Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tax Credit

Tax Credit is over. I am not sure we will ever see anything like it again. All that is left is great prices and low interest rates... both reason enough to buy

Monday, February 15, 2010

Foreclosure or shortsale now what?

Fannie Mae revised its guidelines and now addresses separate waiting periods depending on the type of foreclosure.

Moreover, if you have documented extenuating circumstances, this will have a direct bearing on the number of years you will have to wait to get a conventional loan.

What is Documented Extenuating Circumstances?

Fannie Mae allows for extenuating circumstances such as:

Death (not yours, of course)
Job Transfer
Accident Resulting in Severe Injury
Generally, extenuating circumstances are things that happen beyond your control, which dramatically affect your ability to continue making payments on your mortgage.

With documented extenuating circumstances, the waiting period is less than without. I'm sorry to say that being unable to afford an increase in payment due to an interest rate increase on your adjustable-rate mortgage is not considered a circumstance beyond your control.

Waiting Period to Buy After Foreclosure

Buying After a Foreclosure

The waiting period is 5 years up to 7 years.

Buying After a Foreclosure With Extenuating Circumstances

The waiting period is 3 years up to 7 years.

Buying After After a Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure

The waiting period is 4 years up to 7 years.

Buying After a Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure With Extenuating Circumstances

The waiting period is 2 years up to 7 years.

Buying After a Short Sale

The waiting period is 2 years. However, if a seller does not have a 60-day late pay, that seller may immediately buy another home. It's a reason to stay current on your payments while the home is on the market as a short sale.

However, to answer your particular question, if you have no extenuating circumstances, you will need to wait four years from the date of completion, meaning the date your deed-in-lieu of foreclosure was recorded.

In addition to the waiting period, some loans require 10% down and a minimum FICO score. The home you purchase must be your principal place of residence, not a rental nor a vacation home.

Fannie Mae constantly issues new guidelines. The above policies are in effect for loan applications submitted after August 1, 2008.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Years Everyone!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Search Engine

Well, We just moved to a new Advanced Search engine on its AWESOME. We are really excited to try it out and it should help our clients find more smoking deals like the home I just SOLD in Spanish Fork.

Advanced Search, This is just your Basic Full Search.

Map Based Search, This Search Allows you to see what homes are available based on a map.

New Listings Search, This search will show you NEW inventory based on at least 2 weeks back.

Price Changes, Will allow you to see price changes in an area and see by how much!

Featured Listings, The best search of all, these are my listings so they all have a full Virtual Tour and extra Photos.


We Closed 12/16 on that house in Spanish Fork, I hope they can get all moved in just in time for Christmas!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Update on my Spanish Fork Foreclosure

Well, we are under-contact finally. We are going to close as fast as possible to get them in by Christmas. I don't usually blog about my buyers, but this just seemed like such a smoking deal I wanted to share it. I think we should be able to close December 9th. That is a fast closing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What a Deal.

Wow, I found a smoking deal for my clients today. We put in our offer and now we are waiting for an answer. I really hope this goes through. 2600sq.ft in Spanish Fork built in 2003 for only $175,000 I am hoping that I get an answer tomorrow!