Before I begin, you should know my name is Ross Treakle and I interview real estate investors as part of my job. In each interview I try and pick and pry at each investor to get the highest quality information so that my subscribers can hear up to date, high content interviews.
Below I have taken an exert from the very first interview I ever conducted. I conducted this interview with my brother, Graham Mr. Banker Treakle. Graham is a short sale investor with special insider knowledge as he has worked in some of the nation’s largest banking institutions.
I always start off every interview asking the speaker to speak briefly about there particular area of expertise. Below is Graham’s answer to what a short sale is and why banks accept short sales.
We’ll go over the numbers, Ross. A short sale is pretty simple. If you have a property that’s worth $150,000 and let’s say it has a first mortgage for $100,000 and a second mortgage for $40,000-what that means is the total debt on that property, or the total mortgages, is $140,000. Being a real estate investor, I wouldn’t want to buy a $150,000 house for $140,000. It...