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Bank of America Short-Sale Process Revamped, Improved Bank of America Short-Sale Process Revamped, Improved

Bank of America made some changes to its short-sale procedures which are supposed to shorten decision times on short-sale offers to 20 days, down from 45 days or longer. Bank of America’s short-sale management platform, Equator, was revamped and now enables short-sale... [Read more]

Decrease in Loudoun County Short-Sale, Foreclosure/Bank-Owned Properties For Sale Decrease in Loudoun County Short-Sale, Foreclosure/Bank-Owned Properties For Sale

The number of Loudoun County short-sale and foreclosure/bank-owned properties for sale has decreased significantly over the past few years. This is an important fact because it speaks to the health of the overall real estate market in Loudoun County. As you may know, the... [Read more]

Free Capital Home Show Tickets!

Want to go to the Capital Home Show this week? Is money tight? Don’t worry…I gotcha covered! I have tickets to the Capital Home Show which I am giving away for free to clients and LoudounScene.com and LoudounForeclosures.com readers. “Nothing in life is... [Read more]

How To Buy a Foreclosure in Loudoun County/Northern Virginia How To Buy a Foreclosure in Loudoun County/Northern Virginia

Lots of people ask me, “How do I buy a foreclosure in Loudoun County/Northern Virginia?” There are two ways - one is definitely more popular than the other these days. Here are the two ways a consumer can buy a foreclosure in Loudoun County/Northern Virginia… At... [Read more]

Short-Sales Get Tougher, Banks More Willing to Foreclose Short-Sales Get Tougher, Banks More Willing to Foreclose

Short-sales are getting tougher for sellers and buyers and banks are more willing to foreclose now than before. Compared to just 6 months ago, banks are putting greater demands on short-sale sellers and buyers and are becoming less hesitant to foreclose if sellers (and... [Read more]

Short Sales 20% of Loudoun County Homes For Sale

Short-sales make up 20 percent of Loudoun County homes for sale. As in, for every five “For Sale” signs you see, one of them is a short-sale. What does that mean in regards to the Loudoun County housing market? First, let’s go back to August 2009…... [Read more]

New Government Short-Sale Guidelines (HAFA) - Don’t Believe the Hype New Government Short-Sale Guidelines (HAFA) - Don’t Believe the Hype

The Treasury Department released a 43-page document in November 2009 that outlines a proposal for streamlining short-sales across the banking industry. It’s supposed to go into effect April 5, 2010.  This document is being talked about as if it were the answer to... [Read more]

How Long Do Short-Sales Take? How Long Do Short-Sales Take?

A very common question people ask me is, “How long does a short-sale take?” There is no exact answer to that question because short-sales are not a perfect science. Short-sales are like a trip to Vegas - you may come back with more money than you left with or... [Read more]

FHA 90-Day “Anti-Flipping” Rule Waived - Yes and No

Many of you have gotten excited about the FHA “waiving” their 90-day “Anti-Flipping” rule beginning February 1, 2010. But hold on a second because that’s not what really happened. In case you don’t know, the FHA “Anti-Flipping” ... [Read more]