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6 Things You Need to Know Before You Apply for a Loan Modification

Lambros Politis - Monday, March 23, 2015

If you are at risk of foreclosure, your mortgage lender is going to talk to you about a loan modification. This idea has a lot of appeal to homeowners. If it works, you get to keep your home and make a lower payment every month.  ..

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8 Ways Brokers Can Be Sure They Have the Right Buyer for a Short Sale

Lambros Politis - Monday, March 16, 2015

Purchasing a home that’s being sold short adds a layer of complexity that many buyers aren’t completely ready for. Unfortunately, if the buyer backs out of the process, it can mean a lot of time wasted for the agents – and can have devastating consequences for the sellers who either have to start over and find a new buyer or, worse, may lose their home to foreclosure because time has run out during the approval process. ..

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15 Communication Tips That Will Help You Negotiate Successfully With Your Mortgage Lender

Lambros Politis - Monday, March 09, 2015

When you can’t make payments on your home loan, the last thing you want to do is face your mortgage lender or speak to the bank’s representative on the phone.  ..

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Our foreclosure prevention service is free to you.

Our full-service negotiation service is offered for free to homeowners. We are paid by the lender and/or the buyer.

We guarantee full settlement of your debt.

We are able to get a full settlement over 98% of the time. If the lender doesn't give a full settlement, we continue working with you, post-closing, until you have full and final satisfaction.

And, you get your short sale approved in the fastest time possible.

Every element of our short sale process is designed for speed and efficiency. We know that this is a difficult, challenging time, and we want to help you get through it as fast as possible.

Nadia Kourehdar & Lambros Politis

Lead Associate Attorney & Lead Counsel

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get paid to do a short sale?
Yes! The HAFA and FHA programs both pay up to $3,000 to the seller. They call it a "borrower relocation incentive." We've seen Chase pay up to $35,000 to borrowers with old WAMU loans. Bank of America has a co-op program that often pays out $7,000 in addition to the HAFA $3,000.
How does Ark Law Group get paid?
Our full-service short sale negotiation service is offered for free to homeowners. We are paid by the lender and/or the buyer.
How long does a short sale take?
The length of the time depends on who your lender is, the kind of loan you have, and who is negotiating your short sale. The time range is typically between 3-6 months.
Do I need a hardship to do a short sale?
The rules around hardship vary by lender and loan type. In many cases, simply defaulting on your loan is enough to get the lender to agree to a short sale. For example, if you have an FHA loan, are 90 days delinquent, and have a credit score below 620, you are automatically qualified for a short sale.
Why would the lender agree to take a loss?
If the lender is forced to foreclose on your house, they are then responsible for selling it. They already know they are going to lose money if that occurs. They would rather have you sell it now, as it will provide them more money than if they had to sell it themselves, and they will get the money sooner.
Will there be taxes on the forgiven debt?
Typically not. See our insolvency calculator.