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Welcome to my Blog. Since 2003 the focus of our business has been helping homeowners avoid foreclosure. In our current economy, the best solution is often a short sale. Many lenders offer incentives, modifications include principal reductions - helping homeowners create strategies to overcome financial difficulties are our specialty. We are happy to help. If you have any questions about foreclosures, short sales, selling or buying a home - Just Call Wendy!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
What started out as a lark turned in to a new way to travel!   A friend of mine & her husband were getting ready to plan their annual vacation – each year they make certain to eek out time-away from their hectic work schedules.  My friend lamented that it was challenging to find a hotel or resort...
09/28/2013
New Port Richey, FL offers many active, secure, attractive communities in which to enjoy life to the fullest after age 55.  Since 1974, Summertree Communities and their neighborhoods have been offering and satisfying active seniors, retirees and those who want maintenance-free living with many ch...
09/28/2013
These days it is not uncommon for adult children to move back to their parents home.  Many young adults have problems finding good paying jobs once they are out of college or simply cannot afford living on their own.  Still others seek the "Easy Button" and no job seems to work out. A friend of m...
09/07/2013
The decision to downsize is a big step and there is much to consider.  Inevitably one of the first considerations upon making the decision to downsize is:  What about my stuff? Most of us have stuff, some of us have way more stuff than necessary.  Our stuff is precious to us and, in many cases, h...
08/31/2013
    Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | (727) 452-3301 SHORT SALE SUCCESS!! Wells Fargo - FHA Fixer Upper! Single Family House – CASH SALE List Date January 2013 Under Contract January 2013 Closed August 2013 DESCRIPTION SHORT SALE – Fantastic win-win situation for everyone! The seller is ecs...
08/20/2013
GREAT NEWS for Short Sale Sellers!! At last, FHA makes dramatic changes to it’s policy by announcing to it’s mortgagees that FHA will reduce the time homebuyers must wait to qualify for a FHA mortgage after a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy. This news is HUGE!     Previously, a buyer had to...
08/19/2013
  Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | shortsaler@gmail.com | (727) 452-3301 704 Cypress St, Tarpon Springs, FL   2BR/1BA Single Family House   offered at $68,000 Year Built 1981 Sq Footage 1,008 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, updated Cooling: Central Air/Heat Flooring Laminate/Tile Lot Size 8,...
08/16/2013
 $78,000 , 2 bedrooms, 1 full baths, 1 car Garage, 1,016 square feet living area   Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | shortsaler@gmail.com | (727) 452-3301   1680 57th St N, St Petersburg, FL Short Sale Sweetie! Move in ready! 2BR/1BA Single Family House     Year Built 1975 Sq Footage 1,016 ...
07/30/2013
    Shame on Bank of America! According to a recent Bloomberg report, Bank of America eliminated U.S. positions in its appraisal division and is sending jobs to India.  Workers in Bank of America's new facilities in Bangalore, India will use checklists to ensure appraisals have been done properly...
07/18/2013
  At the risk of over-simplication, perhaps a visual might help to illustrate the parts of a short sale that is seldom seen by the buyers agent and buyers. Critical to the success of a short sale, is engaging the services an experienced Short Sale Professional. Even more critical, is the Seller'...
07/10/2013
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