This Regions Mortgage Fort Walton Beach Florida short sale was just approved! It was one of the longest short sales transactions I’ve had in a few years. How long? Five and a half months.
There were a few twists to this Fort Walton Beach short sale story. The property was a triplex and there were three loans on it. All were with Regions Mortgage. All were Fannie Mae backed loans. One problem was that the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser said the Triplex was one property, not three. Regardless of what the property appraiser said, Fannie Mae, wanted three contracts to review. So we had to break the original contract into three. Regions Mortgage stated they were waiting for Fannie Mae to respond for “months” to our file. Regions did not always return emails and phone calls promptly, but they did, however, provide me with the direct email addresses of their negotiators. This is always helpful. Some lenders, such as Suntrust, do not provide negotiator contact information at all. Another interesting note – Regions accepted electronic signatures. Bank of America would not accept electronic signatures on a Fannie Mae short sale I recently completed with their company, stating that Fannie Mae’s electronic signature guidelines were too onerous.
Finally, in January, after a small counter offer, and the buyer countering back, we had an approval from Fannie Mae via Regions Mortgage. Or three, that is! This property is scheduled to close within the next few weeks. The seller received a full waiver of deficiency.
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
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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.