Follow-up - Posted by rm
Posted by rm on June 29, 2003 at 07:56:59:
Thank you very much for this info.
This is the case where the owners were the suckers who bought a newly-built home that had been sitting on the market for 1.5-2 years.
What’s interesting about this home is that the assessor then decided that the SEV on this home should be 110k. In reality, it ought to be about 75k.
Between the increased taxes and the added escrow “catch-up” payments, their financial ship has sunk.
The sellers have spoken to the assessor, who’s basically said, “Too bad. See you next April… and don’t expect a refund.” Funny thing is, the bank never stepped in to preserve their financial interest.
They’ve tried FSBO, but everyone has run when they’ve seen the taxes.
Right now, there’s zero equity- they owe about what it’s worth.
So, I’ll be proposing a slightly different sales price, based on the total payment a buyer would be expected to pay, since we can’t assume the taxes will be re-adjusted. Heck, I might even build in a profit for myself.
For good measure, I suppose the sellers may file a BK before the sherriff’s sale, just to make things interesting. (Not a bluff- they’re planning to do so, regardless of the outcome on their home.)
One other thing I was wondering if you might know- about how long, on average, does a Chapter 7 add to the delay on foreclosure proceedings? I was figuring about 90-120 days.
Thanks again for your help.