Foreclosures and Short Sales

FORECLOSURE IS NOT THE ONLY ANSWER


“Of all the things I have been through in my life, having my home in foreclosure was, for some reason, one of the most frightening. Having my agent provide a light at the end of the tunnel and get us out of foreclosure was an amazing blessing” Former Distressed Homeowner

Foreclosure is quite possibly the most devastating financial and emotional process a homeowner or family can go through. The reality is that many foreclosures should never happen. Many homeowners do have options but they simply don’t know where to turn for help.

We understand the foreclosure process that all together too many agents do not understand. Our team of Certified Distressed Property Experts and Certified Short Sale Negotiators make sure we explore all foreclosure solutions available to make certain we are doing everything we can do to help a distressed homeowner out of their situation.

Homeowners who are in the pre-foreclosure process need to speak with us as quickly as possible. For many homeowners foreclosure is not the only option. However, most do not get the opportunity to explore alternative solutions.


A Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry. Through comprehensive training and experience, CPDE’s are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market.  Brad Turk is a Certified Distressed Property Expert and actively participates in national and local networks of real estate and industry experts to ensure they have the most comprehensive and effective knowledge to help homeowners in distress.
The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and often homeowners proceed without guidance of any kind. Homeowners in distress need to consult experts to adequately evaluate their financial situation. Speaking with a knowledgeable attorney and accountant is critical as is working with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional. They have the tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their situation.
While enduring financial difficulties is challenging for any family, the process of finding a qualified real estate professional should not be. Selecting an agent with the CDPE Designation ensures you are dealing with a professional trained to address your specific needs.

If you know of someone who is falling behind on mortgage payments,
Click the CDPE Logo Below for information that can help you and your family.

 

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Warning: Be suspicious of any company that says they will guarantee to you that no matter what your mortgage is, they can stop your foreclosure. Any company that requires an upfront fee, tells you that they will take over your mortgage payments, tells you to not contact your lender, or asks you to sign over your property deed should be avoided. Most of these companies are scammers that are looking to take advantage of the increasing number of homeowners across the US that are in trouble and don't know their options.

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Real Estate Tips

Bargain Properties >Less Than Market Value

Real estate ads are sprinkled with terminology that often puzzles consumers who don't have applied knowledge of housing industry lingo. Internet homebuyers find that information about properties is often presented in abbreviated form or unfamiliar language. Shedding a little light on some basic real estate terms may help you locate a home that is available at a very affordable price.

'MLS' refers to the Multiple Listing Service, which is the national database of listed homes for sale. Some real estate web sites allow homebuyers to preview local listings that appear on the MLS. If you see a real estate ad for a "FSBO", it means that the property is for sale by the owner, who is declining the services of a Realtor. A home listed "As-is" is being sold in its existing condition. A "bargain sale" home is priced at less than its market value, and a "fixer-upper" is priced low because it needs refurbishing.

 


Real Estate Trivia

Q. What bizarre post-midnight pageant celebrated the great transformation in Manhattan architecture during the 1920s?

A. Beaux-Arts Architects' Ball (January 23, 1931) at the Hotel Astor commemorated the end of the first skyscraper age.

 


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Brad Turk
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 602-369-0007
Fax: 888-390-7021
Email: Brad@TheTurkTeam.com

As a Phoenix native and lifetime resident Brad Turk's knowledge of the area and local community is one of his strongest assets. Brad has built a solid reputation for success by understanding what home really means. If you asked a group of people to define what home means to them, you might be surprised at their answers - they would be as diverse as the people themselves. Home means different things to different people - it's where you live your life, nurture your dreams, and reap the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. Handling every detail with ease and expertise, Brad's successful real estate transactions are the result of strong negotiating skills, market knowledge and industry experience. Add innovative marketing, fresh concepts, and a genuine understanding of the real estate process, and you will quickly see why Brad Turk and his team of experts consistently deliver results that exceed client expectations. Honest, passionate and dependable, Brad Turk and his team are the consummate real estate professionals who can handle all of your real estate needs. Whether you're moving around the corner or across town, if it's time to move on with your life...it's time to call Brad Turk.