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Short sales are a process a homeowner can go through if they find themselves in a hardship position in either getting their home sold or if they are unable to keep their home. Information on if a short sale is right for you.

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Discrimination Against Minority Homeowners Brought Suits to Morgan Stanley

Discrimination Against Minority Homeowners Brought Suits to Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley, an investment bank, received a lawsuit from American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU)regarding the discrimination it had done against African-American borrowers by offering incentives to lenders so that mortgages proves costly and risky but profit from buying and guaranteeing loans.

According to ACLU, the complaint against Morgan Stanley is first class-action lawsuit in order to associate discrimination to the securitization of mortgage-backed assurances. It’s just ironic because the suit is against Morgan Stanleynot against the subprime lenders wherein the loan originates. Since it is class-action status, it stands for 6,000 African-American homeowners in Detroit urban area.

On behalf of 5 Detroit inhabitants and a nonprofit legal aid group Michigan Legal Services, there are four groups that filed a complaint in the U.S District Court of New York. These are ACLU, ACLU of Michigan, the National Consumer Law Center, and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein (a San Francisco-based law firm). The suits contend that Morgan Stanley violated several state laws including Fair Housing Act, Michigan-Larsen Civil Rights Act, and Equal Credit Opportunity Act by urging now-useless New Century Mortgage Corporation to target African-American communities and borrowers in the Detroit area for particular dangerous loans.

One complainant said that a black borrower is likely to acquire a high-cost loan compare to a white borrower. Another complainant mentioned that Morgan Stanley influenced New Century with the kinds of loans it issued. The complainant continued by saying that the loans are dangerous for borrowers because it has a characteristic of risky features that put borrowers toward evasion and foreclosure.

Of course, Morgan Stanleyreacted that it will defend itself “vigorously”. According to the ACLU, New Century’s largest customer of subprime loans is Morgan Stanley. ACLU said, “The investment bank encouraged New Century to ignore all of the most basic fair lending principles in order to create a large number of mortgages that could be processed and sold as securities.”

It is definitely heartbreaking to hear such words coming from ACLU executive director, Anthony D. Romero, that financial services are doing such practice and in fact it had become common during the housing boom to target African-American and Latino neighborhoods countrywide.

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How to make buyers want to buy Gainesville Short Sale Homes

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Amount of Home Loans Increased as Rates Slides Downward

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-535-0620 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.
Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

High Achievers in FICO credit scores

High Achievers in FICO credit scores
Several potential homebuyers got frustrated because the standard for mortgage lending has become tougher, however most admired credit scores nowadays exposed some conducts of high-fliers that possessed FICO scores over 785.

San Jose, Calif-based Fair Isaac Corp.mentioned that people who occupy this population are about 50 million, a total of about a quarter of all who have credit scores. These individuals are believed to be high achievers and have comparable credit behaviors in spite of different background. Some predictable credit behavior is that they don’t exploit the use of their credit cards, kept little rotating balances comparable to what their presented credit, and are consistent about paying. On the other hand, they are not debt-free. They usually own seven credit cards with open and closed accounts. 1/3 of them have balances on nonmortgage accounts.

However, almost none has an overdue account. 96% have credit reports that do not have overlooked payments, and those who have one have already settled their accounts way back approximately a span of four years ago.

FICO scoresrun from 300 to 850 usually used by creditors to measure credit risk and the probability that a borrower will recompense a loan. The credit score can determine how much is offered to the lender and the period it will cover; a greater credit score can influence the amount that definitely will save thousands of dollars over the course of the loan.

Since last September, Ellie Mae Inc.reported a standard credit score of 750 with lenders paying an average of 22 percent. Moreover, applicants with FICO score of 704 were denied.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gave an average FICO score of 762 in order to be considered eligible for purchasing mortgage, while loans with scores 701 on FHA-backed purchase.

The FICO scoreis calculated using the person’s payment history, and how he/she managed his/her credits responsibly as time gone by. An example is, by compensating monthly at least the least amount of all credit cards.

A person’s FICO score can be a roller coaster ride depending on his mood to make payments. By law, most negative data are removed from credit reports after several years of establishing a good track record.  However, this does not apply to tax liens or bankruptcy as stated in Chapter 7.

