Home Short Sales Rise in ‘Dramatic Shift,’ May Boost Prices

November 17th, 2011

By Kathleen M. Howley (Adds foreclosure and delinquency data in seventh paragraph.) Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) — U.S. home prices may get a boost from an unlikely source: a pickup in sales of properties in default before they reach the stage where they are repossessed by the bank and sold. There has been a “dramatic shift” Read More…

Getting Cash in Exchange for a Short Sale

November 17th, 2011

By ANN CARRNS Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg NewsA short-sale home in Nevada. To avoid further clogging the already sluggish home foreclosure pipeline, some lenders have been offering cash incentives to strapped homeowners at risk of foreclosure to complete short sales and move out of their homes. Chase, for instance, has been quietly offering as much as $35,000 Read More…

The Case for Hiring a Lawyer

November 17th, 2011

by Joseph Plambeack FIRST-TIME buyers in New York City confront a series of choices: co-op or condo, high-rise or walk-up, a second bathroom or just steps from the subway? But there seems to be consensus on at least one decision — whether to hire a real estate lawyer. In New York, unlike most places in Read More…

The Darwin Agency Signs New York Law Firm

November 16th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sue Reddy Silverman at 954-916-7977 or sue@thedarwinagency.com THE DARWIN AGENCY SIGNS NEW YORK LAW FIRM Fort Lauderdale, FL, October __, 2011 – The Darwin Agency, a traditional and Internet-based marketing and advertising firm based in Fort Lauderdale, has been retained by The Law Offices of Joseph A. Scutieri, a New York Read More…