I am so proud to say that we just assisted another Johnson County KS homeowner seeking to short sell their Shawnee home. 

The loan was an FHA insured with BB&T and frankly, was one of the best experiences I have had in working with a bank/investor on a short sale.  I found it very easy to communicate with BB&T’s short sale specialist which made the process run smoothly and to the benefit of BB&T and FHA.

 

It is refreshing being able to experience a working relationship with a lender on a short sale transaction that went so smoothly and was a “win-win” for both our Sellers and the lender/investor. 

 Request a Free Confidential, no obligation, analysis of your home and options that may be available to you to help reduce the burden you may have.

Kansas and Missouri Short Sale real estate agent having successfully closed short sales with Bank of America, Chase, Citi, US Bank, Wells Fargo, BBT, and others.

Suzanne Hinton
Hinton Group-Affiliated with ReMax Premier Realty
Phone: 816-520-0917
Email: shinton@remax.net
Licensed in Kansas and Missouri

(There are potential tax consequences that should be discussed with a tax professional.  Please do not interpret this information as providing legal, tax or other professional advice which you should seek independently.)

©2011 Suzanne Hinton-Hinton Homes-Shawnee Short Sale Realtor
Kansas City Short Sales

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I am not going to lie.  My home is not in pre foreclosure and I don’t know how it feels to have my home potentially foreclosed upon.  However, I do know from helping our Sellers who are facing foreclosure of their homes  how important information about their options is. 

I remember a professional in a different field once telling me “knowledge is power”.  I follow this statement with every Seller and/or Buyer I help. Especially for those facing foreclosure. 

Knowledge is Power is understanding all possible options to saving your home from foreclosure.  Sure, part of my business is built on helping Sellers sell their homes via a short sale process.  But, my business is also built on educating on our Sellers on options that may end up with us not listing a nd selling their homes, but being the best option for our Sellers.

Believe me, I have learned over the years that what goes around comes around.  That goes to my providing our Sellers with the possibility of requesting a “deed in lieu” of foreclosure. I may not end up making a commission, but I would want someone to provide me with all of my options that they are aware of if I were in the shoes of possibly losing my home and how that would affect my future.

Bottom line…you  may have heard of a “deed in lieu” but not understand what this really means for you.  Here is an article that I have found that may provide you with some of those answers in determining if this is an option for you to consider.

  • Foreclosure Alternative: Deed in Lieu

    Facing foreclosure and you just want it over with? The deed in lieu of foreclosure may be your best alternative. Here are the advantages, disadvantages and tips on obtaining a deed in lieu. Read

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If you don’t know what to do if  you are falling behind on your mortgage payments or you are currently facing foreclosure of your Kansas City home, Kansas or Missouri, Request a Free Confidential, no obligation, analysis of your home and options that may be available to you to help reduce the burden you may have.

(There are potential tax consequences that should be discussed with a tax professional.  Please do not interpret this information as providing legal, tax or other professional advice which you should seek independently.)

Kansas and Missouri Short Sale real estate agent having successfully closed short sales with Bank of America, Chase, Citi, US Bank, Wells Fargo, BBT, and more.

Suzanne Hinton
Hinton Group-Affiliated with ReMax Premier Realty
Phone: 816-520-0917
Email: shinton@remax.net
Licensed in Kansas and Missouri

©2011 Suzanne Hinton-Hinton Homes-Kansas City Short Sale Realtor
Kansas City Short Sales

Who is the Seller when entering into a contract for the sale of a home as a “short sale”? Is it the homeowner? Is it the mortgage holder, the lender? This can be confusing.

I always discuss this issue, from the very beginning of meeting with our clients who have a home that they are or are considering, selling as a short sale. It is reasonable to think the Seller would be your lender-your mortgage holder because you are asking your lender to agree to a purchase price that will result in the lender taking less as a payoff of the mortgage than is owed. Right?

No. The Seller in a short sale contract, in most cases, will be the legal owner of the property and not the mortgage company or lender. Therefore, the legal owner will be agreeing to the terms of the contract to purchase with a contingency included of the existing lender(s) approval of the short sale. But, the Seller still remains you, the legal owner.

