Fannie Mae has approved attorney foredclosure fees. One of the first questions that is asked regarding any real estate foreclosue is “What does it cost”? This topic was discussed at the February 2020 NoteWorthy Summit. Some Attorneys charge by the hour. Some attorneys charge by Fannie Mae allowable limits. My experience is do NOT hire an attorney by the hour. The attached list details allowable costs by state. But………….keep in mind there are other costs. Ask your attorney for those details so you know your options. For instance, one of the more expensive counties for foreclosure is Allegany County(Pittsburg). The Sheriff charges $2,500. Yikes!!
The costs are different for Land Contracts/Contract For Deeds. That may be a different process which is referred to as forfeiture. Some states now view Land Contracts/Contract For Deeds just like a foreclosure. Some states have a relatively short process(Texas-60 days). Other, Florida, New York, New Jersey may take 2+ years to foreclose. Typically the “sand” states have a short fuse–Arizona, California etc. As an investor, Capstone avoids the states North of and including, Maryland/New Jersey due to the anti-investor seniment. Be smart, check out the laws first before you invest. If you own a real estate note, or contract, performing or non-performing, Capstone Capital USA buys notes and mortgages. Give us a call.