Gainesville Short Sale Update – Banks Are Calling Homeowners To Solicit Short Sales

On December 12, the Bank of America’s cash-back incentive, which enticed delinquent borrowers to do a short sale over a long foreclosure, has closed out. Gainesville short sale real estate agents had contrasting reviews and homeowners had indifferent feedback.

Relocation expenses worth between $5,000 and $20,000 have been offered to homeowners who qualified for the Florida-only program and in lieu of the average two-year foreclosure process, these homeowners consented to leave their homes.

Surprisingly, only around 3,000 homeowners out of the 20,000 solicited by the bank had shown interest in the plan by early December. Short Sale Banks, unlike the prior year, are now proposing great incentives and deals to homeowners.

A Gainesville short sale happens when a lender allows a lower payment for a home than the mortgage amount owed. The bank occasionally agrees to waive the deficiency judgment as well. According to banks, companies such as JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo started offering cash incentives to homeowners who consented to do Gainesville short sales.

As per a November RealtyTrac report, foreclosures are taking an average of 749 days up, which is longer as compared to 684 during the prior year. Recently, banks are realizing that doing a short sale is a cheaper approach than allowing foreclosure to take place. Foreclosures will cost much from banks. Florida has been chosen as a testing ground due to its high foreclosure incidence. It might be applied to other states if the program becomes successful.

In order to qualify, homeowners need to submit their Gainesville short sale approval on Dec. 12, which is an extended deadline. The closing must take place before August 31 and the homes must not have offers on them already.

A Gainesville homeowner submitted an application for the incentive program, which seems to be under the HAFA guidelines. His application was rejected because his credit limit was above 31%. The home owner was later given a guarantee for the program but was later on disapproved and this happened after his meeting with some representatives from the Gainesville short sale department. The two representatives have been in disagreement w/ each other. It seems that additional training needs to be provided to Bank of America’s employees.

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