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Bergen County Short Sale: My Lender Is Charging The Buyer A Fee To Buy My House

Bergen County NJ – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Brandon. Brandon is selling his house and something very interesting happened.

Brandon’s Question: “My loan is with American Home Mortgage (AHMSI for short.) They are charging a 1% short sale processing fee to the buyer. Is that legal? The buyer is upset. They have stipulated that ONLY the buyer can pay the fee. This was never revealed until the short sale approval letter arrived. Brandon.”

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Our comments on this. Yes, the buyer is upset. Buyers think they are in control in today’s market. They can’t see why they should pay a fee if they are buying a house in a “Buyer’s Market.”

Is it legal? We did a short sale with AHMSI and they said their lawyers had checked it out and confirmed that it is legal. So, it probably is.

We checked with Brandon and found out a little more information. Turns out the loan is owned by Deutsche Bank. We convinced AHMSI to waive the fee on that short sale.

We threatened to contact Deutsche Bank and let them know what was happening. Sure, it’s wrong. But, do you know why AHMSI can get away with it?

It’s because the people who own the mortgages don’t know about the fee. When you threaten to contact the loan owner, then that changes everything.

Thinking about a loan modification?Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com to request a Free Copy. Or, click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved 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.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. 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 Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Bergen County Short Sale: My Lender Is Charging The Buyer A Fee To Buy My House is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Bergen County Short Sale: Can I Rent My Home If It Is In Foreclosure?


Bergen County NJ – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question about renting a home in foreclosure.

Short Sale Question: I am selling 2 of homes that are short sales. I would like to rent the homes during the foreclosure process. I will continue to pay the home owners association fees. I will not be paying the mortgage.

Is it legal to do this? Is there any liability that comes with it?

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Here was our answer to them. The Stop Foreclosure Institute is not a law firm. Therefore, we can’t answer as to whether or not it is legal. We recommend that you check with a lawyer before making a decision.

We do know that there are laws forbidding that practice in many states. For example, Florida recently passed a law that stated that you had to notify any potential renter whether or not the home was in foreclosure before renting.

From what we have heard about the law, if you lease a property in foreclosure and don’t tell the tenants, then it is a criminal offense.

If it was a problem in Florida, then it was a problem in other states and they probably passed similar laws. We have seen cases in the past where a homeowner sold their home as “Owner Financing.

The home was in foreclosure and buyers filed a police report. The sheriff’s office investigated the homeowner for fraud. The people who thought they were buying the home paid the owner a large down payment.

They didn’t know the home was in foreclosure. He disappeared with their money and they were kicked out by the bank.

We don’t know what ended up happening. The bottom line is that anything fishy can have future repercussions. So check with a lawyer to make sure you won’t have any problems.

Thinking about a loan modification?Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com to request a Free Copy. Or, click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved 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.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. 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 Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Bergen County Short Sale: Can I Rent My Home If It Is In Foreclosure? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Bergen County Short Sale: I’m having a hard time negotiating with a HELOC

Bergen County NJ – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question about short sales. Here is the question.

“What is your experience with Chase Heloc’s? I have a HELOC that is a 2nd mortgage. Citi (the 1st) will give them 6% or approximately $3000. Chase’s collection agency is saying that they want 30% ($30,000.)

They won’t budge. They want this in CASH, not as a promissory note (in case the seller does a bankruptcy.) They are telling me they will just let the house foreclose because that is Chase’s policy now. What do you recommend that I do?”

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Here was our answer to the question. Most third party collection agencies are very tough to negotiate with. They are completely unreasonable.

They are so trained to give ultimatums that they will not budge, no matter how much logic and common sense you bring to them. Here is what you can do.

Go around them. Contact Chase’s CEO. We have been able to contact the CEO of Chase, Jamie Dimon’s Office on other Chase files. Show them that they will receive less in a foreclosure than the $3,000 available now.

Hopefully they will tell the collection agency to approve the $3,000 deal. If that doesn’t work, then ask to speak with a supervisor at the debt collection agency.

