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Short Sales in Sarasota & Foreclosures in Sarasota - Real Estate for Sale & Information for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure - by Sarasota Short Sale Expert & Real Estate Agent Troy Funk, CDPE, SFR, who has helped many homeowners successfully stop foreclosures with short sales in Sarasota, Florida.
  As a Short Sale Real Estate Specialist in Sarasota, Florida with Keller Williams Realty, I write a blog almost everyday through Active Rain and get good response from it.  However, the other day I wrote a blog titled:   "Before a Foreclosure, Should I take the Kitchen Cabinets, Fixtures, Doorkn...
  In Sarasota, Florida there are many companies and investors stating they will "Buy your house for Cash".   Many of these companies and investors are not Cash Buyers, they are Speculators.  By Speculator I mean they contract to purchase a property at what they believe to be a great value and whi...
  We are in a crisis with an overwhelming number of homeowners "Walking Away" and letting their homes go into foreclosure in our market area (Sarasota, Florida).  In some cases, homeowners are stripping their homes of anything that could have value, destroying the home in the process, while aband...
  Countless homeowners facing foreclosure are under tremendous stress and need money.  When deciding to "Walk Away" from their homes, we see many of them realize that their dream of homeownership is about to end.  As a result, many homeowners see an opportunity to strip their houses of anything o...
Noted below is an interesting blog on "More International Buyers for Florida".   In this blog, Sherry Armstrong details stats on International Buyers in her maket area.  In our area, Sarasota Florida, we have also seen an increase of International Buyers.   For photos, detail and information on h...
Foreclosure is nasty and often is something we don't talk to others about because the word can upset those around us who are facing financial difficulty.  As a result, many people facing financial hardship take the path of least resistance and ignore their problem in the hope it will go away.  W...
  Recently I had a client with a high security clearance who was being screened for a new position and would not be able to maintain her current employment if she "walked away" from her property by letting the home go to foreclosure.    However, she could not financially continue to maintain owne...
As a Short Sale Real Estate specialist in Sarasota, Florida with Keller Williams Realty, I recently received a call from a condominium association that had numerous units in their complex delinquent in their association dues.  They recently foreclosed on one of the units and now had legal owners...
  It has been the practice of Bank of America to send out letters with an agreement titled, "Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure Agreement" to homeowners in default on their mortgage.   This is an attempt to have a homeowner deed their property over to their lender to avoid foreclosure.  However, before ...
  How do you Stop, Prevent, Avoid Foreclosure?  In Sarasota, Short Sale is an option many homeowners are having success with in Stopping Foreclosure.   Why Short Sale?   In Sarasota, we are in a crisis with approximately 1 in every 7 mortgages in the Sarasota and Manatee County area in default.  ...

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