Florida Short Sales - How GMAC Short Sales Work

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
St. Petersburg FL – GMAC, was the financing arm of General Motors. It was taken over by Uncle Sam and has been mostly privatized as Ally Financial. However, many people still have loans from the original GMAC. Some of these homeowners want to short sale, but are curious about how it works. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. A GMAC short sale is not too much different from other short sales. To start a short sale with GMAC, first call them at the 800 number on your most recent statement. That number is currently 800-850-4622. Most of GMAC’s loans have been sold. The first thing you or your short sale realtors should do is find out who owns the loan now. On our last GMAC short sale, the loan had been sold to a Wall Street “Sliced and Diced” Fund. In this case, that fund made the decision on whether or not to accept the short sale. GMAC was simply handling the file for them. Another owner of loan might be Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, both highly controlled by Uncle Sam. Or, the loans might be owned by a private investor, but insured by VA or FHA. The guidelines to approve a short sale will be set by the owner or insurer of the loan. For example, FHA allows a homeowner 120 days to successfully short sale their house. FHA will accept a net equal to 88% of an FHA appraisal for the first 30 days. After 30 days, that number is reduced to 86%. After 60 days, it is reduced again to 84%. So yes, Bank of America short sales are tough. However, if you know who the investor (or insurer) is on a loan (and their guidelines), it makes it much easier to get a short sale approved. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA own or insure between 60% and 75% of all loans. If you are thinking of doing a short sale, then make sure your agent understands their guidelines. Their guidelines are all a little different. Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at steve.capen@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation. When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 727-348-2211 Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here. Thinking about a loan modification? Our Largo loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy. . Thanks for reading this, Steve Capen. Steve is a Real Estate Agent at http://shortsaleagentadvocate.com/. Largo, Clearwater, Tampa, Palm Harbor, and St. Petersburg Short Sales Realtor: Phone: 727-348-2211. steve.capen@gmail.com. pinellascountyshortsales.com.
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