Show the how they will actually net zero when the property is foreclosed upon. Tell them that they have to either approve the $3,000 or take zero.

Tell them that rejecting the $3,000 means their client will net zero. Then, tell them that after the property is foreclosed upon, that you will contact their client and let them know how the collection agency’s actions caused them to lose $3,000.

Thinking about a loan modification?Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com to request a Free Copy. Or, click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved 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.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. 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 Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Bergen County Short Sale: I’m having a hard time negotiating with a HELOC is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Another Common Bergen County Short Sale Myth: You Have To Be Behind On Payments Before Your Lender Will Approve A Short Sale

Bergen County NJ – This is a common myth that is promoted by people that do not understand lenders or the foreclosure process. However, it’s not true.

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Many homeowners have short sold their home and never missed a payment. The lenders will approve a short sale where the seller has not missed a payment when the following is in place.

1. The homeowner owes more on their home than it is worth.

2. The homeowner has a verifiable hardship that will force them to miss their payments in the near future.

In these cases, the lenders know it is better to liquidate the home as quickly as possible. A faster sale will reduce their losses on interest and property taxes.

In addition, an owner occupied home usually sells for much more than a vacant home. Sure, the lenders don’t like short sales.

They hate losing money. (Don’t kid yourself.) But, they know that when a loss is inevitable, then it is best to do what they can to reduce the loss as much as possible.

That is why they will approve short sales when the homeowner hasn’t missed a payment yet. In fact, they will probably even negotiate loan modifications with homeowners who haven’t missed a payment either.

Thinking about a loan modification?Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com to request a Free Copy. Or, click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved 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.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. 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 Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Another Common Bergen County Short Sale Myth: You Have To Be Behind On Payments Before Your Lender Will Approve A Short Sale is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

A Common Bergen County Short Sale Myth: Banks Can’t Write Off Too Much Loss At Once

Bergen County NJ – We at the Stop Foreclosure Institute receive emails all the time that go something like this “The Bank’s Short Sale Problems are not that simple.

A bank can’t afford to write off too much loss at once. Also, their investors may not approve the short sale, because they can’t afford to write off too much loss at once either. And the circle goes on. Thank you, Amy

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Here is why this flawed assumption is incorrect. Most of the large, national banks do not own the mortgages they handle.

As an example, Bank of America does not own 80% of the mortgages they service. The biggest holders are the GSEs: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae.

These entities are accustomed to losses. The other entity that’s set up well and accustomed to losses is FHA.

Most of the remaining loans are owned by Wall Street Firms, Pension Funds, and other professional investors. Most of the loans owned by them have already been written down in value dramatically.

In a few, isolated instances, the “We don’t want to write off losses to fast because it will hurt this quarter’s earnings” thing applies. First, off any bank CEO that plays this game should be fired.

It’s illegal because of accounting rules. Not writing off losses that you know about could be considered insider trading by many.

Besides, when you push the loss on non-performing loans to the future, the losses are bigger in most cases. Any prudent person would agree that making losses bigger by pushing them to the future is bad business.

The bigger problem is that the lenders don’t have enough staff to process the files. They need short sale negotiators to submit files to the owners of the loans.

As an example, on a recent FHA short sale, the negotiator told us it would take her 2-3 weeks to review the offer and then submit it to FHA.

However, she did tell me that FHA only has a 72 hour turnaround from when she submits the file to them. That is pathetic.

Here is why the lender doesn’t have any incentive to hire on more staff. On that file, the lender isn’t losing the money, FHA is losing it.

Therefore why should the lender spend money to hire on more staff? There is no incentive to do so.

Thinking about a loan modification?Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com to request a Free Copy. Or, click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved 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.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. 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 Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on A Common Bergen County Short Sale Myth: Banks Can’t Write Off Too Much Loss At Once is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Bergen County Short Sales: Should I Short Sale or Keep trying to Save the House?

