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Where Home Prices Are Falling Dramatically

The rising tide of Foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies affecting the market are depressing home prices at a more rapid pace than previously predicted.

The net effect will be more homeowners underwater, which will lead to more foreclosures, which will lead to even lower prices…which places the battered housing market on a round-a-bout with essentially no exit.

There will come a point in which DRASTIC measures will be the only solution to clearing inventory. Whether that will be practically giving homes away, say selling them for pennies on the dollar, or wiping out existing mortgages and restructuring them to fit a homeowners current income (DTI).

Or perhaps even creating habitats for homeless, terminally ill patients, special needs individuals, Etc. But something very drastic will need be done in order to stem the vicious cycle of exponential price and sales decline.

With rising unemployment and the continuing loss of purchasing power, less and less would-be buyers will be able to purchase a home. Therefore, the existing, foreclosed and shadow inventories will keep piling up- numbering close to 15 million units by 2012, if swift and meaningful action is not taken.

December 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

Bank of America delays foreclosures in 23 states

Bank of America is delaying foreclosures in 23 states as it examines whether it rushed the foreclosure process for thousands of homeowners without reading the documents.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/APNewsBreak-BofA-delays-apf-3343207402.html?x=0

October 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

More information on Foreclosures

September 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

Short Sales and Foreclosures- Do I have a Choice?

Today, we would like to take a bit of your time, commenting on the current housing issues and economic situation we are all facing.

Unless you have been off the grid…you know what our nation is going through in terms of the financial and economic hardships. One of the major concerns most everyone shares, is the state of housing.

For many if not most, a home is the largest investment a family or an individual will make. The uncertainty of job stability and-or steady employment for some and the unfortunate reality for others who may have fallen behind in their mortgage payments, are all to real.

If you happen to be facing foreclosure, we may potentially be of help in negotiating a Short Sale with your lender. What is a Short Sale? Basically a Short Sale is when the lender agrees to accept and settle on a lower or lesser amount than the full balance of the mortgage you owe.

A Short Sale will be reported as a debt that was discharged, but not paid in full. This will impact your credit rating and credit score less than if you allowed your property to foreclose. A Foreclosure will have a much MORE negative effect on your credit rating/score, In fact it could be as much as a 200 point lower credit score.

Another advantage of trying to negotiate a Short Sale is that currently under Fannie Mae regulations, mortgage borrowers can be eligible for a purchase loan only 2 years after a short sale.  Compare this to waiting  5 years, after a foreclosure. Also, some lenders may be slightly more inclined to loan on a mortgage to someone who went through a short sale rather than a foreclosure. 

By opting for the Foreclosure alternative, a Short Sale, a potential borrower shows that they were proactive in trying to pay off the majority of their debt rather than simply giving up or walking away from their home.

Now we are not saying that a Short Sale is for everyone. We are not saying that everyone who is facing the possibility or are in the beginning stages of Foreclosure will qualify for a Short Sale, but our Exit 24/7 Realty | NJ REO Servicing team may be able to help you in preventing a Foreclosure.

Please give us a call, 908-754-0111 or send an email to the Exit 24/7 Realty | NJ REO Servicing Office. [njreoservicing@gmail.com] So we may discuss the possibility of a Short Sale today.

September 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Realtors, Brokers Target Home-Appraisal Rule

From WSJ-

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704289504575312671921408674.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LeftTopNews

The mortgage-broker and real-estate industries are pushing to have a measure that would kill new home-appraisal rules inserted into pending legislation to overhaul financial-sector regulation.

The Home Valuation Code of Conduct, adopted in May 2009 to ensure appraiser independence, bars mortgage brokers and bank loan officers from selecting appraisers.

Mortgage lenders, on the other hand, are trying to fend off the measure. Several big lenders own or have a stake in companies that have seen a surge in business as a result of the new rules. (aka- AMC’s or Appraisal Management companies, this includes BPO Management Companies)

The Code of Conduct was adopted last spring by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government controlled mortgage giants, in settling a New York state attorney general’s probe of their appraisal standards.

(The entire investigation was brought about specifically by Andrew Cuomo, former HUD Secretary, who by the way made a series of BAD and politically motivated decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current economic crisis.

He took actions that—in combination with other factors—helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime meltdown. He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no DOC, no money down loans.

Basically he legalized what a federal judge has branded “kickbacks” to mortgage brokers that fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans. Four to five million families are now facing foreclosure, and Cuomo is one of the reasons why. Now Fannie and Freddie are going to CONSUME ONE TRILLION DOLLARS of TAX PAYER money.

This criminal, cuomo, was also responsible for the collaps of Lehman Brothers. Basically, Lehman CEO didn’t kiss Cuomo’s behind during his campaign bid and didn’t kick in millions to his political run. So, out of spite, Cuomo opened up an investigation of Lehman.

The rest…is well history. Cuomo is nothing more than a mafia hoodlum. This guy has single handedly corrupted HUD, Fannie, and Freddie. Destroyed the Appraisal industry and brought about the demise of Lehman.

June 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

Home Mortgage Loans Are A Burden In N.Y./N.J. Region

Look like it may be tough sledding ahead for the NY/NJ region Real Estate market. It seems that this area now leads the nation in Mortgage Loan delinquencies.

From WSJ-

The New York/NJ Suburban region has the largest backlog in the country of delinquent mortgages that have yet to move through the foreclosure pipeline.

At the current rate, it would take 103 months to clear the so-called shadow inventory of mortgages in the New York/NJ area that are more than 90 days delinquent or in foreclosure. That is nearly 3.5 times the national average.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704009804575308893472619792.html

June 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment


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