Distressed Real Estate Options: Short Sale, Loan Modification, Deed in Lieu, Foreclosure??

December 6, 2012
Hosted by James Andrews and Executive Producer Eva Bowen

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In this down real estate market, loan modifications, short sales, deeds in lieu, and foreclosures are terms you hear thrown out. Realtor Kelly Cook is a short sale expert, having helped hundreds of homeowners successfully short sale their homes and also set them up with a game plan moving forward to ensure they are able to purchase another home just as soon as they are eligible. Also joining us is J. Varnie Barker a successful real estate consultant and author of The New Rules of Home Ownership. He will share over 25 years of experience, tips, and advice. Attorney Kim Sedeo is uniquely qualified to assist clients in all aspects of distressed real estate, from providing sound solutions to restructuring issues, to identifying creative opportunities to take advantage of distressed property. If you are behind on your mortgage payments, now is the best time to consider your options. Tune in as we discuss several choices to consider in dealing with this difficult decision.

Legal Sense with James Andrews

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James Andrews and Executive Producer Eva Bowen

James Andrews and Executive Producer Eva Bowen

Attorney James R. Andrews II is the host of Legal Sense with James Andrews. James was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Whippany, New Jersey and then attended the University of Virginia where he graduated with a degree in International Business and Management Information Systems. He then received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife of 14 years, attorney Natacha Andrews. After law school, James moved to the Bay area where he worked with Smith Barney doing investment work with start-up companies. He has since lived and worked in Los Angeles and in the Phoenix area where he has owned and operated companies in the fitness industry, and worked for several years in the mortgage industry. James is licensed to practice in Arizona and California. In 2010 he cofounded Andrew’s which focuses on real estate, debtor defense matters, personal injury and immigration. James is currently attending Seminary School and will obtain his Masters of Divinity degree in spring 2013. Andrews is a fitness buff, football fan and loves his wife and five children above all else.

A 20-year veteran of the broadcast journalism industry, Executive Producer Eva Bowen has established herself as an accomplished producer, public relations/media specialist and savvy journalist. Eva is currently a Publicist with Orca Communications Inc. in Phoenix. She also works part-time as an Adjunct Professor teaching Broadcast Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. Eva was the Executive Producer of the successful internet radio show “Outreach Today,” on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. In August 2012, she founded EMB Media, a full service public relations/marketing and production company. From 2005-2010, Eva was the Executive Producer of the multi-Emmy-award winning television talk show “Sonoran Living Live” on ABC 15 (KNXV-TV) in Phoenix, Arizona. Eva was also a news producer at KNXV-TV from 1999-2003. Eva serves on the Fiesta Bowls’ Ambassador Committee. She holds a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and an M.A. in Mass Communication from Arizona State University.

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December 2012

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  • 12/13/2012: Dealing with Aggressive Debt Collectors and Strategic Financial Advice for Successful Home Ownership Listen Now
  • 12/6/2012: Distressed Real Estate Options: Short Sale, Loan Modification, Deed in Lieu, Foreclosure?? Listen Now

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J. Varnie Barker

J. Varnie Barker brings to the real-estate marketplace and to all homeowners and buyers a relevant entrepreneurial vision that reconciles the goal of corporate profitability with the responsibility of community humanitarianism. With his background in business management, land acquisition and development, real-estate investment, organizational development, management, construction, and strategic leadership, he is an advocate of an innovative new model of homeownership that reconciles strategic financial planning with the pursuits of homeownership and with the ultimate goal of true financial security for all homeowners and homebuyers. As a former president and CEO of various enterprises, including homebuilding, he acquired extensive, specialized, home-builder, land-development, home- improvement, and mortgage-financing knowledge and experience, and therefore understands the disadvantaged and vulnerable position of all homeowners. View Guest page

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Kelly Cook

KC Real Estate Group is named after its founder, Kelly Cook one of the most successful realtors in the state of Arizona. KC Real Estate Group is a growing and expanding real estate team having a substantial impact in the Valley's real estate market. Leadership, integrity, and work ethic are the core competencies of Kelly Cook and the KC Real Estate Group. These simple, yet profound intangibles have turned KC Real Estate Group into one of the largest and successful Short Sale Teams in Arizona. Kelly has helped hundreds of homeowners successfully short sale their homes and help set them up with a game plan moving forward to ensure they are able to purchase another home just as soon as they are eligible. Whatever your end goals are, we can help you fulfill that exit strategy and will do whatever it takes to make sure you become a satisfied client for life! View Guest page

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Michelle Dunn

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Kim Sedeo

Kim Sedeo is an attorney at Maselli Warren, P.C. with offices in Princeton, NJ and Hamilton, NJ. Kim represents clients in personal legal matters, including bankruptcy, divorce and family law, civil litigation, and real estate. Kim extends her bankruptcy and real estate practices to the representation of companies, commercial landlords, property managers, real estate agents and other businesses. Kim helps consumers and small business owners navigate through their debt problems using the bankruptcy process to achieve a fresh start. Kim uses a practical approach in her representation consumer clients facing debt problems by filing bankruptcy when appropriate or using alternative solutions to address the issues faced by people with financial challenges. Kim received her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Mary Washington. View Guest page

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