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S. 361 (113th): Prompt Notification of Short Sales Act


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 14, 2013.


Prompt Notification of Short Sales Act - Requires each servicer of a home mortgage to provide in writing to a mortgagor of a residential mortgage loan specified prompt notifications and decisions regarding a written request of the mortgagor for a short sale of the dwelling or residential real property that is subject to the mortgage, deed of trust, or other security interest securing the mortgage loan.

Authorizes an aggrieved individual to bring a civil action for equitable relief and a monetary award of $1,000 for any violation of this Act.

Declares this Act inapplicable to certain residential mortgages entered into before its enactment whose mortgage agreements explicitly provide a procedure or terms for a short sale approval