We currently have an FHA loan through B of A, it has been a struggle but we have remained current. We are going through a short sale currently, Bank of America is the primary & only lender involved. Our home is likely worth $80-100,000- in today’s market, but we owe $240.000. We started this short sale process at the end of September- still waiting for a negotiator to be assigned. Of course I have been reading all I can to educate myself regarding B of A tactics.
When asked, about the HUD approval letter- B of A responded that the negotiator will request the letter when assigned. Per HUD guidelines the date on the HUD letter, is the start of the short sale process. From what I can tell, this letter should have been requested in Oct. ( 2 months ago) HUD’s closing is 1% or less, depending the buyer’s loan. B of A requests 5% at closing. I’m just trying to uphold my credit (as much as possible) and get through this alive. Can B of A handle this as they see fit or do we have any recourse ? I’m totally confused. Seems as though the lender would want to be included in the HUD program to re-coup anything they could in addition to the sale.
I’m afraid I’m going to have to pass you on to a mortgage specialist. I think you should follow the link and contact a HUD housing counselor in your area that deals with these issues daily.
Please update me on your progress by posting updates here in the comments section of your question. I’m very interested in how this works out for you.
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