Disheartening News For America

December 17, 2010 by  
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Very Disheartening News for America

The more news articles I read regarding the US economy, the more I realize the average American is drowning (and tethered to a sinking house). Lets start with headlines from today like “Obama’s Mortgage Mod Plan is Still Lacking”. This article from CNN Money explains that while $30 Billion was set aside for HAMP to help struggling homeowners stay in their properties, only $4 Billion will end up being used for this purpose. Instead of saving an estimated 3 million to 4 million peoples home, they now project a total of 700,000. Why, you may ask? For the same reason these people are in this position in the first place, the benefit of Corporate America. It’s plain and simple. Wall Street greed caused this mess and its perpetual greed is keeping America here. Instead of writing down loan balances and offering REAL and sustainable plans for people to keep these properties; the executives at the top plan to foreclose on every one of them. And they are laughing all the way to the bank!

Here are a couple other headlines from CNN Money today, “Wealth Gap becomes Chasm at Christmas” and “Wall Street Bonuses May Top Last Year’s as Earnings Soar”. So basically the rich are continuing to get richer as the average Joe is slipping deeper into negative net worth with their underwater properties. The middle class is getting completely wiped out and we will be left with a very small minority of Super Rich and a large majority of Super Poor. The government could stop this but unfortunately is under Wall Street and Corporate America’s thumb.

We at Housing Assist of America have made it our business to help these homeowners that are drowning in negative equity with ridiculous mortgage payments. Our job is to fight the banks on behalf of the homeowner to allow a Short Sale. We negotiate with lenders like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, and many more to forgive these homeowners for their debts. Our clients are able to walk away and start fresh while planning a road to economic recovery. Housing Assist of America lays out a plan to repair credit and buy a home at a reasonable price. We do not charge for our services and we have a greater than 85% success rate. We are so skilled that hundreds of real estate agents contract us to negotiate on their short sales on their behalf.

Isn’t everybody FED UP with the current situation? Please contact us at Housing Assist of America to find out how we can help you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Foreclosures Continue to Bring Down The Housing Market

December 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Short Sale/Loan Modification Blog

Foreclosures continue to bring down the housing market despite a recent decline in underwater mortgages

By Joshua C Anderson, Lexington Realty Correspondent

As the holidays approach, many Americans are considering relocating to take advantage of the low prices available in the market. However, the savings are not a result of an amazing deal, there the aftermath of the worst housing crisis in history. For the miniscule market of qualified buyers, there are some great opportunities, but for the rest of the nation the turmoil continues. Just last week Forbes online magazine released an article of the worst hit cities in the nation, and that list continues to grow.

Cleveland Ohio was the top city to have the sharpest decline in home values, followed closely by Minneapolis and Portland. The nation however has seen somewhat of a decrease in underwater mortgage holders. But the problem of underwater homeowners still has an adverse effect on the market. The underwater homes carry the highest risk of default and foreclosures. The only realistic solution for these homeowners is a short sale. The short sale process has several benefits for the homeowners as well as the lender. The market will continue decline regardless of new buyers as long as there are foreclosures. Many delinquent borrowers do not want to face the fact that they will lose the house to foreclosure if they do not short sale, and there are still many holding on to the idea of the failed modification program.

new american homes front21 The 2008 New American Home at Lake Nona

In addition to the devastating consequences of foreclosure, many homeowners are opting for bankruptcy, deed in lieu and abandonment. All of which will continue to drive down the economy. If all of these delinquent borrowers choose a short sale, they will avoid all of these problems. Housing Assist of America is a southern California based company that has been named number one and is platinum certified through equator. HAA also has an immaculate rating with the better business bureau and doesn’t charge fees to facilitate the transaction. To learn more about them you can visit In these uncertain economic times its prudent to make the right decisions for the long run.

A Grim Reality

December 6, 2010 by  
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A Grim Reality

Why this holiday season won’t be so jovial for millions of Americans

Joshua Anderson, Lexington Realty correspondent. Thursday December 2nd 2010 9:55 PST

This holiday season, retail stores will be packed beyond capacity, just as they are every year. Hot items like the Apple iPad, Xbox gaming system and the latest in children’s toys will fill shopping bags. But not so distant from the dreamlike ambience of the mall there lies a grim reality. Millions of families will not be at the malls and outlets; they will be without heat, electricity, food and of course, without Christmas festivities. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that unemployment benefits will run out for more than two million Americans. The maximum time allowed for unemployment benefits is 99 weeks. In addition to the record unemployment, there is a large surplus of foreclosures. This is the highest ever record of foreclosures in the nations history, probably in the world. When you factor in losing a job and losing a home, the hope for a person can decline very sharply. Many just want to find a way to put all of this behind them, there are a few small options that just might be able to salvage what’s left.

When economic times are at the worst, there are very limited options as to what’s available. When you factor in job loss and foreclosure risk, the main concern should be cutting your losses before it spirals out of control. Bankruptcy obviously has long term ramifications and foreclosure is not much different. A boutique firm in Los Angeles has been advising nearly all of there clients to short sale. In that process the lender agrees to accept less than what’s owed on the loan. Most of the time, the homeowner can walk away with very little damage and is usually eligible to purchase again within 14-18 months. Whichever direction the homeowner decides to go there is still the issue of unemployment that needs to be resolved.

Job seekers need to maximize their resources and find ways to stand out amongst the crowd. Thousand of seasonal retail jobs are available every year and it’s usually on a first come first serve basis. In large metropolitan cites like Los Angeles, Chicago or New York, there are many opportunities, even at a temporary level. An employees performance during the holidays season could dictate weather or not they will be rehired the following year or even be eligible for a full time position. In the end it is up to the job seeker to make a lasting impression that will insure their job security.

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