After earning my CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) designation I was fired up. The landscape in my profession had changed drastically over the preceding 4 years. People were hurting…lots of them.
Our homes are one of the things we tend to take for granted and if there’s one thing this recession has taught us, it’s just how central a role our homes play in our lives.
Not knowing if you can continue to stay in your home, and being worried about where else you could live if you lost it, is a tremendously stressful ordeal to go through. Add children to the mix, and it is pure misery.
The CDPE training showed me just how many options people had. The problem was that no one wanted to own up to their situation. When your security is shaken to the core, the appearance of stability affords you a comfort you are reluctant to give up, even if it is only the appearance and not the reality.
So, I started this blog with some definite standards…
- Put all this great information from my training out there
- Be unbiased and present ALL the options (not just Short Sales)
- Allow people to access it in privacy without having to sign up
- Be current
- Give links to helpful sites
- Alert readers to potential pitfalls
The blog has helped me too. After months of wading through the morass of a tortured real estate market this blog gave me an outlet to do something positive. Being able to make a difference, even if I don’t know the person I helped, was such a relief
Things are improving, gradually. First with the Robo Signing settlement, then the refinement and improvement of some government programs, as well as changes in both federal and state laws that protect the homeowner and help to level the playing field between them and their lenders.
I am happy you found your way here, and it is my sincere hope that the information here helps you.