Island Green Sandestin, Florida – Citibank Luxury Short Sale Approved

Sandestin short sale

This lovely home in Island Green, an elegant neighborhood within the community of Sandestin Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida, was just approved as a short sale.  Listed at almost $900,000, the luxury property went under contract in little more than 30 days.  Only the junior lien, Citi, was a short sale.  The following documents are typical of what is required for a short sale approval:

  1. Letter of authorization to allow me to speak on behalf of the owners to the bank
  2. Hardship letter outlining why a short sale is requested (some examples of hardship are job loss, death of breadwinner, medical expenses, mortgage payment re-set, relocation, divorce, etc.)
  3. Uniform Borrower Assistance form, which is a detailed financial worksheet itemizing expenses, income and assets of the owner
  4. Proof of income, for example, paystubs, profit and loss statement, alimony, child support, retirement income, social security income, pension, unemployment compensation
  5. Tax returns and/or IRS Form 4506T allowing the lienholder to obtain the specified tax documents from the IRS
  6. Bank statements– all savings, checking account statements typically for last 60 days, or longer, often kept up-to-date throughout the short sale approval process
  7. Supplement hardship documentation, such as medical bills, divorce decree, military PCS orders, etc.
  8. Payoff statements from other lienholders, such as the payoff from senior, junior liens or homeowners association liens
  9. Preliminary Closing disclosure (CD) or settlement statement (HUD) using the anticipated closing date
  10. Listing agreement
  11. Contract for purchase
  12. Proof of funds for buyer of short sale, either a pre-approval letter for a loan, or bank statement or letter from bank stating cash funds are available

This luxury Sandestin Florida short sale was approved in about 90 days and is scheduled to close in October.  The short sale approval letter from Citibank came without the requirement to pay back any deficiency. Note: there may be tax consequences of a short sale, since the IRS may view the forgiven debt as income. Always consult with your tax advisor and attorney when considering a short sale.

How can I help you with short sale?

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Pointe of View, Miramar Beach FL Short Sale Sold

Pointe of View Sandestin

 

Pointe of View unit 634 in Miramar Beach Florida just sold.  This property at 200 Sandestin Lane was a one bedroom unit on the third floor. The Pointe of View complex has a pool, and is minutes away from shopping at Baytown Wharf and Destin Commons, Sandestin Resort, the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.   The unit was attractive for an investor because there was a tenant already in place.  The current rent of $690 would be offset by the monthly condo fee of $154 as a standing expense, but was still a pretty good return for the sale price.

This Pointe of View condo in Miramar Beach was a one-lien short sale with Flagstar Bank. During the middle of the short sale, Kondaur Capital Corporation took over the servicing of the loan. This short sale was approved with a waiver of deficiency to the seller.

200 Sandestin Lane, #634, Pointe of View, Miramar Beach Florida sold for $61,500.  

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.

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Wendy is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  She has helped sellers along the entire Emerald Coast sell their primary residences or investment properties.

811 Overbrook Dr., Fort Walton Beach FL Short Sale Approved

Overbrook Fort Walton Beach short sale

 

This short sale at 811 Overbrook Dr., Fort Walton Beach Florida was just approved! Here are the details:

Senior Lien (first mortgage): PNC

Balance: $120,000 appr

Junior Lien (second mortgage): Bank of America

Balance: $90,000 appr

Market Value:  $190,000 app

This short sale was only “short” to the junior lien, Bank of America. What does that mean?  If a home sale nets more than a senior lien’s balance, they are paid in full, therefore they are not “short”. The junior lien will get whatever leftover proceeds there are after paying the senior lien and other closing costs, such as title insurance, commission, pro-rated taxes, state transfer taxes, etc.  In many cases, the junior lien in this type of transaction gets a substantially higher payment than a regular short sale, where typically all liens are short. In a normal short sale, the senior lien will pay the junior lien a standard amount, such as 10% of their balance or a HAFA amount of $8,500.00, for example.

This Overbrook subdivision, Fort Walton Beach Florida, short sale netted Bank of America about $50,000, with which they were quite happy.  They approved the sale in 45 days.

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

3744 Lexa Court, Gulf Breeze FL – VA Compromise Sale Approved

Gulf Breeze VA Compromise Sale

This VA Compromise Sale in Gulf Breeze Florida was just approved. Here are the details for this VA short sale at 3744 Lexa Ct. in Victorian Village:

Senior Lien (mortgage): Citi

Balance:  $166,000 appr.

Junior Lien (mortgage): Citi

Balance: $2000

Market Value: $169,000 appr.