With a challenging economic period, these high achievers are not perfect but are usually consistent in paying. It is good news and it’s never too late to go up again if you are plunging downwards.

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Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.
Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

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How to make buyers want to buy Gainesville Short Sale Homes

How to make buyers want to buy Gainesville Short Sale Homes With the recovering market nowadays, you get different kind of buyers. My role as Gainesville real estate agent, specializing in short sale, has done with finding deals that are so good that the buyers can’t resist. One of the goals in the real estate market is to make them feel that it is a great loss if they will not purchase a certain listing.

Your buyers should feel afraid of losing the house to other buyers if they do not purchase it right away; to be able to make the buyer really like the house and creating this desire to buy.

Before scheduling the house to the prospect buyers, it is important to cultivate mutual trust and know what their needs are, put their lifestyle in mind. On the showing day, you must surprise them by exceeding their expectations.

The best sales are when buyers get to have listings, prices, and the agreements they could not resist. You have to make them feel that their decision is needed right away before they drop the chance.

I know too well it is quite hard to sell homes under short sale because some home buyers prefer “new homes’. For new homes showing them sometimes requires GPS, and some agents even put automobile as a requirement. Make your introduction sleek and give more time for your prospects to understand the deal all throughout the showing phase. The urgency here is to get the prospect buyers excited in living in the new house.

Give your buyers an ample time to decide, options that are positive on their side about the home that they most likely to purchase, and also a positive feeling of themselves.

Aside from creating an irresistible feeling to the buyer, it also matters if the physical state of the home that you’ll show is in good condition. If it was built decades ago, then it is best making at least it look neat and presentable. For more info about marketing your short sale, here are other strategies.

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Fraudulent Short Sales and Passing the Hardship Test

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.

Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

Gainesville Home For Sale – 6736 SW 45th Avenue


Gainesville Short Sale-6736 SW 45th Avenue


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$34,300
Single Family Home
Main Features
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 942 sqft
Location
6736 SW 45th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32608
USA
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Anson Properties LLC
(352) 260-0153
sasjrussell@gmail.com
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Short Sale Listing Agent’s Common enemy

Who is the Short Sale Listing Agent’s common enemy? Is it the lender, the negotiator, or the market? Well…none of the above. The common enemy of the listing agent is the BPO (Broker’s Price Opinion) as requested by the short sale lender.

In order to have the BPO, it is requested either by the short sale lender or the servicer. Sad to say, the listing agent has no power over who’ll choose to prepare the BPO.

In sending the short sale package to the short sale lender, the package is placed to the loss mitigation systemand that is when a BPO is ordered. Along with this, an appraisal may also be needed as determined by the lender. The requirements along with the BPO depend on the note holder and the amount of loss there is. It can be accompanied by an appraisal, BPO only, or two BPOs.

Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, they entered into a deal with a huge BPO company to do the work of their BPOs for the short sale notes that they own. With this, the servicers will not need to worry about ordering BPOs. Herewith, the short sale processis shortened, but can affect the seller and the listing agent.

Most agents want to have a BPO immediately so that price will be up when the property will be listed. This is mostly done in theory but too seldom in practice. The problem would then be if a BPO is old, the listing will stay on the market for quite some time.

As for Fannie Mae and other note owners, their short sales are now required to have a BPO and an appraisal if the loss mitigation is greater than $125,000. Some agents perform this in anticipation of getting the listing when it is an REO. But it is doubtful for a lender to give a particular agent the listing should it become an REO. There are also agents that turn ordered BPOs and are bringing considerable income, but usually this is not the case.

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Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.

Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

Amount of Home Loans Increased as Rates Slides Downward

Amount of Home Loans Increased as Rates Slides Downward

According to Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association, there has been an increasing request for loans as rates flow downward. Freddie Mac released a result of the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey; it showed an average of 3.40% on rates of 30-year fixed-rate loans when September closed, much lower than the 3.49% recorded for third week of September, and a 4.01% one year before. Last time Freddie Mac recorded a rate this low was way back year 1971.

For 15-year fixed-rate loans, rates downed to 2.73% from 2.77% on the third week, and a 3.28% a year ago. This rate can equate to the value that was recorded last 1991.