Bergen County NJ – We at the Stop Foreclosure Institute receive calls all the time that go something like this “I have fought the bank for year and half, and after paying thousands and thousands I have decided to short sale, can you help me”?

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Because of this, I decided to break down the reasons to short sale your home. In addition I added in a few reasons you should NOT consider A Short Sale:

Do NOT Short Sale if the value of your home is appreciating more then 5% a year. I have found that once you are upside down on your home more than 10%, then in most cases the housing market has dug a hole that no amount of financial superman work can get you out of.

Short Sale if you are a financial superman. If you are a CPA or Harvard Grad Number Cruncher, then you understand that numbers are more important than warm and fuzzy thinking.

Take a look at GM and all the businesses that go “Short Sale.” You can call it that. They know the numbers the numbers are what matter to them. If you are too far upside down, then is better to walk away from the debt and start over.

Do NOT Short Sale if you are going to make TONS of money in the future! You can probably convince your lender to grant you a loan modification and get back on your feet.

Short Sale if you can find a rental home comparable to your home. You have to live somewhere. We have seen lots of homeowners find a nicer home to rent for a lower monthly payment than their “upside down” home.

They Short Sold their house and were able to live a happier, more stress free life afterwards.

Do NOT Short Sale if you think that you are different from large Wall Street Firms that willingly walk away from their obligations.

You believe that your finances should not be run like a business, you should never retire, and that people in debt deserve to work 80 hours a week for the rest of their life until they pay off their debt.

This one drives me nuts. It is ok for Morgan Stanley to strategically walk away from their obligations on 5 San Francisco Towers they bought, but it’s not ok for “Average Joe Homeowner” to walk away from his upside down house?

What is wrong with the moral compass here? It is ok for a business to re-negotiate their debts with banks, but it is wrong for a homeowner to do it!

Are you crazy? Why do banks write off millions in debt for businesses while the homeowners should pay forever and never get a real loan mod? I guess they figure that homeowners not good business people and will allow the bank to push them around.

As you can see, when you run the numbers Short Sales almost ALWAYS make financial sense. Staying in a home that is upside down makes lousy financial sense, unless you get an awesome loan mod.

Now those are my opinions, and those points do not apply to every situation. What I am saying is that you really should look at your home as a financial investment, NOT a stone around your neck.

Thinking about a loan modification?Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com to request a Free Copy. Or, click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved 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.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. 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 Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Bergen County Short Sales: Should I Short Sale or Keep trying to Save the House? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Bergen County Short Sales: Why Is The Short Sale Taking So Long?

Bergen County NJ – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Cathy. Here was her question.

“I am trying to buy a house that is a short sale. It has been 4 months and we have heard nothing. The agent did mention that they are now on the 2nd negotiator and still haven’t heard from the negotiator.

I am getting very frustrated. Is there anything I can do on my end to try to push the process along, or is it all up to the agents? Cathy.”

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Here are a few reasons that a lenders will allow a wealthy investor to walk away from an upside down investment property.

Here was our answer to Cathy. Cathy, short sales can take a long time. But, usually the longest they should take is 3-4 months.

If the short sale hasn’t been approved by the end of 4 months, then it probably won’t be approved by the end of 12 months. I remember reading an article online about why the short sale process takes 9-12 months.

The author just broke each part down and justified why the entire process should take that long. I don’t think the author knew what he was talking about.

The Stop Foreclosure Institute has been able to get short sales approved as fast as 1 month. Most have been approved before the end of 3 months.

You mentioned that the agent “still hasn’t heard from the negotiator.” Did they ever think of maybe trying to contact the negotiator? It’s their job to help the seller sell their house and avoid foreclosure.

Calling the negotiator is part of the job. If I was you, I would find another short sale where the listing agent is experienced with short sales and doesn’t wait for the negotiators to call them.

Thinking about a loan modification?Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com to request a Free Copy. Or, click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved 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.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. 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 Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Bergen County Short Sales: Why Is The Short Sale Taking So Long? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.