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On the historic date of  February 9th, the United States Justice Department released the details of a $25 billion dollar settlement they reached with 5 major banks. “The settlement occurred because the banks were accused of widespread use of “Robo-signing,” said Donna Tashjian, CDPE with Keller W...
02/17/2012
It’s a sign of the times! Most of us grew up thinking that if we planned well and played by the rules, we’d never have to stand by as our financial lives unraveled.  But upheavals on Wall Street, unacceptable rates of unemployment and plummeting real estate values have taken their toll.  Since 2...
02/07/2012
3 Reasons the Term “Strategic Default” Is Misleading In a recent study, the Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index found that a full 36% of Americans would consider “strategic default”—another term for walking away from your mortgage—if they were underwater (owed more on their home th...
01/20/2012
Resolve to Face the Facts! Since 2007, 8.9 million homes have been lost to foreclosure and millions more are headed in that direction. As a real estate professional who has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, my mission is to ensure that you or anyone you care abou...
12/30/2011
Take action now to turn it around in 2012 Recent economic upheaval has taken a hefty toll. Looking forward to 2012, it’s impossible to know what’s next and the kind of an impact that an upturn or a downturn at the national level stands to have on your family’s finances. Regardless of what happens...
12/02/2011
 What is the difference between a short sale and foreclosure in:  > Deficiency judgments... > Waiting period to purchase again...  Let's take a look...   Foreclosure:  In 100% of foreclosures (except in those states where there is no deficiency) the bank has a right to pursue a deficiency judgeme...
11/11/2011
Revisions to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) announced last month, are by no means a game changer. HARP 2.0, as the media has started to refer to it, has some merit, but its scope is very limited and it will have little or no impact on foreclosures or the estimated 6.4 million homeow...
11/02/2011
Reports of foreclosures by the millions have been in the news so much over the past few years that to some, it might seem like the new normal.  But as a real estate professional who is in the trenches with financially stressed homeowners every day, it never for a second feels to me like business-...
11/02/2011
Nationwide Agent Network Donna Tashjian Keller Williams 630 Kenmoor SE Suite 101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 “I am able to assist you in the prevention of foreclosure. I can help you find the property best suited to your needs. I am here to act as your local real estate specialist, CDPE. Buying or S...
10/24/2011
It’s time to take another look at short sales As recently as a few months ago, if you would have told a real estate agent who specialized in short sales that they’d be raving about a lender’s stellar service and rapid approval times—not to mention significant cash incentives for financially stra...
10/13/2011
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