Five-year ARM loans hit an average of 2.71% from 2.76% on the third week of September, and a 3.02% as recorded last year. The percentage 2.69% was a record-breaking event that is equal to what was recorded last July of 2005.

A year ago, one-year ARM loans were 2.83%. Now, the rates have recorded an average of 2.60%. This rate is parallel to the rates recorded from 1984, which have never been this low before.

Frank Nothaft, chief economist of Freddie Mac, said that the continuing decline of fixed mortgage rates is because of the purchases of mortgage securities by the Federal Reserve and the continuing progressive real estate market. Homes sold last July and August were its strongest since March and April 2010.

Federal Reserve announced last September 13 that it would dive into its third cycle of quantitative easing “QE3” by adding its procurement of mortgage-backed securities as assured by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Pricing of your Gainesville Short Sale

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-535-0620 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.


Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

Gainesville Short Sale – 7675 SW 88th Drive


Gainesville Short Sale – 7675 SW 88th Drive


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$165,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1,510 sqft
Lot: 2,041 sqft
Location
7675 SW 88th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608
USA
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Increase in Prices Saved Millions of Homeowners Across America

Increase in prices saved millions of Homeowners across AmericaHome prices are significantly rising. In just the first six months of 2012, CoreLogic reported that the number of homeowners who have escaped being in an underwater status are about 1.3 million, and about 2 million homeowners will receive equity if the worth of state homes will add up an increase of 5 percent.

Residential Homes that have a mortgage lower than their standing credit decreased to 22.3 percent last June from 23.7 percent as recorded last March, CoreLogic said.

CoreLogic translated that from 12.1 million when 2011 closed, to 11.4 last March, then to 10.8 million last June, the number of homeowners who indebted more than what their homes are worth decreased to a very momentous number.

Mark Fleming, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, said that the rush of home prices this spring and summer, the stumpy levels of accounts, and the falling REO sale shares are all contributing factors to the blossoming house market and decreasing negative equity.

US States that have the highest percentage of mortgage underwater properties are:

Nevada (59 percent)
• Florida (43 percent)
• Arizona (40 percent)
• Georgia (36 percent)
• Michigan (33 percent)

These 5 states occupy 34.1 percent of $689 billion negative equity in the country.

Most of the states mentioned are those that show low status in the housing market, CoreLogic said. Many homes that are underwater are priced less than $200,000 contrast to homes that are priced above $200,000 that are within the 17% range.
Those lenders that have second loans relating to their homes are really submerged “underwater”. About 4.2 million homes have second loans and that’s about 39% of the identified underwater lenders. This group has an average loan balance of about $300,000 – more than of what their home is worth.

There are underwater lenders that do not have second liens, this occupy about 61% of the bracket. These borrowers have an average balance of $216,000 of which these homes are $51,000 more than the average.

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Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

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Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

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Wells Fargo got the Case, Mortgage brokers are to be blame

Wells Fargo got the Case, Mortgage brokers are to be blame.Just last July, Wells Fargo & Co. was accused of biased lending. The said company paid $175 million just to resolve the issue. What’s worse is that it puts the blame to independent loan brokers for selling their mortgages, and this in turn closed the opportunity for extensive mortgage operation.

For these mortgage brokers, whose making an income by mediating between borrowers and lenders, this resulted in a negative flow of revenues. It also ended their work with the large banks, making Wells Fargo, one of America’s major wholesalers, as their last.

The housing downturns have left several mortgage brokers to conclude wholesale lending, and the current experience is just a major setback. It changes how they operates that these brokers feel they are being blindsided.

Way back year 2008, brokers handled about 27 percent of the amount of total mortgage but today, it lessened to 10 percent

Recent years, the quantity of people who assist home loan has dramatically gone down. This would drop extensively since Wells Fargo is out of the loop. Wells Fargo have helped many broker-related situations, funded a total of $7.4 billion in the first quarter of 2012.

Gainesville Realtors® are left with no choice but to turn to minor lenders who might be stress out to handle what Wells Fargo put behind. There are homebuyers who prefer brokers to deal straight to the banks because brokers can give mortgage proposals that are priced less than retail lenders. However, the amount of Gainesville Realtors® has shrunk in the past years, and they have been blamed for several mortgage disasters.

