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St. Petersburg FL – I am following up on a question from Arman. His loan was owned by Fannie Mae and the company handling the loan for Fannie Mae was rejecting an excellent Short Sale offer for no reason. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. Here […]


St. Petersburg FL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Arman. Here is his question: I am a Seller trying to avoid foreclosure. My agent has a buyer and his offer is with the lender from last seven months. Now the lender told us that Fannie Mae investor refused the short sale […]


St. Petersburg FL – Negotiating short sales is tough. In my opinion, some of the banks are not making good financial decisions. “We won’t approve the file without the financials completely filled out,” they say. Or, they tell you the numbers won’t work when the investor guidelines actually say to approve the short sale. If […]


5 Reasons Foreclosure Prevention Is Like Halloween 1.       Tricks I don’t know if kids do this anymore, but I remember part of the fun, the anticipation, of Halloween was coming up with a “Trick” to offer in exchange for candy – a joke, rhyme, hand stand, armpit noise or, if you were desperate, a song.  […]


When Homeowners have financial troubles, the last thing they fall behind on is the mortgage, but the first thing they stop paying is the Association dues. Because of this, many Condo & Homeowner Associations in Florida are squeezed for funds and have become aggressive in pursuing every penny. They now have legal representation, have been successful […]


Short Sales are like the title of a new film starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin… “It’s Complicated”. Today, I wish all our Short Sale listings were Wells Fargo FHA loans. Their guidelines are specific and the process is predictable.  But the one we just closed in Palm Harbor, Florida, was ridiculous – a comedy […]


My new favorite Vietnamese restaurant is…drumroll…MEKONG on US 19 in St Pete, just south of 62nd Avenue. WoW! They had my favorite: broken rice with pork chop, shredded pork skin (tastes better than it sounds), salad and soup for $5.95. While the fish sauce at Pho Quyen is yummy, mild and sweet and Halong Bay’s […]