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Northeast Ohio Short Sales: A Little Known Fact About Short Sale Negotiators

Northeast OH – A negotiator at a large bank tried to mislead a Stop Foreclosure Institute Member. She really got on our nerves.

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You see, we’ve spent the last few years figuring out all the guidelines for short sales. If the loan being shorted is an FHA Loan, VA Loan, Fannie Mae Loan, or Freddie Mac Loan, then the guidelines for the short sale are different.

In this case, the loan being shorted was an FHA loan. Here’s what happened.

FHA puts out a letter called “Mortgagee Letter 2008-43.” It details exactly how the lender handling a short sale on FHA’s behalf is supposed to negotiate on a short sale.

This letter is 16 pages long and gives them specific directions on how much to pay agents, what percentage of the appraisal they can accept, etc. (If you’re doing an FHA short sale, then Google “Mortgage Letter 2008-43.”)

Because of a prior horrible experience on another FHA short sale, we had studied up on the FHA short sale guidelines. Bottom line, we know a little bit about FHA’s rules for short sales.

The problem was that this short sale negotiator didn’t want to follow the rules! Instead she made up her own rules!

She told me that the buyer and seller had to split the cost of the title insurance. The problem is that on page 12 of the Mortgage Letter, it says that they are allowed to approve a file paying the standard title insurance costs.

In the area where the property was selling, it was standard for the seller to pay for the title insurance. Because of that the buyer wasn’t willing to pay the cost and threatened to back out of the deal.

This short sale negotiator wouldn’t budge. We had to argue back and forth with her for 2-3 days until she finally relented.

It is pretty frustrating when a large bank won’t follow the specific short sale guidelines laid out by the owner of the loan. If the loan owner gives you specific instructions on how to negotiate a short sale, then follow those instructions!

Before you hire a short sale agent, make sure they understand the guidelines for your type of loan. That way, when a short sale negotiator tries to break the rules, they can keep them in line. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at iandymorris@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (216) 324-6637

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Thanks for reading this, Andy Morris.

Andy is a Real Estate Broker at Realty Trust Services.

Phone: (216) 324-6637. iandymorris@gmail.com.

View My homes for sale at www.rtserve.com.

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