Some of our Short Sale Files on Bank America’s Equator Short Sale System getting “campaign Codes” or HAFA codes, being put on hold and slowing things down AGAIN! We were finally getting up some speed!
What’s crazy, is that one of these was a Fannie Mae owned loan, and I know that Fannie Mae is not even participating in HAFA .
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Sometimes an email is sent from the BofA equator system’s Equator operator, (or “generic negotiator”) that says something like:
“Hello, currently your file is ready to be negotiated, but unfortunately the system has pulled files per the new Government Program HAFA, created by the President. These files are pre-qualified for the program systematically by the guidelines of that program…”
They always go on to say that there is nothing neither the negotiator or I can do at this point, because the SELLER must locate a letter sent by a third party vendor and they must contact the vendor and tell them whether they are interested or not… they say this is a government program and it is between the government and our seller. It also goes on to say that the system has caused equator to freeze/hold until they contact the vendor and let them know how they want to proceed.
We have also seen this message:
“Per our system, the seller has received paperwork about the HAFA government program. Please note that paperwork has been sent to the seller directly and contains the HAFA government vendor contact information. Please note all questions and communication is to be directed to the HAFA government vendor assigned in the seller’s paperwork. If this isn’t something they are interested in, please have them call the vendor directly to have the campaign code removed or contact 877-452-3908 for details. Once the campaign code is removed from our system I can resume negotiations as usual.”
We have a file where the sellers have been trying to call for over ten days… in the meantime, the foreclosure clock keeps ticking…
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