It is important to understand your servicer and investor guidelines before taking on a short sale with a 2nd from a smaller local bank or credit union. You may not be able to get there from here. We were surprised on a couple of short sales in the past two weeks because the servicer for…

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BB&T will usually not waive the deficiencies in a short sale if they own the loan (if they are servicing the loan then there is a chance that the deficiencies will be forgiven). Like most smaller or regional banks and credit unions, they simply cannot afford to forgive all of the deficiency in a short…

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As we have discussed before there are new players coming into the loan servicing business. Additionally, because of new rules and guidelines for banks, some are getting out of the loan servicing business. When one bank/servicer sells its loan servicing rights to another servicer the loan is “service released” to the new servicer. When negotiating…

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I first ran into NationStar a couple of months ago when all of our Aurora loans were serviced- released to NationStar. That is a fancy way of saying that the files were sent to another servicer and we now have to start over with them. Well, not only did we have to start over but…

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The answer is, maybe.  Before April of this year,  this would have been put in the “myth” category.  We have handled many files in which the Seller continued making their payments throughout the short sale.  However, back in April we had two BOA files and a Wells Fargo file rejected in one week because the…

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The simple answer is…more than meets the eye.  Let’s backtrack a bit.  In February the Big 5 banks: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial (formerly known as GMAC) got a slap on the wrist and a $25 Billion dip in their rather deep pockets for their part in the Robo-signing…

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Ok, maybe short sales won’t save the planet (does that mean that I don’t really need to finish designing my superhero outfit for Captain Short Sale, or maybe The Mighty Short Sale Warrior?  I was kind of digging the yellow cape). Anyway, short sales may not stop a speeding train or fix our banking system…

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Oh Those Pesky 2nd’s

10% of the amount owed:   As we all know the land of short sales is anything but settled.  Even after three years of doing this full time there always seems to be something new coming or going…like unsecured promissory notes or confession of judgments.  Over the summer all of the investors and servicers for…

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Multiple Short Sale Offers

NORTH CAROLINA SHORT SALE ADDENDUM. The North Carolina Short Sale Addendum to the Offer to Purchase and Contract states: “Buyer and Seller understand that additional offers may be received by the Seller’s Agent, which must be presented to the Seller pursuant to North Carolina law. Such offers may be accepted by the Seller as backup…

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We strongly suggest that the Seller use his/her own closing attorney for a short sale. Our firm requires it if we are facilitating the short sale. Why? Well, if the Seller docs are prepared by the Buyer’s closing attorney, as is usually done in a real estate closing in North Carolina, the Seller ends up…

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