This is big news for real estate investors, specifically anyone who does short sales. As of June 15, real estate agents working on short sale offers with loans backed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae should expect to receive a decision on the short sale within 15-30 days. This is part of the overall process to incorporate more transparency in the short sale process and speed things up.
If more than 30 days will be necessary, the servicers must provide weekly status updates, and reach a decision within 60 days from the offer. In turn, the borrower has some timelines to contend with, too. If the servicer provides a counteroffer, they will need to respond within five days.
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