Hello Citi Board of Directors- I’ve got 2 Million Dollars For You…Ya Want It? Guess Not :(
Dear Members of The Citi Board of Directors and Citi Senior Leadership Commitee:
I’ve got about $2 million dollars sitting on my desk here in Little ‘ole St. Petersburg….and it’s yours for the taking…..but you big shots apparently don’t want it.
You see I’ve got contracts pending or potential offers on houses here where (at least apparently) Citi holds mortgages on the property. Now the rough combined principle value of the outstanding mortgages is $2.5 million, so you would be taking (at least on the surface) a bit of a loss if you accepted the money on my desk….but you’re going to take much bigger losses if you don’t accept the money sitting on the table.
Take the home pictured above….you guys have two mortgages on the home totaling $500,000….now months ago you might have gotten offers that would have netted you $400,000, but the market has continued to decline and the offers now would net you $300,000. You owe or have paid $21,000 in property taxes over the last two years and by the time you get it back in foreclosure, you’re probably going to spend tens of thousands of dollars so I just don’t see how you’ll net even $300,000.
Here’s the damdest thing about this particular house….YOU’RE GETTING SCREWED BY YOUR OWN ATTORNEYS ON THIS ONE. No need to go into details on this, the bottom line is the homeowner filed for bankruptcy long ago and disclaimed any interest in the property he had…….your attorneys could have concluded this long ago…your “loss mitigators” could have gotten you money long ago, but they’re all sitting on their hands….I’ve been taunting them….emailing them…asking why they don’t want to get this property back for you….but nothing from any one of them…I’ve emailed your state court attorneys, your federal bankruptcy attorneys, your senior loss mitigation staff….but not a peep out of them other than to acknowledge receipt of my email.
This situation is not unique….I’ve got many just like this…and Citi is not unique…I’ve got literally millions of dollars worth of money sitting on the table that could go to banks like Citi, Wells Fargo, OneWest and Bank of America….the homeowners don’t care anymore (and frankly don’t have anything to lose.)
They’re totally ready to get on with their lives…give you guys money and get the property off their hands and into the hands of someone who can use it….so I’m asking you people….all you smart men and women that are tagged on this post. Hopefully your staff will be monitoring tags and blogs and that sort of thing….I’m just hoping that one of you will be curious enough about what I’ve got to say that you might contact me….remember, you folks do answer to shareholders don’t you?
Can you all just afford to turn money like this away? Is the government cheese, tax breaks and subsidies you’re living on just too good?