Federal Short Sale Guidance Out

On November 30, 2009, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA), which provides financial incentives to servicers, borrowers, and investors for a closed short sale or a deed-in-lieu (DIL). The guidelines provide $1,500 in federal funds to help borrowers relocate, $1,000 to help servicers offset their  processing costs, and up to $1,000 to investors to secure release of subordinate liens. The guidelines prohibit a reduction in agreed-upon commissions (if they're not more than 6 percent) and take effect April 5, 2010, but can be implemented by servicers at any time.

If you would like more information on the HAFA program, send us an email and we'll respond within 24 hours with additional details.  [email protected] - request HAFA guidelines.