JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. are offering delinquent homeowners a deal that will give select borrowers behind on their mortgage payments $10,000 to $20,000 for agreeing to short sales, which means the homes are sold for less than what’s owed on the mortgages.
In addition, Florida homeowners are entitled to $3,000 of government money if they complete short sales through the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative program. Wells Fargo and Chase say that they are cutting their losses choosing to forgo the potentially lengthy process of foreclosure.
The average foreclosure in Florida took 619 days for cases completed in the first three months of 2011, according to RealtyTrac Inc. That’s more than 30 percent longer than cases completed a year ago. Some analysts speculate the money for short sales is an effort by the lenders to be viewed as good corporate citizens as they expand aggressively in Florida after the banking takeovers.
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