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Government Short Sale Program HAFA Sunsets December 31st 2016

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This program which offered distressed homeowners an opportunity to liquidate their home via a short sale (sell home for less than the mortgage owed) or deed in lieu (volunteer foreclosure).

Participating lenders and servicers could offer distressed homeowners up to $10,000 for relocation at closing.


  • Effective September 1, 2016, servicers are no longer required to proactively notify potentially eligible homeowners of the availability for HAFA.
  • Homeowners interested in liquidation options under the HAFA program, must contact their lender or servicer to request a liquidation offer for a short sale or DIL on or before December 30, 2016.
  • After December 30, 2016, servicers are no longer required to assign relationship managers to homeowners.
  • Pursuant to any extensions necessary to accommodate delays in obtaining any court or trustee approvals in connection with a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the short sale notice, offer for DIL transaction or approval of an executed sales contract must be sent on or before December 30, 2016 and the Closing Date must be no later than December 1, 2017.
  • The short sale notice containing the preā€approval of a HAFA short sale or DIL of foreclosure must include the offer of a DIL of foreclosure transaction; or the approval of an executed sales contract for a short sale. The transaction closing date must be on or before December 1, 2017

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Marsha Bowen Washington

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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