Time for Approval: 60 days

This was a CitiMortgage VA Compromise Sale that I was processing at the same time as another one with Citi in Crestview Florida, so it was like a race! They were both approved in about 60 days and I found the Citi military short sale team easy to work with.  Citi’s system includes starting a short sale file with a “processor” who gathers financial and contract paperwork and orders the appraisal. Financial paperwork required from the borrower includes last two years tax returns (signed and dated), hardship letter, PCS orders if that’s the reason for hardship, bank statements, proof of income, financial worksheet, IRS 4506T and more.  We also had to provide the listing agreement, preliminary settlement statement, third party authorization, contract and buyer’s pre-approval letter.  We speedily provided everything that was required and it took about 45 days for the file to get to the actual negotiator. At that point, the VA liquidation appraisal was back and the value was good, meaning the net proceeds from the sale were at least 85.05% of the value, which is required for a VA Compromise Sale.

You might ask why this was a “short” sale, since the market value was almost the same as the mortgage balance? The sale is still “short” because the “net” proceeds were less than the mortgage balance.  Costs to close include pro-rated taxes, Realtor commission, title insurance, documentary stamps on the deed, any buyer credit, and payment to the junior lien. In this case, the sellers chose to pay off the junior lien ahead of time.

The Gulf Breeze VA Compromise Sale in Victorian Village was under contract in three weeks after receiving multiple offers.

It’s Wendy!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.

Call 850-650-7883 ext 204

Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. Call Wendy Rulnick, Broker/Owner, to list and sell your home or condo on the Emerald Coast of Florida in Walton, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County-  Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field.

4818 Young Rd., Crestview FL – VA Compromise Sale Approved

Coronado Village Crestview VA Compromise Sale

This VA Compromise Sale in Coronado Village, Crestview Florida, was just approved.  Here are the details of this short sale at 4818 Young Rd.:

Senior Lien (Mortgage): Citi

Balance: $148,000 appr.

Junior Lien: none

Market Value: $89,000 appr.

Time for Approval: 7 weeks

This Crestview VA Compromise Sale with Citi Mortgage went very smoothly! One of the keys to getting this Coronado Village property approved was a good VA liquidation appraisal, because the net proceeds from the sale had to be at least 85.05% of the appraised value.  If the proceeds were not enough, the contract would have to be renegotiated or the VA Compromise Sale could be denied.  So that the value was not overinflated, I ensured the VA appraiser had a copy of the roof repair bid that had been obtained by the buyer.  He took that into consideration when coming up with a value.

If  you have VA Compromise Sale questions for your property in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre or Destin Florida, send me an email or give me a call.

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

 

3293 Pitcher Plant Ci., Pensacola FL VA Compromise Sale Approved

Pensacola VA Compromise Short Sale

This Pensacola Florida VA Compromise Sale at 3293 Pitcher Plant Ci. was just approved.  The short sale lender was Chase and the process was lengthy. Here are the details:

Senior Lien: Chase

Original Mortgage Balance: $262,000 approximately

Loan Type: VA (Veterans Administration)

Junior Lien: none

Market Value: $180,000 approximately

Time for approval: 120 days

This Pensacola Florida VA Compromise sale had a few hurdles before it was approved. First, a little background…. A VA Compromise Sale is a short sale where the mortgage is guaranteed by the Veteran’s Administration.   To ascertain the value of the property, the VA will perform a VA Liquidation Appraisal. This appraisal is valid for six months, and the net proceeds from a purchase and sale agreement must be at least 85.05% of the appraised value.  This property had an initial appraisal done in January for another contract, but that buyer walked.  The appraisal was still valid in May when the next contract came in. By the time Chase got around to sending the file to a negotiator, the liquidation appraisal was about to expire at the end of July. They forgot to order a new appraisal and had to send the VA Compromise Sale back to their “processing” department where we were required to begin the process anew. This caused about a six-week delay in the approval process. The next issue occurred when the new appraised value was for $220,000, far more than the market value of $180,000.  To contest this valuation, I challenged the VA directly with other comparable sales and a contractor’s repair estimate of almost $20,000.  The VA speedily reduced their appraised value and the VA Compromise Sale was approved.

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

Green Tree, USAA Approve Crestview FL – Eglin PCS Short Sale – Beaver Creek

Green Tree PCS short sale Crestview Florida

This Green Tree and USAA short sale in the Beaver Creek subdivision, Crestview Florida, has been approved for short sale and closed today. The home at 127 Mill Pond Cove, had a senior lien serviced by Green Tree and was a Fannie Mae loan.  The junior lien was USAA.  In this case, Permament Change of Station (PCS) orders from Eglin Air Force Base was the reason for short sale. PCS orders are considered an acceptable hardship by Fannie Mae, who announced this year that there would be no cash contribution or promissory note required from the PCSing seller if the home was purchased before June 20, 2012 and had been a primary residence.

