Local CDPE-designated agent and community advocate, Shannon Varley of Prudential California Realty recently announced the expansion of an information website for San Diego County homeowners in distress:
This resource now contains eligibility surveys for government programs offering help to distressed homeowners, including the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program, or HAFA, which increases the likelihood of a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
"These surveys will let homeowners quickly discover new options made available by the government," Varley said. "When faced with the possibility of foreclosure, I've seen too many homeowners make mistakes because they hadn't been advised by a qualified professional. These people didn't know the options available, or even how to find any information on their situation. My website helps to solve this problem."
DistressedPropertyinSanDiego.com acts as a hub for information on the facts and issues for struggling homeowners, putting all the necessary information in one, easy-to-use location. With the addition of these new eligibility surveys, the site lets homeowners make educated decisions about their future.
"Seven out of 10 homes that have gone into foreclosure did so without even being listed on the market," said Alex Charfen, cofounder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute. "Agents like Shannon Varley with the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation are helping distressed homeowners understand that there may be options available to avoid foreclosure."
Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing financial hardship in today's market.