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Short Sale Guidelines Keep Gainesville Homeowners Happy

Short Sale Guidelines Keep Gainesville Homeowners Happy

Short sales are rising this year and it will eventually rise because of federal regulators who manage Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They made paperwork more efficient and offered an option to second-lien holders up to $6,000 to accelerate the process of short sale as announced by Federal Housing Finance Agency months ago. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not even require records from borrowers who have missed paying loans; have small credit scores, or those who are struggling financially.

Of course, there are borrowers who pay up-to-date. These people will be given more time to process their short sale and also those who are facing difficulties like divorce, employment layoff, death in the family, disability, and others.

People from the military are quite lucky because they are automatically entitled for short sales even if they have existing mortgages, and they will be excused from insufficiency of payments if ever.

Homeowners who have enough income are invited to contribute funds to cover a fraction or all the part or the entire deficit among the outstanding loan balance and the home prices.

Days ago, the new guidelines set by National Association of Realtors have taken effect. It is connected to the guidelines that FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have set.

Guy Cedala, publisher of the trade publication Inside Mortgage Finance, told the Wall Street Journal that the $6,000 given to second-lien holders is not enough to halt a short sale. However, NAR added that with this it will allow families to avoid foreclosure. Short sale will also help the real estate market by alleviate the home values and keeping the neighborhoods busy while recovering.

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Preparing for a Gainesville Short Sale

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Gainesville Short Sale Cost

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

  

18% of GSE loans are attached to second lien

18% of GSE loans are attached to second lien

HousingWire estimated that less than 18% of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages have a second lien. Both enterprises have a total of 29.2 million home loans when combined. And 18% of which, or 5.1 million have a second lien attached.

A massive first-lien reduction plan would only unjustly force more borrower payments to the banks that hold the second liens.

The Treasury Department has worked with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in order to give more taxpayer dollars to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac so they could write down the principal for those delinquent first-lien borrowers.

The details on the average second lien sizes are not available as it has always evades analysts.

What scares the FHFA is that it will promote borrowers who have current loan default to take advantage of the program. The current ratio of underwater homeowners who are still paying for their mortgages is 3 in 4.

The bright side is, forbearance programs are available, which would mean that monthly payments will be reduced. Meanwhile, it would be more beneficial and less costly to the government sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to extend loan terms.

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Options To Prevent Gainesville Foreclosure when Unemployed

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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

  

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Gainesville – Principal Loan Reduction

Gainesville – Principal Loan Reduction

Last Thursday, eleven Democratic Attorney generals sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) requesting for an abrupt implementation of principal loan reduction by GSE- related mortgages.

The letter was addressed to the agency’s acting director, Edward DeMarco. It argues that principal forgiveness could not shake the financial stability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and it could even save as much as $1.7 billion.

DeMarco announced last week that it is possible that FHFA would come up with the mortgage principal forgiveness plan come this April. FHFA is currently in the process of making evaluations for added incentives from the Treasury Department so as to write-down the loan principal under the Home Affordable Modification Program – HAMP.

However, after the preliminary analysis have been released last Tuesday, mortgage policy analyst has have contradicting expectations on principal loan reduction by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The letter further stated that the incentive payments to investors in return for allowing forgiveness under the Home Affordable Modification Program – HAMP have been increased and because of this, concerns on the potential impact on the financial stability of GSEs should lessen. It added that principal forgiveness programs will greatly help borrowers, communities, and the creditor’s revenue.

The Attorney Generals highlighted that in the past five years, more than five million people lost their homes due to foreclosure. They also emphasized that Fannie and Freddie Mac, having owned the majority of the nation’s home loans, should lead the move on loan modifications so as to uplift the general housing economy and not serve as hindrance.

It was the Attorney Generals of California, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Vermont who have signed the above-mentioned letter.

This is the second letter sent to DeMarco within the past two months. The letter added more facts to the first letter sent and is now supported by 10 more attorneys general, proving a growing consensus around this issue.

We remember that last February, the attorney general of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, urged the FHFA to allow for principal loan reduction to increase loan modifications and help strengthen the housing economy.

This could help Gainesville Homeowners facing foreclosure work out options to stay in their home. We will need to watch the outcome closely!

Other Articles to Read:

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Short Sale Process – What to Expect

Short Sale Top 10 Questions

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