short sales are closing a lot quicker. However, the frustration come in when lien holders, such as Bank of America start short sales with brokers and then sell the loan leaving everyone including buyer/seller to start the entire process over.
No. It is free to run ads on your home. It is best to list your home and most agents use craigslist and know how to propertly respond to buyers.
Hire a local real estate attorney who specializes in evicitons to get a consultation. It should cost you less than $500 to solve or know the exact steps to take and avoid a lawsuit.
He should probably sign a "Quit claim" deed, so you can move forward. It is very simple, if your x agrees to sign. Otherwise, an attorney is necessary.
I would recommend seeing if you can qualify for the HAMP program by contacting your lien holder. It is possible your bank will decrease payments making the home more affordable to keep. You can then rent it until the value returns.
Collect the fee for this up front made out to the credit company which you can find online. Fax it in and within minutes they will send you a fax or email with the report. Be sure to run a report for each adult or you could be in for an ugly surprise. Good luck!
Your buyer's agent should have their broker contact the other broker. In our state, if the agent does not respond in 24 hours we can call the seller directly. Many complaints can be filed depending on what state you are in.
You do not qualify but may be able to do seller financing, if you can save a large down or try for a "Hard money" loan.
It varies by state with some having to honor reasonible leases and others evicting or paying tenants to move. It is best to contact a local area agent to find out the rules.
You quite a lot to do and the quickest way is to go to a real estate company that has a relationship with a good attorney/cpa. It should have an onsite property management company. Then the powers that be will easily handle everything! Good luck!