Florida’s West Coast

By | November 8, 2010

Thinking about moving to Florida? Why not consider the beautiful West Coast fo Florida?  With sparkling white sandy beaches, clear blue water, and sunny climate, it is famous as the center for the good life. The West Coast of Florida is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, Longboat Key, St. Armand’s, Venice FL, Cape Haze, Sarasota and of course the … Read More! »

Condos Vs. Single Family Homes

By | June 25, 2010

One of the most common things people tell us when they’re considering a home in our area is that they haven’t decided whether they’d prefer a house or a condo.  This question, though basic on the surface, is a complex and significant choice that will help determine many big factors in the real estate process – and in the buyer’s lifestyle for years to come. It’s important to … Read More! »

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure – Seller Information

By | April 27, 2010

There are a lot of really, really good reasons not to let the bank simply foreclose on your property; to name a few, short sales have significantly less impact on your credit score, you can often avoid a deficiency judgement with a short sale, and short sales don’t jeapordize any security clearance you may have. Here’s a more comprehensive analysis. Foreclosure Short Sale > Primary homeowners who get … Read More! »

Short Sale Tax Information

By | April 27, 2010

While there is a possibility that you will not have any tax liability after completing a short sale, there is also a possibility that the government will consider your debt forgiveness as income – and you may have to pay taxes on it. We can help you figure it out.

Common Short Sale Documents

By | April 27, 2010

A list of documents most lenders will require from the homeowner in order to process their file.

Foreclosure and Short Sale Alternatives

By | April 27, 2010

Homeowners in default do have options open to them beyond foreclosure and short sales. This list of less common alternatives can be just the ticket for owners who want to keep their homes or avoid repossession.

Buying Short Sales Vs. Foreclosures

By | April 22, 2010

It’s an interesting market, to say the least.  A simple internet search will turn up tons of listings that are tagged with ‘foreclosure’ or ‘short sale’ (incidentally, if you’re interested in foreclosure listings, you can sign up here for free Sarasota foreclosure lists delivered right to your e-mail.)  Some of the prices look too good to be true; some of them are.  Here’s a quick comparison of short … Read More! »

How To Buy A Short Sale – Writing the Offer

By | April 19, 2010

A step-by-step approach to making an offer on a short sale

How To Buy A Short Sale – Things To Know Before You Start

By | April 12, 2010

In my previous article, I talked about what a short sale is and why a bank would accept one. Now I’d like to get a little more in-depth and show you how to successfully buy a short sale. What You Should Know Before You Start First of all, let me say that short sales have come a long way.  There was a time when banks were very hesitant … Read More! »

What Is A Short Sale?

By | April 7, 2010

Once upon a time, short sales were among the rarest of transactions. Houses tended to appreciate (heavily) over time and mortgages used to come with heavy down payments, leading to lots of equity for sellers. People could wait a few years, get a few tax benefits, and then sell for a profit.

Not anymore.