Monday, February 21, 2011

Financial Distress Hitting Affluent Towns and Neighborhoods

Financial Distress Hitting Affluent Towns and Neighborhoods

Per my previous blog posts, Brentwood Distressed Sales Activity Increasing and Franklin Distressed Sales Activity Increasing, there are now larger numbers of short sales and foreclosures in wealthy areas as such as Brentwood Tennessee and Franklin Tennessee (both are located in Williamson County Tennessee). Both of these affluent towns were previously immune to the effects of the failing economy and housing market decline. The primary cause of these increased real estate distress sales are homeowners suffering from financial distress (i.e. job layoffs, and long-term unemployment). Recently, I have been contacted by two financially distressed homeowners who previously were earning in excess of $100,000 per year working in the health care industry. I say "previously" since both homeowners were recently laid off from their high paying jobs in an industry that was once thought of as a safe haven for employees. This is proof that almost no job is really "safe".

I think many financially distressed homeowners who are well educated and were formerly high income earners try to handle their mortgage delinquencies without the help of a real estate professional since they think that the bank will work with them at first. Of course, many will find out the unfortunate truth about how little the banks will do for them despite their once stellar payment history and credit. I think embarrassment is another reason why financially distressed homeowners who live in executive, luxury or otherwise high-end towns and neighborhoods delay seeking out professional real estate assistance from a short sale expert. In short, they do not want their neighbors to know about their financial hardship. This desire for discretion is fully understandable. The good news is that I am keenly aware of this concern. For example, several short sale sellers have asked me not to use a For Sale on their home. As a result, I don't use For Sale signs on my short sale listings. I also use short sale pre-qualification techniques to minimize the marketing period of their home by thoroughly researching their loan type and lender. Another way I keep the circumstances of my financially distressed seller clients as quiet as possible is communicate with these clients via their cell phone (calls and text messages) and personal email. In short, you can call me the "Discreet Short Sale and Foreclosure REALTOR and Real Estate Expert".

Free* Short Sale and Foreclosure Help and Assistance for Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Columbia, Mt. Juliet, Springfield, Gallatin and Middle Tennessee Financially Distressed Homeowners and Property Owners. Stop the Bank from Foreclosing with a Quick Cash Offer or Short Sale. If you are a Nashville Tennessee, Franklin Tennessee, Brentwood Tennessee, Nolensville Tennessee, Spring Hill Tennessee, Murfreesboro Tennessee, Smyrna Tennessee or La Vergne Tennessee homeowner, property owner, condo owner, real estate investor, home builder or real estate developer who cannot pay your mortgage payments (due to losing your job, having your income reduced, illness, health problems, adverse business conditions, slow sales, loss of investment property tenants, vacancy issues, lack of funds to complete the project, feuding business partners, etc.), know that you will not be able to pay your mortgage, have defaulted on your mortgage, are already in foreclosure, or owe more than your home is worth, please contact Jim to discuss a short sale (when the real estate sale proceeds are not sufficient to pay off the mortgages and liens on the property). Jim helps sellers (homeowners, property owners, condo owners, owners of high end homes and properties (estate homes, luxury homes and executive homes), real estate investors, home builders and real estate developers) of distressed real estate, short sales, pre-foreclosures, foreclosures, investment properties, failed new construction projects and struggling commercial real estate developments located in any Middle TN County (Rutherford, Williamson, Davidson, Maury, Sumner & Robertson). If you need to short sell your house or property, or you need a quick sale to stop a foreclosure sale, you can Get Free* Short Sale and Foreclosure Help and Assistance from a Nashville Tennessee and Middle Tennessee Short Sale and Foreclosure REALTOR, Real Estate Expert and Real Estate Investor. (*Free: In a real estate short sale, the bank or mortgage company usually approves and pays all of Jim's commissions and fees.)

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