Short Sale Success Stories

Stories of successfully closed short sales in CT.

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An easy breezy Shelton, CT short sale approval with SPS and Carrington!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:19pm. 109 Views, 0 Comments.

closing_425_01Most short sales are frustrating and difficult, some are an absolute nightmare, and some of them just blow you away with their ease!

After a major life change this Shelton homeowner found himself living in a condo that no longer worked for his lifestyle, but stuck in a mortgage that made it impossible to move on. A short sale was his only realistic option at getting out of the home.

In our slow CT condo market, it took 2.5 months to secure a strong buyer and immediately we went to work on the short sale approval. Between SPS and Carrington our client was almost $200,000 upside down in the home. 

With relative ease both lenders quickly started processing the short sale and within weeks we had an approval from Carrington. Despite my suspicions…

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West Hartford, CT short sale success with Nationstar and SPS!

Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:31am. 145 Views, 0 Comments.

Nationstar just doesn't make it easy lately!

istock_000015631251xsmall_406_05When this West Hartford homeowner called me she was at her wits end after several years of unsuccessful loan modification attempts with her lender Bank of America and was ready to move on. We listed the home as a short sale. Soon after Bank of America sold the loan to Nationstar.

Nationstar had been an okay lender to deal with until they decided to partner with - creating one of the most burdensome and least successful short sale processess around today. It took 3 long months on the slow CT condo market to secure a buyer and full short sale packages headed off to the lenders - Nationstar and SPS. It took 4 excruciating months for Nationstar to process the short sale and get through their…

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A trying road to a Milford, CT short sale success with Ocwen, Chase and SPS!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:17am. 232 Views, 0 Comments.

When these Milford, CT homeowners decided it was time to relocate they found themselves upside down with three outstanding loans on their home. A highly complex and difficult short sale was in order to resolve all three liens so it was time to call in the experts.

istock_000024011682small_849We listed the home and within a week a bidding war ensued ending with us under contract with a seemingly strong buyer. Three short sale packages headed out to Ocwen, Chase and SPS, and we expected quick answers as all three lenders were generally on reasonable timelines. Due to Freddie Mac guidelines, it quickly came to light that the third lien was unresolvable with a short sale, so we advised the owner to settle the lien to get it out of the equation as we continued our work with the other…

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Well Fargo VA compromise sale approval in Shelton, CT in just 6 weeks!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:41am. 304 Views, 0 Comments.

2014 has been a year of change for the better at the Wells Fargo short sale department....After landing on my Top 5 List of the worst lenders to do short sales with in 2013 and following through with another years worth of excruciatingly painful short sales, Wells Fargo has finally stepped it up a notch!

For the third time in 2014, Wells fargo DELIVERS...with an easy breezy short sale approval in mere weeks!

After a divorce, my client had been left upside down in an unaffordable loan an with no way out. A VA Compromise sale ( VA's name for their short sales) was her only reasonable option and she was ready to go! It took just 10 days to sell the home in a multiple offer situation at the height of the selling season. A short sale package quickly…

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Wallingford, Connecticut short sale tale - Just 7 weeks to an ASC approval!

Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 3:37pm. 242 Views, 0 Comments.

istock_000027038989small_849When this Wallingford, CT couple decided it was time to move on from their starter condo, they found themselves prisoners of their negative equity! With a first mortgage with ASC ( a division of Wells Fargo) and a second with Ocwen  - there was just no way to come up with the $50K+ to sell the home traditionally. 

We listed the home as a short sale and in the slow CT condo market it took us just over 2 months to secure a buyer. Short sale documentation quickly headed to the lender. ASC breezed through their short sale processing and our only hang up came with a bad valuation, causing ASC to request the buyer to raise their offer far above true market value. A value dispute quickly settled the issue and our short sale approval letter arrived! Ocwen…

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New Britain, Connecticut - Another Bank of America short sale success!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 7:14am. 208 Views, 0 Comments.

While Bank of America's FHA short sale department is generally a disaster, once in a while even they get it right....

A year after our initial consultation this New Britain homeowner called me to finally list his home. He had tried unsuccessfully to modify his loan and was ready to move on. The home went on market and just three short weeks later we secured a strong buyer for the home. FHA recently revised their Pre-Foreclosure Sales program to streamline more closely with conventional short sale programs. This made the program more flexible, however servicers generally take a long time to adapt to any changes to guidlines. I expected many months to get Bank of America to make a decision.

Despite this and the fact my client was current on his…

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Ocwen short sale success in Bristol, CT!

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 12:08pm. 271 Views, 0 Comments.

Ocwen used to be one of my favorite lenders to work with. They were streamlined in Equator and short sale approvals would seamlessly arrive within a few weeks. Naturally Ocwen decided to fix what wasn't broken. Ocwen partnered with Altisource and the once smoothly running system came crashing to a catastrophic hault.


When my Bristol, CT homeowners had to move down south for employment opportunities sadly they were tied down by their overleveraged home and left with no alternative but to short sell. It took two months in the dead of winter to find a buyer for this Bristol home, and then our nightmare with Ocwen began. Ocwen even blatantly disregards the fact that Freddie Mac - the owner of the loan - has set timelines for short sale processing for…

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A 3 year US Bank short sale journey comes to an end!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 7:30am. 222 Views, 0 Comments.


After 2 years of unsuccessfull short sale efforts with two different agents, this Marlborough, CT homeowner decided to find a short sale expert for her next attempt at short selling her overleveraged home. 

It took just 3 weeks to secure a cash buyer for the home, and a short sale package quickly headed to the lender. Unfortunately US Bank is never easy to deal with, and is quite likely the most difficult bank in the country to work short sales with. Four long  months passed as US Bank endlessly shuffled paperwork until the buyer grew weary and walked.

Another month passed until we secured a new, more patient buyer. Three additional months passed and finally the short sale approval arrived! After another 6 weeks of lender shenanigans (this…

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Just 4 weeks to a Bristol, CT Wells Fargo VA short sale approval!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 10:49am. 313 Views, 0 Comments.

The short sale department at Wells Fargo has been a complete wreck for the past few years, frequently taking many months to approve the simplest of short sales. But this time would be different! 

When this Bristol CT couple called me they were several months behind, facing foreclosure and looking to leave the state to make a fresh start down south. With the clock ticking we listed the home. It took just a single week for a bidding frenzy to develop and within our first week on market we were under contract with a strong buyer. 

To our great surprise, Wells Fargo rushed to action to get our short sale approved. VA short sales ( otherwise known as compromise sales) can be bound with red tape...but that was not the case with this sale. It took just 4…

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Nine long months to a US Bank short sale success - no default required!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 5:22pm. 647 Views, 0 Comments.

It's always a long road to the end of a short sale with  U.S. Bank - quite possibly the most difficult lender on the face of the earth.


When this Beacon Falls, CT homeowner explained his predicament I knew we were in it for the long haul. My client was relocating accross the country for work but had over $100,000 of negative equity keeping him prisoner. Determined to keep his credit top notch, he wished to be able to get approved for his short sale and never miss a single payment. It's not always easy to get short sales approved for borrowers who are current on their payments, but it is possible.

It took just three weeks for the home go under contract in the midst of a bidding war. While I was hopeful that US Bank may have cleaned up their ways…

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