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2015 Hafa Short Sale Update | 951-217-6745

Published February 8, 2015 in HAFA Updates - 0 Comments

2015 HAFA Short Sale Update | 951-217-6745 | Realty Works Temecula

2015 HAFA Short Sale Update

by Sidney Kutchuk

2015 HAFA Short Sale Update.
Starting Feb 1st 2015 short sales being processed via the HAFA program will allow the seller to walk away with $10,000 at the close of escrow. This $10,000 is for the seller to use for relocation costs. Prior to this change relocation assistance was caped at $3,000.00

Also, current HAFA guidelines state that first lien holders will also provide $8500 from sale proceeds to junior lien. This has now been changed to $12,000. 

For more details on all the changes made to the HAFA short sale process go to this link. Or call the short sale specialist at Realty Works,Sidney Kutchuk 951-217-6745 of visitwww.aShortSale.com

Sidney Kutchuk | January 26, 2015 at 9:09 pm | Tags: HAFA Update 2015, Temecula Short Sale Experts | Categories: 2015 HAFA Short Sale Update, Temecula Short Sale Agents | URL:http://wp.me/p24A2i-hB

2013 Temecula Short Sale Specialist | 2013 update video & chart

2013 Short sale updates.

by Sidney Kutchuk

2013 is going to be a good year for homeowners needing to short sale their home.
Most all major lenders and servicers have agreed to streamline the short sale process.

Program Updates Effective February 1, 2013

however, Servicers may implement changes immediately

 The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Program is a government-sponsored initiative overseen by the U.S. Treasury Department and administered by Fannie Mae assisting all Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)-eligible homeowners in avoiding foreclosure,specifically through short sales or deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure.

BEFORE Feb. 1, 2013

AFTER Feb. 1, 2013

Required Documents Use of Short Sale Agreement and Request for Short Sale Approval or forms substantially similar in content are required   Use of Short Sale Agreement and Request for Short Sale Approval documents optional
The Short Sale Notice (SSN) and the Acknowledgement of Request for Short Sale (ARSS) are now the preferred forms for servicers with regards to HAFA Short Sales. The Deed-in-Lieu (DIL) Agreement is now optional, and the Request for Approval of Short Sale (RASS) and Alternative Request for Approval of Short Sale (Alt RASS) are being phased out. 
Response Time Servicers required to respond within 45 days  Servicers required to respond within 30 days
The time frame for servicers to respond to a borrower’s request for a short sale has been shortened from 45 calendar days to 30 calendar days (generally). 
Pre-Determined Hardship & Affidavit Affidavit of borrower hardship required for approval of  HAFA short sale Pre-determined hardship (90+ days delinquent and FICO below 620) with affidavit required 
Borrowers who are 90 days or more delinquent and have a FICO score that is less than 620 will be deemed to have a “pre-determined” hardship. Servicers do not need to further validate the hardship to approve the HAFA short sale. However, they must execute a Hardship Affidavit prior to closing. 
Short Sale Affidavit

No arms-length transaction orHUD-1 affidavit required

New HAFA Affidavit to be completed at closing

A new HAFA Affidavit is now required, while both the borrower and the buyer must sign. This affidavit certifies the sale is an arm’s-length transaction (the homeownerand buyer have no previous connection to one another), that no money is beinggiven or received outside of the HUD 1, and other necessary information. 
Subordinate LienholderPayoff Treasury contribution to subordinate lienpayoff $2,000  Treasury contribution to subordinate lienpayoff increased—up to $5,000 
The Department of the Treasury will now provide up to $5,000 as an incentive to payoff secondary lienholders. 

Resale Restrictions

No resale before 90 days

Resale after 30 days allowed

The current restriction on reselling a property within 90 days after closing is being shortened to 30 days. From 31 to 90 days, the resale price cannot exceed 120% ofthe HAFA short sale price.

HAFA 2012 update link

Published April 20, 2012 in HAFA Updates - 0 Comments

HAFA Short Sale Update – 2012 

 

https://www.hmpadmin.com/portal/programs/docs/hamp_servicer/sd1202.pdf

HAFA This Supplemental Directive amends HAFA policy as follows and allows servicers to implement such changes immediately: 

There are no longer any occupancy requirements for HAFA eligibility;

 Section 7.4, Chapter IV of the Handbook which states that the amount of the monthly mortgage payment during the term of the SSA, Alternative RASS or DIL Agreement must not exceed the equivalent of 31 percent of the borrower’s monthly gross income is amended to allow a servicer to accept a full payment, if the borrower requests to make a full contractual payment in order to stay current on the loan

 Section 6.2.4.2, Chapter IV of the Handbook is amended to increase from $6,000 to $8,500 the amount a servicer may authorize the settlement agent to pay from gross proceeds to subordinate mortgage holder(s) in exchange for a lien release and full release of borrower liability.

  Borrower relocation incentives will be limited to HAFA short sale or DIL transactions where the property is occupied by a borrower or a tenant at the time the SSA, Alternative RASS or DIL Agreement is executed and who will be required to vacate the property as a result of the short sale or DIL. Servicers must determine if a property subject to a HAFA transaction is occupied by a borrower or tenant who will be required to vacate and may only authorize relocation incentives for such occupants. Servicers must ensure that the HUD-1 reflects a payment to the borrower or tenant, when appropriate.

Supplemental Directive 12-02 Page 19  The requirements in Section 11.2, Chapter IV of the Handbook related to credit bureau reporting of HAFA transactions are amended as follows:  If the real estate is sold for less than the full balance owed and the deficiency balance is forgiven, report the following Base Segment fields as specified: Account Status Code = 13 (Paid or closed account/zero balance) or 65 (Account paid in full/a foreclosure was started), as applicable.