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Local Mackintosh Agent Takes a Stance Against Strategic Default on Homes

Avoid Foreclosure, don't walk away from your home, do a short sale. Benefits of a short sale and the ramifications of a foreclosure. Credit damage that a foreclosure can do, vs a short sale.

Hagerstown, MD, March 10, 2011 --( Online report outlines the realities of “strategic default”—or walking away from a mortgage—and provides solutions for homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments in Washington County, MD.

Local CDPE-designated agent, Sandy Curtis of Mackintosh Realtors, Inc., has developed a website report providing information regarding the truth about a mortgage trend called “strategic default,” where homeowners walk away from their mortgages. Curtis will also be holding a Free Foreclosure Prevention Seminar on March 17th, 2011 at 6:30pm at her office.

“There is a growing trend of distressed homeowners who have heard that a strategic default may be their best option,” Curtis said. “With this report, I’m showing homeowners that there are alternatives to foreclosure that can actually help them move on to a more stable financial future, rather than further damaging their credit, security clearance, or current or future employment.”

This community resource is available at and explains the benefits of short sales, or selling a property for less than the current mortgage amount owed. Benefits include less damage to credit scores, and the ability to qualify for a future mortgage more quickly.

In a recent study, the Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index estimated that 36 percent of Americans would consider walking away from their mortgage if they were “underwater,” or owed more than the property was worth. Now that one in four Americans is currently underwater, Curtis sees the need for greater education.

“Individual homeowners as well as our entire community would suffer the consequences of strategic default,” Curtis said. “I can share solutions and alternatives that can help preserve the financial stability of distressed homeowners and the values of our neighborhoods.”

The CDPE Designation Curtis has acquired provides a specific understanding of the complex issues confronting distressed homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPE-designated agents are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing financial hardship in today’s market.

To learn more or to sign up for the Free Seminar, visit

For more information about the CDPE Designation, visit www.

Important Government Disclosure: You may stop doing business with us at any time. You may accept or reject the offer of mortgage assistance we obtain from your lender (or servicer). If you reject the offer, you will not have to pay us for our services. The above brokerage is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan.

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