Huntington Beach CA – We had a short sale recently with a certain loan servicing company. The funny thing was that this loan servicer was hired by the owner of the loan to work on behalf of them.
In other words, the loan servicer was to look out for the loan owner’s best interest.
Processing and approving a short sale will usually avoid future losses on a mortgage. Boston Consulting Group recently did a study on the difference between a short sale and foreclosure.
They found that a short sale dramatically reduces future losses when compared to a foreclosure.
Here is a real life example: One lender rejected a $785,000 short sale offer. The home was foreclosed upon and put up for sale again several months later. It sold for $628,000. We estimate the owner of the loan, Fannie Mae, lost $157,000.
We have seen this happen over and over again with short sale offers. The loan servicers drag their feet on processing the short sale. The home is later foreclosed upon and sells for substantially less.
But, we had never seen a loan servicer work against their customer / client’s best interest. Until we saw a short sale approval letter come across our desk.
The loan servicer was asking for a $2,500 fee to be paid to them. If it wasn’t paid they wouldn’t approve the short sale. I was shocked. “Aren’t you required to work in your client’s best interest?”, I asked them.
The woman at the loan servicer replied, “Well, we checked it out with our legal department and the said it is ok.” I don’t really understand what she meant by “ok.”
This company is not working in their client’s behalf. The loan servicer actually has a fiduciary duty to do what is best for the owner of the loan. And putting a roadblock in the way of approving short sales isn’t doing what is best for their client.
So, what does this mean to you? In my opinion, it gives you a strong basis for a lawsuit against that loan servicing company if your loan modification or short sale isn’t approved because you won’t pay their fees ( you should always seek official legal advice in these matters as I am not a real estate attorney).
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Thanks for reading this, Tony Hunthausen.
Tony is a Real Estate Broker Associate at Remax Select One.
Phone: 714-334-7808. Tony@HunthausenGroup.com.
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