Las Vegas, NV - February 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you’ve been thinking about doing a short sale on your Nevada home, you might want to hurry up. The time is limited for homeowners who want to ensure they aren’t hit with a big tax bill because they had to walk away from a mortgage obligation. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act is set to expire on December 31, 2012.
Las Vegas, NV - February 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The number of Nevada homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth took a huge leap in the fourth quarter of 2010. Nevada currently leads the nation in percentage of mortgages underwater, with a full 67 percent of Nevada homeowners upside down in their mortgages. Nationally, one in four US homeowners with a mortgage are underwater, up from 23 percent in the previous quarter, according to a new report from Zillow. Foreclosure moratoriums and falling home prices are to blame
Las Vegas, NV - February 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Many Nevada homeowners have tried loan modification; however, loan modifications just don’t work. Remember that until you have equity in your house, all you are doing is renting. That's correct! You are renting from the bank! There is no reason to pay off $300,000 in debt when the home you bought is now worth $150,000 or less. Most experts predict that it will take 10-20 years or more for the Las Vegas housing market to rebound. It makes rational sense to walk away and get a fresh start. Surrendering a home worth half of what you owe is not a failure, it's a business decision.
Las Vegas, NV - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- We have all heard the same story over and over. It’s the story about a family who gets behind on their mortgage payment, and applies for a loan modification to try and save their home. After waiting many months, the loan modification is denied, and the bank recommends that the homeowner do a short sale.
Las Vegas, NV - January 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Most homeowners in Las Vegas are so far “upside down” on their homes (owing significantly more than their home is worth) that they don't qualify for the government's $75 billion Home Affordable Mortgage Plan
Las Vegas, NV - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to the Associated Press, the bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun. Lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other since the U.S. housing meltdown began in 2006.
Las Vegas, NV - January 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A recent report released by IMS Advanced Realty Data Services on January 10, 2011 named The Myers Team the #1 Short Sale Real Estate Team in Nevada. Number one status was determined by actual short sale listings closed in 2010.
Las Vegas, NV - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nevada Real Estate Agents will soon notice major changes to the short sale approval letter issued by Bank of America. Bank of America has changed the verbiage of their standard short sale approval letter, deleting verbiage referring to the bank’s right to pursue a defiency judgement against a homeowner.
Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective January 31, 2011, The Federal Trade Commission has banned loan modification companies from charging up-front fees for negotiating modifications of residential mortgage loans. According to Eric Witksoki, Chief of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the state consumer advocate, “Money spent on mortgage modification consultants is a bad bet for consumers.” Additionally, Witkoski commented that spending money on loan modification is “worse than some of the odds at the casino tables.”
Las Vegas, NV - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last week, The Myers Team officially announced the addition of Deanna Collins to their team of Nevada Short Sale Experts. Ms. Collins was named an "authorized short sale lender" by Francoise Myers, owner of The Myers Team.
Las Vegas, NV - November 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Myers Team with Century 21 MoneyWorld warns Nevada homeowners to beware of Realtors who call themselves Short Sale Experts or Short Sale Specialists. According to Francoise Myers, owner of the Myers Team, "Many self-proclaimed Las Vegas Short Sale Experts have little or no actual experience closing short sale transactions." Additionally, Myers said, "There are many Realtors who are aggressively advertising their short sale expertise on the Internet, and even on TV, however, many of these so called experts are not even ranked in the top 50 short sale agents in Las Vegas. Closing 5-10 short sale transactions a year hardly makes anyone an expert."