Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bank of America updates its "Pre-approved Price Short Sale" and "Short Sale Relocation Assistance" Programs...

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you will already know that I got an email from Bank of America's short sale department this morning notifying me of some changes to their short sale program. To quote the email from BofA, it reads:

"Bank of America Short Sale Relocation Assistance Program: Your clients could receive $5,000 to $30,000 in relocation assistance. Your financially distressed clients want to avoid foreclosure. You want to help them. So do we! That's why Bank of America is excited to offer enhanced relocation assistance. Qualified homeowners who initiate a Pre-approved Price Short Sale (without an offer) could be eligible to receive $5,000 - $30,000* in relocation assistance and owe no more on their mortgage with the sale of their property, depending on the investor involved. Don't miss this limited-time offer to get your distressed clients the help they need by initiating a 'Pre-approved Price Short Sale' today."

So how is this different from BofA's previous short sale program? Well, the lower end of the incentive range was increased from $3,000 to $5,000. In order to participate, the short sale process MUST be initiated BEFORE the property is listed and has an offer. In fact short sales initiated at the time an offer is received are specifically excluded from the enhanced relocation assistance funds. This also now applies to homes that are non-owner occupied! A short sale must be initiated by the end of this 2012 and close by September 26, 2013, to be eligible for the incentives.

If you have questions regarding if your Bank of America mortgage loan on a Sacramento-area home may qualify for this short sale program, please contact me. I welcome your call to see if we are a good fit to work together.

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