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November 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Help for the underwater homeowner

 

Help for the underwater homeowner

By: Ragan Robinson

 

 

 

Home values continue to fall in the wake of the nation’s housing crisis. Millions of homeowners are underwater — owing more on mortgages than their homes are worth.

Recently announced changes…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 30, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

It's a crime: Banks flood real estate market with bogus priced homes

 

It's a crime: Banks flood real estate market with bogus priced homes



By: York Van Nixon III

 

 

After a fall in the number of distressed properties being marketed in Washington, DC and nationwide, banks have ramped up pressure on mortgagors by forcing homeowners into foreclosure…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 30, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Before you consider ‘strategic default'

 

Before you consider ‘strategic default'

Source: BalancePro.net

 

 

 

 

You may have read articles or seen posters or other advertisements that encouraged strategic default.

So what exactly is strategic default, and is it something that you should…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 29, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

5 housing trends in fall 2011

 

 

5 housing trends in fall 2011

By: Polyana Da Costa

 

 

 

If you want to buy a home and you qualify for a mortgage, this is your time. With mortgage rates at…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 23, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

The Skinny on Home Equity Loan Mortgages, Mortgage Refinance

 

 

 

 

The Skinny on Home Equity Loan Mortgages, Mortgage Refinance

By:Nathaniel Hutchinson

 

 

 

 

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Market Survey, fixed interest rates remain near record lows, with 30-year rates at 4.00 and 15-year rates at 3.31. The low rates make now a great time…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 21, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

November is National Caregivers Month

 

 

November is National Caregivers Month. It is a time to acknowledge the important role that family, friends and neighbors play in caring for sick, elderly and disabled friends and relations. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, a caregiver refers to “anyone who provides assistance to someone else who is, in some degree, incapacitated and needs help: a husband who has suffered a stroke; a wife…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 18, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Banks get back to foreclosures

 

 

Banks get back to foreclosures

By: Michael Braga

 

 

 

The big banks are back in the foreclosure business.

After a year of fewer foreclosures, as bankers reeled from revelations that they were falsifying documents in foreclosure cases, the latest monthly…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 10, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Over-optimistic homebuyers

 

Over-optimistic homebuyers

By: Jamie Smith Hopkins

 

 

How much do you think home prices rise in a typical year? Four out of every…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 9, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

Four Programs Offer Mortgage Assistance

 

Four Programs Offer Mortgage Assistance

By: Jerold Leslie

 

 

 

 

More and more American families are facing foreclosure and the prospect of losing their homes, and attempts by the federal government to provide assistance under the Bush and Obama administrations have…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 7, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Here's How To Hold On To Your Apartment Even If Your Landlord's Going Broke

 

 

Here's How To Hold On To Your Apartment Even If Your Landlord's Going Broke



By: Casey Bond

 

 

 

As the value of property across the country continues to fall, your landlord might be struggling to make mortgage payments – or even have an underwater mortgage that…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 4, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Make sure your home is properly covered

 

 

 

Make sure your home is properly covered

By: Susan Johnston

 

 

 

 

In the Insurance Information Institute's Insurance Pulse Survey, released earlier this year, nearly half of respondents thought the amount of homeowners insurance they need is…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 4, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

How To Negotiate A Real Estate Agent's Commission

 

How To Negotiate A Real Estate Agent's Commission

By: Dave Goodboy

 

One of the coolest things about investing in real estate or buying your first home is that everything is negotiable. This is particularly true when it comes to a real estate agent's commissions. Although the traditional real…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 2, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

CreditQ.com Makes Comparing Mortgage Rates Easier

 

 

CreditQ.com Makes Comparing Mortgage Rates Easier

By: Viktoria Simon

 

 

 

Last week, President Obama outlined a new refinancing plan meant to help home owners stuck with underwater mortgages resulting from the nation’s housing downturn. The…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on November 2, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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