to your lender.

Option #2: Short Sale the house and get the debt wiped out. A short sale offers the following benefits over a foreclosure.

Issue: Can I get a Future Fannie Mae Loan?

Foreclosure: The current Fannie Mae Guidelines require you to wait 5-7 years before you can buy another home with a Fannie Mae Loan. Most other banks and lenders have the same or even stricter procedures.

Short Sale: If are back on your feet 2 years after the short sale, then Fannie Mae guidelines allow you to get a loan from them.

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

Issue: Can I get a future loan from any mortgage company?

Foreclosure: Any future application will require you to answer the question, “Have you had property foreclosed upon or given title or deed in lieu thereof in the last 7 years?” you’ll have to answer that question yes.

Short Sale: You can state “No” because you short sold your home. You only have to say yes if the bank completes the foreclosure.

Issue: Credit Score Impact.

Foreclosure: Your score is typically lowered by 250 to 300 points, or even more. This often stays on your credit score for over 3 years.

Short Sale: Only late payments show up. After a short sale, the mortgage is normally reported as “paid in full, settled.” This lowers your score as little as 50 points if all other payments are being made. Oftentimes, this is off your credit report in as little as 12 months.

Issue: Will I owe the bank any money for the shortfall?

Foreclosure: Many lenders take 12-18 months to foreclose upon a property and resell it. This dramatically increases the loss and makes any deficiency judgment potentially bigger.

Short Sale: Few lenders ask for a promissory note on a short sale. As an example, on one short sale, the bank lost over $120,000. They settled with the seller for $25,000 to be repaid over 15 years with zero interest. The seller’s monthly payment was only $138,89. You can often even negotiate and have the promissory note waived.

Option #3: Rent the property. This is a good way to earn some extra money. However, if you are upside down, then it is more than likely that the rent will not cover the mortgage. That means someone will have to write a check each month covering the loss. 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 Cape Coral Short Sales: Getting divorced, neither can afford, what to do? 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 Jennifer. She is having a hard time selling her home.

“I have had my house for sale for a little while, but it hasn’t sold. No buyers have come to look at it. At first I thought the price was fair. But, now that no one has come to see the home, I am beginning to realize that I am upside down.

My realtor hasn’t talked to me about a short sale. What should I do?” Jennifer asked.

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

Here is what I would recommend to her. First, talk to your current agent about a short sale. The might be uncomfortable with bringing it up.

Short sales are a sensitive issue. Some people get offended when you ask them about a short sale. It doesn’t look like that is the case with you.

Tell your agent that you think you might be upside down. Ask them what they think they can realistically sell the house for in today’s market.

Then, ask them for a “Net Sheet.” This is a sheet that details all of the costs and fees associated with selling a home.

The fees and costs are subtracted from the sales price to give you the net amount you will receive from the sale. Compare that number with your mortgage payoff.

If it is less than what you owe your lender, then you will need to consider a short sale. Ask your agent if they can handle your short sale.

If not, then you may need to hire someone else. Short sales are a lot more complex than a normal real estate transaction.

Make sure the person you interview has closed short sales in the past and knows what they are doing.

Ask them how the short sale process works. Have them explain it to you. This will help you determine if that person can do the job 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.

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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.

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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 My Realtor hasn’t talked to me about a Short Sale & I’m not even getting a showing. I think I might be upside down. What do I do? 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 John. Here is John’s Question.

“I just received a full price offer on my house. My main concern is that I don’t get stuck having to pay off the deficiency. I have a first and 2nd with Chase and owe 270K on the home. The buyer’s loan is also with Chase.

How can I work this out so that I can walk away from this without owing any money? Is it even possible with such a large difference between what the house is worth and what is owed? John.”

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

Here is the answer to John’s Question: John, you need to read thru the short sale approval letter. See if is contains any language like “Payoff”, “Forgiven”, or “agrees to release the debt.”

Have an attorney read it over to make sure that it says the debt will be released. If it doesn’t say the debt will be released, then here is how you can re-negotiate for them to issue a complete release.

1. Request that the deficiency be waived. Tell the lender you will not short sale the property unless they give you a complete release.

2. Show proof that you cannot afford the deficiency payment. A debt from an absolutely broke person is worthless.

3. Show proof that the lender will net more money from the short sale compared to a foreclosure. This is your agent’s job to do. They will put together a calculation showing how much the lender is netting from the short sale, and project what they would net from a foreclosure.

If you cannot prove that you income doesn’t cover your bills, then you may need to look into other avenues. You can look into getting a forensic loan audit to see if the lender broke any lending laws on the loan. 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 at 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. Lehigh Acres Loan Modification Help. Lehigh Acres Florida. Lehigh Acres 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: How To Get A Short Sale Lender To Waive Deficiency Clause 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 Paul. Here is Paul’s Question.

“I am thinking about a short sale, but I am behind on my property taxes. Will I still have to pay them if I short sale my home? Max.”

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

Here is the answer to Paul’s Question: In most cases your lender will pay those property taxes. Property taxes are a first priority lien on a property.

That means that if a property is foreclosed upon, then they still have to be paid. They don’t go away for any reason.

This is also why most lenders want to charge you monthly and then pay the property taxes themselves. They know that the taxes are a big bill that only comes once a year.

Not everyone can afford that big bill. Because your lender knows they will still have to pay the taxes after a foreclosure, they are willing to pay them during a short sale.

A foreclosure is a liquidation of the property to simply get what they can and move on. A short sale has been proven to net them more money than a foreclosure.

So if they are liquidating the property, why net more money from the sale with a short sale and avoid a foreclosure? That’s why they will pay the taxes when you short sale.

Every short sale the Stop Foreclosure Institute has sold resulted in the lender paying the property taxes that were owed. In some cases they paid 2-3 years of property taxes. 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.

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. Lehigh Acres Loan Modification Help. Lehigh Acres Florida. Lehigh Acres 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 Will I Still Have To Pay Property Taxes If I Do A Cape Coral Short Sale? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Cape Coral FL – We often get asked that question. Some people think that since they are walking away from a large upside down mortgage, then the bank won’t approve it.

That usually isn’t true. I wanted to put together a few examples of people the Stop Foreclosure Institute has helped with a short sale.

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

That way you can get a good idea of exactly how much debt you can erase with a short sale. Check out some of the examples below.

$79,000 In Upside Down Debt Erased thru a short sale.

$427,000 In Upside Down Debt Erased thru a short sale.

$103,000 In Upside Down Debt Erased thru a short sale.

$76,000 In Upside Down Debt Erased thru a short sale.

$187,000 In Upside Down Debt Erased thru a short sale.

$69,000 In Upside Down Debt Erased thru a 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.
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. Lehigh Acres Loan Modification Help. Lehigh Acres Florida. Lehigh Acres 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 How Much Debt Can I Erase With A Cape Coral Short Sale? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decision.

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