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For sellers: Navigating your short sale - Step 2: Your Hardship  In a previous post we talked about the Short Sale Package we give to our sellers to help them navigate the short sale process. Your lender will require many documents from you to evaluate your financial situation. Another important ...
07/25/2009
 Short Sell My Property in Highlands County - Step 1 - Documentation: Let's assume you own a home in Highlands County, Florida are behind on your payments and your home is worth less than what you owe on it. You are considering a short sale. After you have hired a competent Realtor that specializ...
07/24/2009
We've been doing short sales for quite some time now and have made it a habit to mark them as "Contingent" in the MLS. After all, the seller has accepted the offer, regardless if the sale is approved by his/her lender. It's contingent and the approval of sale is the contingency, like any other co...
07/23/2009
Highlands County  Back to school ImmunizationIt's only 4 1/2 weeks until students flock back to school in Highlands County. Being parents of a middle schooler, we are not going to be devastated about going back onto a regular schedule. On top of shopping for school supplies and clothes, parents s...
07/22/2009
Often times it is very hard for sellers to talk to us about their financial troubles and inability to make their mortgage payment. In a society were a nice home is among the top status symbols, it seems out of the question to admit that one can't afford their status symbol anymore. We did a searc...
07/21/2009
Well, I've just had it! Darrin spent all weekend long incorporating a blog into our website (have no idea how he did it but it's there and it works) and was all happy with it until I stumble across feed burning, addthis-thingies and a whole bunch of other techno twitter thingies I don't have the ...
07/20/2009
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Inspired by a recent post about "Saving Some Dough" here on ActiveRain, I thought I'd throw in my two cents about saving money not just for a rainy day, but saving money when the weather is rainy already. I didn't have the opportunity to put some commission checks away for rainy days. I started i...
07/12/2009
When I first started selling real estate in Highlands County, I took a listing from a couple going through a divorce. I knew the wife from our local bank and had met her husband at our daughter's school festival. Both parties were still talking with each other but there were, of course, hurt feel...
07/12/2009
Tropical Storm Andres formed overnight off the southwestern coast of Mexico, becoming the first named storm of the season in the Eastern Pacific. Yes, hurricane season is here once again. Make sure you are ready for this. Below is a list with supplies you should have handy: Hurricane Kit· Flashli...
06/22/2009
We've had this topic before and things got a bit out of hand (not like that!) because many confused Transaction Broker with Dual Agency, which is  NOT the same, no interchangable terms. I'm in Florida, Dual Agency is illegal, Transaction Brokerage is not. I'm not sure about other states...if your...
02/23/2009
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