This Crestview Florida short sale was initially counter offered by Fannie Mae via Green Tree at a price much higher than the contract price.  I challenged the valuation through Fannie Mae’s Homepath website by providing comparable sales that supported the original offer.  One week later, Fannie Mae agreed to lower the price after reviewing my data.

This home at 127 Mill Pond, in Beaver Creek, Crestview Florida, sold for $120,700.

Here is the Fannie Mae bulletin that addresses the short sale PCS hardship and seller contribution.

Fannie Mae PCS Short Sale Update

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, is co-found of www.shortsalesuperstars.com has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

Crestview Florida VA Compromise Sale Approved in Redstone

Crestview VA Compromise short sale

Another VA Compromise Sale was just approved in Crestview Florida! This house at 219 Limestone Ci. in the Redstone subdivision in Crestview, had a VA backed mortgage that was less than the market value. In this case, the Veterans Administration will often work with the military or retired military borrower and their mortgage lender, in this case, PHH Mortgage, to approve a sale for market value and forgive the deficiency.  The VA Compromise Sale is specific name for a VA short sale.  Note that the VA will appraise the property after there is a sales contract, not before. The net proceeds from the sale must be at least 85.05% of the appraised value. The net proceeds are what monies are left after all sales expenses are paid, for example, the title insurance, prorated taxes, state fees, like documentary stamps on deed in Florida, and Realtor commission.

If you are a service member or military retiree and you do a VA Compromise Sale, the portion of your entitlement used to obtain the mortgage won’t be available for a future VA loan unless you pay it back, but you may have remaining entitlement.  You can check with the VA Regional Office to get your specific entitlement figures. To find out more about doing a VA Compromise Sale for your Crestview Florida, Eglin Air Force Base and Hurburt Field area home, call me at 850-650-7883 ext. 204.

This home at 219 Limestone Ci., Crestview, Florida just sold for $122,000.

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

Just Sold – Sandpiper Cove #8111 Holiday Isle Condo – Destin Florida 32541

Sandpiper Cove condo Destin Florida sold

This Sandpiper Cove #8111 condo just sold in Destin Florida on Holiday Isle. It was a first studio unit of 470 square feet, overlooking the pool. The front location put this unit within quick walking distance to the dazzling white beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Sandpiper Cove has a lovely, on-site restaurant called Louisiana Lagniappe at the Sandpiper Cove Yacht Club that is well-known to Destin locals.  There are actually many fantastic amenities that keep this Destin resort so popular. You can find nine-hole golf, six tennis courts, five swimming pools, a gorgeous marina, and a lagoon. On the deeded beach, there is another restaurant, Rick’s Sandtrap and 1100 feet of sand to build castles, set up a beach chair or take a swim.  This Sandpiper Cove condo sale was a Freddie Mac short sale with Citi Bank, with a second mortgage with Huntington.  It was speedily approved.

775 Gulf Shore Dr., #8111, Sandpiper Cove studio unit on Holiday Isle in Destin Florida just sold for $80,000.

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Another Crestview FL VA Compromise Sale Approved

Crestview VA Compromise short sale agent

Another Crestview, Florida VA Compromise Sale approved!  This home at 3009 Cabela Lane, Crestview FL 32539 had a speedy approval process – the second time. The first time, the buyer walked. Here are the details!

Mortgage Holder:  Freedom Mortgage

Balance: $170,000 appr

Current Market Value:  $110,000

Time for Short Sale Approval: 4 days

With a VA Compromise Sale, the appraisal on behalf of the lender and the Veteran’s Administration is called a “VA liquidation appraisal”.  It is valid for six months. The net proceeds of the short sale must be at least 85.05% of the appraised value. Since the first buyer walked, the second buyer benefited from the appraisal already having been completed. This time, the short sale was approved in four days!

More VA Compromise Sale info

If you need to short sale your home anywhere on the Emerald Coast of Florida, give me a call.  I can help.

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Destin Short Sale Agent

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. She has successfully helped hundreds of families avoid foreclosure through short sale along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Wendy Rulnick is knowledgeable in all aspects of short sale, including VA Compromise Sale, FHA HUD pre-foreclosure sale, HAP military PCS, HAFA, Bank of America Coop program and more.  She is also co-founder of www.ShortSaleSuperstars.com and short sale instructor to agents across the United States. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field.