Short sale/Foreclosure help?

The U.S. Treasury Department's long-awaited guidelines to streamline Short Sales, announced Monday, will have a significant impact on families facing foreclosure, according to RE/MAX International Chairman and Co-Founder Dave Liniger.

The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA), part of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), provides financial incentives and simplifies Short Sales procedures by setting limits on the time it takes lenders to respond, freeing borrowers from debt and capping claims of subordinate lenders.

The Treasury's announcement comes on the heels of more than a year's work by RE/MAX leadership to persuade federal lawmakers to address the need for a simpler Short Sale process.

"While the plan doesn't include all of our suggestions, we feel it's a big step in the right direction," Liniger says. "These new policies will make Short Sales much more attractive to our clients and much easier for us to complete."

Steve Young
RE/MAX Associates
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