How to Convince the Bank to Agree to a Short Sale

How to Convince the Bank to Agree to a Short Sale If you are like many homeowners on the brink of foreclosure, you may have come to the conclusion that a short sale is the best alternative. But if you are “underwater” on your home, you need the bank’s permission before you sell. That’s because…

Ten Frequently Asked Questions About Short Sales

10 Frequently Asked Questions about a Short Sale If you are like many other homeowners on Long Island and in the five boroughs, you may have heard the term “short sale” but you are not really sure what it means. Even if you know that a short sale means selling your home for less than…

How New York Homeowners Can Live Rent Free

How New York Homeowners can Live Rent Free Recent changes to New York City zoning laws will now permit many property owners in the five boroughs to profit greatly in developing neighborhoods. Under NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, a huge rezoning plan is now in effect. The goal is to create affordable housing that accommodates…

Why Would the Bank Accept a Short Sale?

Why Would the Bank Accept a Short Sale? When you are facing foreclosure, selling your house in a short sale is often a good option. A short sale of your home is handled through a real estate agent just like any other real estate transaction. The difference is that you do not recoup enough to…

How to Do a Short Sale if You Have Poor Credit

Even if you have been financially responsible for years, you may now be at risk of foreclosure with a poor credit rating that makes it impossible to refinance your home to lower your mortgage payments. To make matters worse, you may be “underwater” on your home because of added debt from a second mortgage that…

What to Do if the Bank Offers a Bad Deal for a Loan Modification

As a homeowner on Long Island or in the five boroughs of New York, you may feel that you have few options if you are threatened with foreclosure. Refinancing is usually not an choice, but in some cases the bank may agree to a loan modification. With a loan modification you may feel that the…

What are the options you would recommend for someone to avoid foreclosure?

When homeowners struggle to keep up with their mortgage payments and the bank threatens foreclosure, they are on an emotional rollercoaster. To make matters worse, banks have become more aggressive in moving from the first preforeclosure notice to auctioning off the home and evicting the residents. Many owners find it difficult to get up-to-date information…

If I Have a Reverse Mortgage and I Am Facing Foreclosure, What Can I Do?

Many homeowners with a reverse mortgage have the option of satisfying their debt and walking away with cash to relocate, even if they are facing foreclosure. Home Equity Conversion Mortgage a.k.a Reverse Mortgage Seniors ages 62 and older may decide on a reverse mortgage, also known as a home equity conversion mortgage or a “backwards…

My Siblings and I Inherited a Property in Poor Condition That We Want to Sell. What Are Our Options?

When people inherit a property in desperate need of repair, they often discover that there are financial problems as well. In many cases, their first reaction is to simply walk away especially if they feel there is no equity in the property. They mistakenly believe that getting involved with the purchase or a sale of…