So house sold at auction back to IMB/OWB (FANNIE MAE owned) last week at auction. Local realtor from Century 21 contacted us at the property on Monday-wife took paperwork and told her to call me since I am at work. Heard from her later in the day. Fannie Mae is "offering $2500 to be out on December 28th." I let her know right away I am very versed in this (having researched here and of course on the internet) that the offer was a bit low. However, I continued, I could be out even sooner, and she responded with $3500 for December 14th. I said I would take $3800 and be out by the 14th. She called back and said they approved it. I think I should have asked for more now, oh well. I know that amount is in line with several other people here in my local area I know who have gone through this and received a close amount. I am betting she has more wiggle room and pockets whatever I don't get, but I am unsure. Anyhow, I signed all the paperwork including that damn W-9 I have been warned about. Irony is uncle sam is paying me and taxing me so I am paying them back on that same money. We're already 80% moved out and ready so this should go easy. I hope this info helps anyone else out there who is in this or will be in this soon-Fannie Mae seems to pay a fair amount.