Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New mobile site allows users to check in on the go.
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is offering a new mobile optimized website, specifically aimed at smartphone users across the country. People visiting the agency’s website, via smartphone (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows devices) will be redirected to the agency’s new mobile-friendly site. Once there, visitors can access a mobile version of Social Security’s Frequently Asked Questions, an interactive Social Security number (SSN) decision tree to help people identify documents needed for a new/replacement SSN card, and mobile publications which they can listen to in both English and Spanish right on their phone. "We are committed to meeting the changing needs of the American …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The U.S. Social Security Administration has a new online feature, 'My Social Security Account,' which allows users secure access personal benefits information.
Sunday, February 17
Information courtesy of the U.S. Social Security Administration Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency is expanding the services available with a "My Social Security Account," a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online. “We are making it even easier for people to …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team talks about the demands placed on a short sale seller.
Sounds easy to sell a home via a short sale? Think again. When a bank approves a short sale, they want to be assured that the seller is not able to pay the debt owed and forgiving the outstanding debt will be a better business decision than foreclosing on the property. The bank will do whatever makes more economic sense to them. The seller of a short sale will walk away with bad credit instead of the really bad credit associated with a foreclosure. Typically the seller can also get the deficiency waived by the bank but this is not always the case with a short sale. A seller may need to file for bankruptcy after a short sale or foreclosure in order to get the deficiency judgment waived. In rare cases, a bank may give the seller a …