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Larchmont Foreclosure Sold at $199K after Failed Short Sale

[Banks lost at least $130,000 on me. Talk about my consequences on the show and comments here.] Some of you already know about this, but the Larchmont REO property was sold by the bank for $199,000 on May 11th. See the provided MLS screenshot. I lost the Larchmont property to foreclosure on February 27th, 2007. […]

New Mexico Home Foreclosure is Final

New Mexico home no more… The original foreclosure sale was rescheduled due to a fairly rare snowstorm. I was happy to get extra time to get the short sale approved. The lender wasn’t willing to talk to us though. So the home went up for sale at the foreclosure auction yesterday. Today I found out […]

From the “Publisher” of Casey’s Foreclosure Book…

[Begin guest post from the “Publisher”] Warning: this will be a lengthy post, but will answer many questions people are dying to know. In light of Casey shutting down his blog, turning it back on, his last several posts and people’s comments, the need for many clarifications are apparent. Casey had asked me to create […]

Dallas Finally in Escrow… I Think

Wow… this took a lot of back-n-forth but I finally have a cash buyer for the Angleridge Dallas property. It went into escrow today, but there are still a couple of issues. I will have to tell you the history on this deal another day – why I bought it, what went wrong, how I […]

No Judging! Just Surviving and Helpin’

I did some thinking and realized that I’m getting side-tracked. My original goal was to: 1) Write about my experience facing foreclosure and how I am dealing with it and… 2) Help Over-Extended Borrowers – tips on how to stop foreclosure, save the home or sell it fast, decide when to file bankruptcy, getting out […]

Casey Serin Facing Foreclosure on Wikipedia – a Defense

I’ve been watching the Casey Serin entry in Wikipedia get written over the last couple of months. It’s obviously written by my critics but they say they are trying to keep an “encyclopedic tone” (see the discussion tab). The problem I have is that the entry is highly skewed toward making me look bad. So […]

#6 Foreclosure Search on Google, Talking Foreclosure Book

And it’s organic! Don’t have to pay a penny (dirty or not). Now I just have to do something good with it. Like figure out if people are looking for how to stop foreclosure, or to research foreclosure process/laws or to buy foreclosures. Probably a mixture of all of those. So the demand is there. […]

Investor Found Buyer to Stop Foreclosure on Burdett Way House

Zack, the real estate investor from Land Mark Property Solutions of San Francisco Bay Area gave me some good news yesterday. He has been helping me stop foreclosure by getting a short sale approved on the Burdett Way Sacramento house. Zack offered 200 but the lender would only go down to 248 on a short […]

#6 Foreclosure Search on Google, Talking Foreclosure Book

And it’s organic! Don’t have to pay a penny (dirty or not). Now I just have to do something good with it. Like figure out if people are looking for how to stop foreclosure, or to research foreclosure process/laws or to buy foreclosures. Probably a mixture of all of those. So the demand is there. […]

Stop Modesto Foreclosure via Short Sale, But No Promissory!

Spoke with agent working to stop my foreclosure in Modesto, California. We spoke about the status of the short sale offer. The rep at the bank finally got back to my short sale agent and said they may want me to sign a promissory note in order to get this short sale approved and stop […]

Pool Maintenance in Foreclosure

If you’re facing foreclosure, you know that sinking money into any kind of maintenance is the last thing on your mind. Especially when you don’t live in the property and the property is 75 miles away. The last time I visited that property was sometime in October or November of last year. Here is how […]

New Mexico Foreclosure Rescheduled, More Time For Short Sale

Just got off the phone with the law firm. Foreclosure auction rescheduled to March 1st. Sweet! I have some time to attempt a short sale. The question is… should I do it myself or hire a competent real estate agent who specializes in doing short sales. My current agent has never done short sales. If […]

Foreclosure Help and Hater Comments

Here is an email I got today: Subject: Listen, you gotta start deleting those hate comments Those haters are ruining your blog. It is because of their rubbish, that your intended audience (people who are genuinely interested in what you’re doing) are slowly slipping away from your blog. That’s why you’re getting less and less […]

Last Foreclosure… No Houses, No Money, No Stereo

Today I lost my last property to foreclosure. The worst part is that BOTH the first and second approved the short sale but the first (Countrywide) refused to give the buyer a small extension to close. They had a solid offer for $300,000 on the table! The pool and spa is still a mess as […]