Tom Goyda, spokesman of Wells Fargo, said that by removing the system they are committed to fair and responsible lending.

There are federal regulators who blamed Wells Fargo for charging African-American and Hispanic borrowers with higher rates than those qualified Caucasian borrowers.

What mostly concern brokers Gainesville Realtors® are the processing time of the loan, it might be slower. They are also worried that Wells Fargo might end or regulate their connections to correspondent lenders because numerous major banks have already chosen to do so.

Wells Fargo still does business with correspondent lenders because these lenders grant and fund loans in their own label before trading a mortgage to a lender. Wells Fargo is so far backed up with the amount of incoming leads that they have failed to process loans in time. I had one loan that took over 90 days. I flipped the buyer to another lender but I wanted to see how bad the service from Wells Fargo was going to be so I left the file open with them. It took over 90 days without resolution; they lost my business needless to say.

I received excuses that they were overloaded, backed up, etc. Guess what guys, people need jobs, how about you hire. This is not just a local Gainesville Florida problem. I had the same issues with Wells Fargo in the Orlando area.

Wells Fargo and these correspondent lenders have mutual interests where brokers can still propose mortgages to clients. If the bank were to discontinue this relationship, it could produce problems for many clients.

Other lenders are already reluctant to work with Wells Fargo because a possible litigation might ensue. These might cause regulators to pursue other lenders for their transactions.

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Banks Are Calling Homeowners To Solicit Short Sales

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Do I Have to Pay for the Real Estate Agents Commission?

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.


Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

Pricing of your Gainesville Short Sale

Pricing of your Gainesville Short Sale Pricing the property right will have a greater chance for it to sell. There is a strategy to pricing depending upon several factors. This will depend upon condition of home, last mortgage payment made, the short sale lender involved, foreclosure sale date and market conditions.

The main factor in pricing a home is if it is in active foreclosure and or how long the payments have been in arrears. Once a homeowner stops making mortgage payments the clock towards foreclosure starts ticking. This means you should start becoming more aggressive with your pricing strategy the longer time goes on when mortgage payments are not being made. Depending upon the condition, location and time line short sales typically sell anywhere from 5 to 20% below market value. You will need to check laws and regulations in your state. In Florida, once the home is past 90 days late the lender files for a lis pendens on the home.

If the house is not in foreclosure status and it is not past due with its mortgage, the home should be priced closer to market value with a price reduction strategy for it to go under contract. The lender will want to obtain maximum profit for the short sale and keeping a marketing history and price reduction worksheet to give added fuel to getting the offer priced approved once an offer is received.
As the short sale agent, it is important to understand short sales and the market conditions clearly. Many times short sales sit due to an improper pricing strategy.

Here are some of the pricing strategies to adopt:
• You may lower the price 25 – 30 days after the initial posting of the property in short sale. Depending upon how late mortgage payments are you may be reducing slightly every 2 weeks thereafter. It is important to note to have a bottom line range to stop so the home is not priced out of an acceptable range by the lender. The goal is to be in the ball park.
• How you price your home listing depends on the current market, the status of the house, and the community wherein it is situated.
• If the homeowner is not updated with its mortgage payment, it is advisable for a price reduction of 6% to 10% for $150,000and below, 5% to 10% for properties $200,000 to $300,000. Furthermore, for luxury properties, a bracket within $50,000 to $100,000 is maintained.
• If the property is on a foreclosure status, price it according to the current market value and lower the price around 10-21 days period until a proposal is made.
• If the short sale listing is not in danger to be foreclosed and the seller is paying his/her current mortgage, keep the prices high and choose the best offer if possible.

Have a tangible business plan of the range of listing prices you agree to take. Worst comes to worst, you would not end up in deficit with the short sale property you are working on. You need to include your time, hard work, and cash expenses. Deduct them to the commission you’ll get when the short sale will close. Planning ahead of time is a necessity so as not to build up emotional stress along the way.
You can have a fixed amount that will be basis for your time, effort, and expenses. The sum is the basis wherein you will not accept listings under that amount.

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My Gainesville Short Sale Appraisal Came in Low, Now What?

Gainesville Short Sale Qualification Process

When Can you Own a Home Again After Foreclosure?

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.


Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents