Equity is neither created nor destroyed, it only changes hands Have you ever checked your receipt from a restaurant for mistakes? Most people have.
Did you check your Mortgage receipt for mistakes? Do you even know what a mortgage receipt is? The Final HUD-1 is the main part of a Mortgage receipt. Upwards of 80% of loans that were originated from 2001-2008 contain at least one violation such as Predatory Lending, excess fees, incorrect finance charges, mistakes and fraud. If any violations are found in the loan agreement this can used as powerful negotiating tool while performing a loan modification, short sale, principal reduction, short refinance or sue the lender for damages. If the violations are presented to the Lender the right way, then the Lender would be far more willing to work with the homeowner on whatever goal the homeowner would like to accomplish.
Who should check their Mortgage for errors, omissions and fraud? • You’ve been told you do not qualify for a loan modification even though you are struggling with all your finances • You are still current on your payments and want to speed up the process on either short sale or loan modification • Any property use; primary residence, vacation home, investment property or commercial • Homeowner who owes more than what the home is worth today "upside down" or "under water" • Any Property type; Single Family, Condo, Townhouse, Residential Multi Unit, Commercial • Pre-foreclosure, FORECLOSED or even recently EVICTED after foreclosure is possible
• Anyone with an Adjustable Rate Mortgage where as their payment has increased • Your lender has claimed they can make more money foreclosing on your home • Your lender refuses to modify your 2nd home or investment property • Currently behind on payments, history of late and/or partial payment • You’ve been told you would not qualify for a loan modification • You can’t hold on any longer waiting on your lender to help • Anyone where the original Lender is now out of business • Anyone who suspects their Lender of Predatory Lending • Anyone who suspects unfair practices by their Lender • Anyone who was bait and switched at time of closing • Anyone with a loan originated between 2001 - 2008 • Your lender has a policy against loan modifications • Anyone with an Option ARM (pick a payment) • Anyone denied a Loan Modification • Your short sale has been denied • You make too much money • You can’t prove a hardship
Forensic and Securitization Audits reveal the problems to both parties
A Forensic Audit is a detailed investigation of your loan documents from the time you applied for credit up to and including origination. The investigation is done by experienced auditors, who are well versed in the Local, State and Federal laws that protect consumers and guide lending practices. A Securitization Audit reveals the path of how the Note was serviced after origination until the present day. If any violations are found you are entitled to damages which you can use to negotiate many different solutions.
The desire to solve the problem is stronger for both parties When a Forensic and a Securitization Audit is done, a homeowner is finally able to show their Lender that the real reasons behind their inabilities to pay or continue to maintain payments is because the Homeowner is the injured party. When you can reveal to your Lender all the violations that exist in your loan, not only have you shown why you have struggled with the payments, but you have shown the problems the Lender has too. It is in the Lender's best interest to get this situation resolved and it is in both parties best interest if these violations can be resolved by accepting a Short Sale which would correct past violations and give all parties a winning and sustainable relationship.
Reality of Today’s Market: In today’s market, most short sales listed with a Real Estate agent will go to foreclosure if in default of loan or never sell if current on loan payments. This is because a typical owner/occupant buyer working with a Realtor does not know how to deal with the banks and is not willing to continue with the negotiations past a couple of weeks. Most buyers want to move into a home within 30 days and while homes like yours may get interest, they rarely get to the closing table. Getting a Principal Reduction first creates equity so the Seller does not need lender approval to close on a sale. The Seller would then walk away with the proceeds from the sale.