If you don’t know what to do if  you are falling behind on your mortgage payments or you are currently facing foreclosure of your Kansas City home, Kansas or Missouri, please continue to read the upcoming posts and Request a Free Confidential, no obligation, analysis of your home and options that may be available to you to help reduce the burden you may have.

(There are potential tax consequences that should be discussed with a tax professional.  Please do not interpret this information as providing legal, tax or other professional advice which you should seek independently.

Kansas and Missouri Short Sale real estate agent having successfully closed short sales with Bank of America, Chase, Citi, US Bank, Wells Fargo, BBT, and more.

Suzanne Hinton
Hinton Group-Affiliated with ReMax Premier Realty
Phone: 816-520-0917
Email: shinton@remax.net
shortsellingyourkansascityhome
Licensed in Kansas and Missouri

©2011 Suzanne Hinton-Hinton Homes-Kansas City Short Sale Realtor
Kansas City Short Sales

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This post is Part 3 of the series: If you own an FHA or HUD insured home and you are desiring to request a short sale of your home, there are specific requirements that must be met.  I have worked with a number of homeowner’s in selling their FHA insured home and before listing their home for sale, we discuss the guidelines that I know FHA is going to require be met by my homeowner Sellers.  

I am going to provide some of the FHA and/or HUD insured guidelines for a short sale over the course of several posts and try to give examples of facts that might fit the requirements.  The third that I want to discuss is the requirement that the property may not be an investment property.

If you are not sure if your FHA insured property would qualify as an investment property, you should make sure to determine this with you lender prior to marketing your home as a short sale.

  Each situation will be specific to the individual homeowner.  But, overall, it is important to be aware that one of the requirements for a FHA and/or HUD insured short sale, is that your home is not considered an investment property.

If you don’t know what to do if  you are falling behind on your mortgage payments or you are currently facing foreclosure of your Kansas City home, Kansas or Missouri, please continue to read the upcoming posts and Request a Free Confidential, no obligation, analysis of your home and options that may be available to you to help reduce the burden you may have.

(There are potential tax consequences that should be discussed with a tax professional.  Please do not interpret this information as providing legal, tax or other professional advice which you should seek independently.)
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About the Author:

Suzanne Hinton
Hinton Group-Affiliated with ReMax Premier Realty
Voted 5 Star Best in Customer Satisfaction Real Estate Agent
Phone: 816-520-0917
Email: shinton@remax.net
shortsellingyourkansascityhome
Licensed in Kansas and Missouri

©2011 Suzanne Hinton-Hinton Homes-Kansas City Short Sale Realtor
Kansas City Short Sales

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This post is Part 2 of the series of: If you own an FHA or HUD insured home and you are desiring to request a short sale of your home, there are specific requirements that must be met.  I have worked with a number of homeowner’s in selling their FHA insured home and before listing their home for sale, we discuss the guidelines that I know FHA is going to require be met by my homeowner Sellers.  

I am going to provide some of the FHA and/or HUD insured guidelines for a short sale over the course of several posts and try to give examples of facts that might fit the requirements.  The second that I want to discuss is the requirement that the home must be listed with a real estate agent that is not related to you.

Be careful when choosing your real estate agent that you choose not only an agent that is experienced with successfully selling short sales, familiar with your market area, but that is not your cousin, sister-in-law or other relation.  The goal is to reflect an “arm’s length” transaction every step of the way.

Each situation will be specific to the individual homeowner.  But, overall, it is important to be aware that one of the requirements for a FHA and/or HUD insured short sale, is that your home listed with a real estate agent that is not related to you. 

If you don’t know what to do if  you are falling behind on your mortgage payments or you are currently facing foreclosure of your Kansas City home, Kansas or Missouri, please continue to read the upcoming posts and Request a Free Confidential, no obligation, analysis of your home and options that may be available to you to help reduce the burden you may have.

