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 Certified Distressed Property Expert in Tampa Bay,   Florida


Cathy McCarthy of Remax Realtec, Living Tampa Bay 
Real Estate (The " SKI " Team ) has earned the distinguished Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation after Remax Realtor training program for avoiding foreclosures and detailed information on short sales. This is a great asset to provide our clients during a period of large foreclosures in the greater Tampa Bay Area, including Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas County.  Her knowledge in distressed properties greatly assists our clients with "distressed" properties, helping the homeowners' to discover their most desirable outcome.

Short sales allow a distressed seller to settle the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, regardless of what is owed on the property. With falling property values, this can rescue many people from foreclosure and bankruptcy. Many lenders participate in short sales because they can cost less than the foreclosure process.

“This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Cathy. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.”

Alex Charfen, the founder of the Distressed Property Institute in Boca Raton, Florida, claims that distressed property Realtors, such as Cathy McCarthy, with the CDPE designation have valuable training in short sales which offer the homeowner a more desirable alternative to foreclosure.

If you are behind in your mortgage payments or contemplating not making your payments, contact Cathy at  or complete the contact form below and Living Tampa bay Real Estate will be happy to answer any questions you have on the real estate process involved with the sale of your distressed property.
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