Tag Archives: Foreclosure Prevention

Short Sale Tales from the Crypt!

Happy Halloween!  Remember this scary guy from the 90’s? Working with Kauai short sales during the past 3 years, many times I’ve felt like we’re unwitting players in a ‘Short Sale Tales from Crypt’ series. Any producers want to try … Continue reading

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Walk Away from Your Home? But Who’s Chasing You?

Is walking away really an option when facing foreclosure?  A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal – When It’s Ok to Walk Away From Your Home  gives advise that could lead down a scary alley.  If you walk away, … Continue reading

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Where does $700 Billion go?

I can’t begin to answer that question. But after one year, I find it curious we don’t see more in the press about the results. Newsweek.com ran an article with a series of quotes from 2004 to 2009 that is quite … Continue reading

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Kauai Foreclosures Sell Fast

In a market where listings take 6-9 months to sell – if they sell, we’re seeing a quick movement on Kauai foreclosure (REO) listings.  Buyers – if you’re interested in foreclosure listings, contact me so I can set up automatic … Continue reading

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Short Sale Help for Homeowners

Short sales can feel like a trip down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland.  Even more stressful when you’re the homeowner trying to sort through the many offers on the internet that are for the most part scams.  Good … Continue reading

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Race against foreclosure

The Kauai Short Sale market continues to be an “Alice in Wonderland” crazy ride.  To quote one of my buyers, “we’re down the rabbit hole now!” In the midst of this National Credit Crisis, you would think lenders would be … Continue reading

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Hawaii Foreclosure Rate Triples

Hawaii’s foreclosure rate for December 2008 skyrocketed 238 percent, year over year, based on a report recently released by RealtyTrac.  Read the entire article from the Star Bulletin. It’s interesting to me that none of the press coverage I’ve read … Continue reading

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Hope for Homeowners Lender List

As of October 1st, the FHA has compiled a List of lenders who are willing to participate in loan workouts with homeowners in distress.   Following are some direct links with more information: FHA Hope for Homeowners, with a download spreadsheet of lenders, contact … Continue reading

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Credit Crisis – One Woman’s Solution

I feel a bit like the child in the “Emperor’s New clothes” story…am I the only one that sees the Federal Bailout as a smoke & mirror solution, leaving the American homeowner “naked” and possibly homeless?  Ironically, in re-reading Hans … Continue reading

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Bubble to Burst – Real Estate Assets or Securities?

The American dream of owning your own land goes back to the Pilgrims coming to America searching for a home to call their own.  Never mind, there were people living here already – that’s a different story.  I grew up in Nebraska … Continue reading

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