Unsoldering a BGA is easy.
Doing it without causing unrecoverable damage is a different story. Same for resoldering it back on.
However it is getting easier nowadays - temp-controlled hot air rework stations have dropped drastically in price - http://www.amazon.com/Updated-Aoyue-...ref=pd_cp_hi_3
Also, reflowing a BGA without removing it (such as for Xbox360 RRoD fixes) is a LOT easier than remove-and-replace.
Also - my personal favorite deal in terms of soldering irons is http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-937-Digi...1244730&sr=1-1 - The Aoyue 937 is amazing considering it is <$50.
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