August 31, 2017


Just a few years after purchasing his Middletown home, this CT homeowner found himself over $60K upside down and forced to be a landlord for no profit. He decided to try to short sell the property so he could move on with his life. 

The property was listed and less than two weeks later a buyer was secured. A full short sale package headed to Ocwen….but soon after, Ocwen sold the loan to Quicken Loans forcing us to start the process all over. Quicken proved to be an absolute delight to work with.

Our negotiator was quick and responsive and soon the file was headed to the investor for a decision. Unfortunately Freddie Mac declined our short sale, citing lack of hardship.

Fortunately – new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines allow for a streamlined short sale option for clients over 90 days in default and with credit scores under 620.

As my client fell further behind, he qualified for this new “no-doc” short sale option – which requires no supporting documentation for an approval assuming a serious delinquency and the low credit score. We reapplied for the short sale and were approved! A value dispute and some buyer lender delays later – this Quicken Loans short sale CLOSED!

OWED: $190,000



Last Updated on September 12, 2017 by Minna Reid

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Minna Reid

Minna Reid is The Broker - Owner of Reid Real Estate Group. Reid Real Estate Group is a full-service Connecticut residential real estate brokerage, specializing in helping homeowners with legal and financial challenges including short sales, probate sales and tax lien complications.

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