- Average Days from Notice of Default to Notice of Trustee Sale
- Average Days from Notice of Trustee Sale to Trustee Sale
- Total Average Days in Foreclosure
- Time To Acknowledge
- 5 days +
- Time to Approve
- 60 days
- Full Release Available
1sts – CitiMortgage is the servicing arm of CitiGroup. We hear that Citi is pretty reasonable on 1sts, once you figure out who to talk to. If you get a good contact at Citi, save the number. Without a contact person when you call they say email and when you email they say call. This gets very tiresome. It is taking over 3 weeks to get assigned to a negotiator. They claim that they do not have many active short sale files pending. Still we are told that it is taking them on average 7 1/2 months to close a short sale.
2nds – Citi has been moving files into the “Recovery” department when the loan hits 180 days late. The recovery department is very difficult to work with. Once in the Recovery department, it will take a bigger contribution from the homeowner most times, even on non-recourse debt. Even with a 10 cents on the dollar contribution, it sometimes takes an agreement to a soft note to get an approval. Bottom line, move fast on Citi 2nds if you can.
Update – CitiMortgage has a new form approval letter containing the following: CitiMortgage, Inc. reserves the right to revoke the short sale authorization until the certified funds and final HUD 1 settlement statement is received and reviewed. In other words, they reserve the right to unwind your deal – that would be after the buyer, with a policy of title insurance in hand, already owns it. Getting a short sale closed on an approval letter that includes this clause requires an extensive and entirely silly work-around by the agents and the escrow agent.
Loss Mit Dept
Phone: (866) 272-4749 Fax: (301) 696-4473
Loan Servicing: 800-283-7918
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