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    HUD Help on FHA-Backed Short Sales

    By Brandon Brittingham | December 22, 2009

    Just wanted to let all you fellow agents out there know that HUD can be of great assistance if you need to perform a short sale on an FHA-backed mortgage. I just had a short sale that was denied by Chase, but HUD got it reopened and got it approved!!! This is information that any... Read More

    Owner’s Title Insurance a Necessity

    By Brandon Brittingham | December 22, 2009

    If you’re not telling your clients to get owner’s title insurance on purchases—especially foreclosures—you’re not doing your job. In today’s market, foreclosures are very prominent—and they come with a lot of potential issues. Owner’s title insurance is a onetime expense that can cover any title issue that may arise for the lifetime of the property.... Read More

    No documentation loan can be a disaster for a short sale!!!

    By Brandon Brittingham | December 17, 2009

    I hear agents at my training and seminars sessions all the time telling me that they get so close to a short sale approval and suddenly it is declined, because the seller got a no doc loan and they have no idea why. Well let me tell you why: A no documentation loan is one... Read More

    Kiplinger: The Rise of Foreclosure Filings infographic

    By Brandon Brittingham | December 8, 2009

    I found this infographic very interesting. Originally posted at Kiplinger.com. Click image to enlarge. Read More

    Guidelines Aim to Ease Short Sales

    By Brandon Brittingham | December 1, 2009

    Looks like the government has finally taken notice of the horrible job banks are doing with short sales, and have finally decided to step in and help make some changes. I think the most interesting part is that the government is saying that the homeowner must be released from any future liabilities, which if you... Read More

    Vampire home hits the market

    By Brandon Brittingham | November 25, 2009

    For the buyer who has a few million to spend, and loves vampire movies. 🙂 From the D.C. Examiner: Twilight fans can go home Hollywood style! CNN Money has announced that the original Edward Cullen home used for shooting the movie TWILIGHT is for sale in West Vancouver, Canada (Nov.18, 2009) CELEBRITY HOME FROM TWILIGHT... Read More

    National Lender Goes Live With Equator Short-Sale Solution

    By Brandon Brittingham | November 4, 2009

    Story courtesy of Mortgage Orb Equator, formerly known as REOTrans, says a “large national lender” has gone live with its recently launched short-sale module. A San Francisco Chronicle article from Wednesday indicates that Bank of America, in addition to adding to its short-sale staff, has adopted the Equator module. By adopting Equator, the lender is... Read More

    The Moore-Brittingham Team Welcomes Nina Littleton!

    By Brandon Brittingham | November 2, 2009

    The Moore-Brittingham Team is proud to announce the addition of real estate professional Nina Littleton! Nina brings over 10 years experience to our growing team of real estate professionals. Nina, in her own words: I am very energetic and highly motivated. I consider it a pleasure to serve my clients in either purchasing or selling.... Read More

    FHFA Monthly House Price Index

    By Brandon Brittingham | October 27, 2009

    From the Federal Housing Finance Agency website: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. home prices fell 0.3 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basisfrom July to August, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly HousePrice Index. The previously reported 0.3 percent increase in July was unrevised. For the 12 months ending in August, U.S. prices fell 3.6 percent.... Read More

    Ideal market for new investors

    By Brandon Brittingham | October 14, 2009

    In the current market, investment properties are a better option than ever. Courtesy of Reuters News Service: U.S. property investors these days are smaller and say they are more willing to wait it out — a stark contrast from the fervent flipping and reckless borrowing that characterized housing investment a few years ago. Wall Street... Read More

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