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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year from Mexico Beach Florida

Happy New Year!

I can't believe 2009 is over----where did it go?    I'll be sending out my end of the year newsletter next week which will give the real estate statistics for December and all of 2009.  If you are not on my email database for the newsletter, just send me a quick email and I'll add you!

Amazingly, it has been an extremely busy week so far--which accounts for my blog being late!

There are a lot of people in town and many of them just to see property.  We are all showing to prospective buyers and not just tire-kickers!

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There are a lot of short sales on the market.  Short sales are when a buyer is "upside down" with his mortgage, they owe more than it is worth.
A seller can list the property for market value and when they get an offer they can apply for a short sale with THEIR lender.   They ask to sell the property and either release them from the balance of the mortgage.   Once sellers get a contract then they can begin to negotiate with the lender.  They can ask to be released from any balance or can negotiate a reduced amount to be paid in installments. 

Each bank is different to work with however, the lender is not obligated by our real estate "time is of the essence".  They can take anywhere from 2-6 months to approve an offer.

The seller has to provide quite a bit of documentation for a short sale.  The buyer just has to have patience. 

Many short sales will end in foreclosure.  However, from my experience, it can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years for the bank to actually foreclose and take back the property.

These can be great deals and are definitely worth the wait!
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Celebrate Twice!
Because Mexico Beach is on the time zone line you can ring in the new year in eastern time zone and then ring it in again in central time zone!!!
There will be trolleys you can catch a ride on and just bounce from restaurant to restaurant all the way from Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach.
Take a look at the flyer below.
Don't hesitate to call me if you have any other questions!!!
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I want to thank all of you for your business!

I look forward to a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year and pray the same for you!!

I will be working this weekend so don't hesitate to call!

Mary
850-896-5222
www.maryblackburn.com
Sundance Realty
Mexico Beach, FL real estate on Facebook

Posted via email from Mary Blackburn in Mexico Beach, FL

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