(There are potential tax consequences that should be discussed with a tax professional.  Please do not interpret this information as providing legal, tax or other professional advice which you should seek independently.)
(Image courtesy jscreationz/FreeDigitalPhotos.net) 

About the Author:

Suzanne Hinton
Hinton Group-Affiliated with ReMax Premier Realty
Voted 5 Star Best in Customer Satisfaction Real Estate Agent
Phone: 816-520-0917
Email: shinton@remax.net
shortsellingyourkansascityhome

©2011 Suzanne Hinton-Hinton Homes-Kansas City Short Sale Realtor
Kansas City Short Sales

If you own an FHA or HUD insured home and you are desiring to request a short sale of your home, there are specific requirements that must be met.  I have worked with a number of homeowner’s in selling their FHA insured home and before listing their home for sale, we discuss the guidelines that I know FHA is going to require be met by my homeowner Sellers.  

I am going to provide some of the FHA and/or HUD insured guidelines for a short sale over the course of several posts and try to give examples of facts that might fit the requirements.  The first that I want to discuss is the requirement that the home must be owner-occupied with exceptions in certain cases for job transfer, death and divorce for example.

I recently sold a home for a homeowner that had a FHA insured loan.  He had previously vacated the home and had moved out of State.  At the time we requested to be approved for a short sale, the Seller provided evidence that his reason for vacating the property and therefore, the home being vacant, was due to the need to have to move out of State in order to be able to obtain another job in his field of employment.  We documented this through not only with his current income statements, but through a letter explaining the history and reason for his move.  We were able to obtain an exception to the requirement of the home being owner occupied. 

Each situation will be specific to the individual homeowner.  But, overall, it is important to be aware that one of the requirements for a FHA and/or HUD insured short sale, is that your home be owner occupied. 

If you don’t know what to do if  you are falling behind on your mortgage payments or you are currently facing foreclosure of your Kansas City home, Kansas or Missouri, please continue to read the upcoming posts and Request a Free Confidential, no obligation, analysis of your home and options that may be available to you to help reduce the burden you may have.

(There are potential tax consequences that should be discussed with a tax professional.  Please do not interpret this information as providing legal, tax or other professional advice which you should seek independently.)
(Image courtesy jscreationz/FreeDigitalPhotos.net) 

About the Author:

Suzanne Hinton
Hinton Group-Affiliated with ReMax Premier Realty
Voted 5 Star Best in Customer Satisfaction Real Estate Agent
Phone: 816-520-0917
Email: shinton@remax.net
shortsellingyourkansascityhome

©2011 Suzanne Hinton-Hinton Homes-Kansas City Short Sale Realtor
Kansas City Short Sales

I am currently assisting some Kansas homeowners with a request to Wells Fargo of an approval of a short sale of their home.  Their existing loan is FHA and we have requested a pre approval to participate in the short sale program.  While meeting to discuss the various possible options available, I learned that the homeowner that lived in the home was responsible for making the monthly mortgage payments.  Therefore, according to her, she would be the one to request the short sale approval from Wells Fargo.

BUT, what she did not realize is that because her parents had co-signed for the loan at the time of the initial FHA loan was taken out, they too would be included in the request for the short sale and a possible foreclosure.  Just because her cosigners did not live in the home and that she had agreed with her “parents” to make the monthly payment, does not mean that they are immune  to having to provide the required  information and meet the guidelines of the lender from whom a short sale is being requested.  They are also on the note to repay the lender back.

If you have a cosigner on your note, remember make sure that all parties on the note understand what their obligations and requirements are when applying for a short sale approval.
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If you don’t know what to do if  you are falling behind on your mortgage payments or you are currently facing foreclosure of your Kansas City home, Kansas or Missouri, please continue to read the upcoming posts and Request a Free Confidential, no obligation, analysis of your home and options that may be available to you to help reduce the burden you may have.

(There are potential tax consequences that should be discussed with a tax professional.  Please do not interpret this information as providing legal, tax or other professional advice which you should seek independently.)
(Image courtesy jscreationz-FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

 

About the Author:

Suzanne Hinton
Hinton Group-Affiliated with ReMax Premier Realty
Voted 5 Star Best in Customer Satisfaction Real Estate Agent
Phone: 816-520-0917
Email: shinton@remax.net
shortsellingyourkansascityhome

©2011 Suzanne Hinton-Hinton Homes-Kansas City Short Sale Realtor
Kansas City Short Sales

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