If you have found a short sale in Fremont and are getting discouraged at the pace of things, find out if the home you are buying has a B of A loan on it. If it does, you are in luck, well sort of.
I know there have been horror stories about B of A. My father-in-law who also is a broker has a few of his own. But, I do not (yet). I have a short sale in the Parkmont area of Fremont and they buyer really wants to get going. I think they are feeling that they may miss out on the new buyer credit. I was introduced to a VP of B of A a while ago, and he has now been authorized on the account and the short sale is moving quickly. There are a few strings attached.
If you as a buyer have a loan approved already with a non B of A provider, you will have to dump them. The VP wants the loan in order to provide leverage for the workings in the B of A system. We have seen this with Wells Fargo and other lenders too, but this is a bit different. Then, you have to hire B of A to do the loan, and authorize the VP using the short sale authorization letter.
Let's just wait and see. As a full-time fremont real estate agent, http://www.MyColdwellBankerHome.com I am skeptical.
By Jeff Pereyda