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Miramar FL – According to the Wall Street Journal [1], the average homeowner with a home in foreclosure hasn't made a payment in 492 days. What's even crazier is that those homes are still in the foreclosure process. That means that a homeowner can live rent free for even longer than 492 days. H...
02/23/2011
Miramar FL – Many homeowners bought their home at the peak of the market. In the hardest hit areas, they paid $500,000 for homes that are not selling for $250,000 (or even less.) Their home is costing them $4,000 a month. (That is the total after paying property taxes and insurance.) Renters hav...
02/22/2011
Miramar FL - If you are a homeowner, then the housing crisis has decimated the equity in your home. Many families have watched years of hard work spent building their equity go down the drain. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. But, the...
02/21/2011
Miramar FL – Short Sales can be tough. Many buyers don't understand the process and think that since it is a buyer's market, then they set the rules. That's not the case. You, the seller, set the rules. After all, you still own the property. But, more importantly, you must set the rules for offe...
02/18/2011
Miramar FL – Some buyers think that since it is a buyer's market, then they can make any crazy demand of a seller. And they can't understand when the seller isn't excited by their lowball offer. Here is an example of a recent story where this happened. A buyer makes an offer on a short sale. Dis...
02/17/2011
Miramar FL – If you have been reading about short sales, then you have probably heard the term "BPO" and wondered what it meant. BPO stands for Broker's Price Opinion. A Broker's Price Opinion is when a licensed real estate agent gives their opinion of the value of a property. That value is what...
02/16/2011
Miramar FL – You might have heard of Dave Ramsey. He has a popular radio program where he talks explains the benefits of getting out of debt. Dave is a zealot for the debt free life. "You don't need to see the inside of a restaurant unless you are working there", he will tell people in financial...
02/15/2011
Miramar FL – The biggest reason people short sale their house is to avoid foreclosure. They cannot afford the house anymore and the bank has said they will foreclose soon. If the short sale is not successful, then their lender will foreclose on the house. We at the Stop Foreclosure Institute hav...
02/14/2011
Miramar FL – Have you ever attempted to get a loan modification? If you have, then you probably get bugged when you hear banks talk about how they supposedly care about their customers. Somehow these banks think we will believe it. They must think that, or they wouldn't be running ads that say: "...
02/11/2011
Miramar FL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from John. Here is John's Question. "I just received a full price offer on my house. My main concern is that I don't get stuck having to pay off the deficiency. I have a first and 2nd with Chase and owe 270K on the home. The...
02/10/2011
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