Some updated video discussing the congressional vote to abandon the HAMP program which has been an abysmal failure and discussion of a “double dip” in Housing.
Here is an interesting article released by the Associated Press on David Stern. For those who are unfamiliar, David Stern is the infamous “Foreclosure King” who owns a Florida law practice specializing in foreclosures that some label as a foreclosure mill. It is reported that the rent on Mr. Stern’s law practice headquarters is late…
“Because of past restrictions, FHA borrowers have often been shut out from buying affordable properties,” Stevens added. “This action enables our borrowers, especially first-time buyers, to take advantage of this opportunity and buy a home that has recently been rehabilitated. It will also help to move more foreclosed properties off the market and reduce the number of vacant homes in neighborhoods throughout this country.”
The waiver contains strict conditions and guidelines to protect FHA borrowers against predatory practices of “flipping” where properties are quickly resold at inflated prices. The agency’s anti-flipping waiver is limited to those sales meeting the following criteria:
- All transactions must be arms-length, with no identity of interest between the buyer and seller or other parties participating in the sales transaction.
- In cases in which the sales price of the property is 20 percent or more above the seller’s acquisition cost, the waiver will only apply if the lender meets specific conditions.
- The waiver is limited to forward mortgages, and does not apply to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for purchase program.
Read this article by Carrie Bay of DSNews.com in its entirety at http://www.dsnews.com/articles/fha-extends-anti-flipping-waiver-to-speed-sales-of-reo-homes-2011-01-28
Real estate weekly radio will have special guest Wes Davis from NAI South giving us the year-end wrap up on the Southern Utah commercial real estate market and exciting retail real estate news for Southern Utah. Check it out on Thursday 4:30 pm 1450 AM KZNU.
Thanks to everyone for coming to the meeting yesterday! Here is the Presentation in pdf. format. Enjoy! Dara