Chicago Short Sales: Are You A Casualty Of The Terrible Loan Modification Process?

Posted on October 19th, 2010 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.

Chicago, IL – I recently saw an amusing video about loan modifications. In it the guy called Wells Fargo “Hells Fargo.” Apparently it is tough to get a loan modification. They lose your paperwork.

You have to talk to people in other countries where English IS NOT their first language. The people at the lenders treat you like dirt.

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In addition, they pretend to love their customers. While you are waiting on hold for two hours to talk to someone, you get to hear the recording, “We at ABC Lending love our customers. We want to provide the best customer service in order to earn your business.”

If you have experienced this, then you know how frustrating it is. But, why go thru the whole experience? Is it really worth the stress?

I don’t think so. Most loan modification do not reduce your payment. Some do, but the reduction usually doesn’t reduce the payment near the fair market rent. As a result, many homeowners limp along with a loan modification they can barely afford.

Little do they realize that they could go rent a similar home for less money. Here is one example of this. A homeowner gets a loan modification from her lender.

She borrows money from family for the upfront payment. Then, she suffers for a year while she pays a payment that is more than she can afford. She has to work extra hours and some night shifts.

Money is so tight she can barely afford to pay for food. Little does she know that she could rent a similar house for 30% less per month.

I see this story happen more often than not. People don’t realize how competitive the rental market is today. They also don’t know how much better off they will be mentally. If you are experiencing a loan modification horror story, then stop.

Take a look around. You do have options. There may be another home you and your family can rent. Then you can short sale, wipe out the upside down debt, and move on with your life.

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When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail. If you prefer, then you can call me at (312) 953-6725.

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Thanks for reading this, Phil Buoscio.

Phil is a Real Estate Agent at Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc..

Phone: (312) 953-6725.

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Phil Buoscio, is a broker with Better Living Realty he leads the sales team “Phil Buoscio Team” and specializes in short sales in Chicago Illinois. Chicago Loan Modification Help can be referred to you. We don’t do loan modifications ourselves but we work with those who do. We know Chicago Short Sales. I am a Chicago Short Sale Realtor. Chicagoland Short Sale Realtor. Chicago IL Short Sales. Chicago Realtor. We do business in Pilsen. McKinley Park. Bridgeport. Wicker Park. West Town. Ukranian Village. Lincoln Park. Near North. River North. East Village. Logan Square. Uptown. Edison Park. Portage Park. Hermosa. Lincoln Park, South Loop, West Loop. Bronzeville. Hyde Park. Kenwood. Oak Park. Brookfield. Cicero. Berwyn. Evanston. LaGrange. LaGrange Park. Riverside. We sell condos, single family homes, lots, land, multi units, two flats, three flats, etc.

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