A short sale can be an excellent solution for homeowners who need to sell, and who owe more on their homes than they are worth. In the past, it was rare for a bank or lender to accept a short sale. Today, however, due to overwhelming market changes, banks and lenders have become much more negotiable when it comes to these transactions. Recent changes in corporate policy and the Obama administration have also improved the chances of getting a short sale approved.
But to be technical, here's a more official definition:
For homeowners to qualify for a short sale, they must fall into all of the following circumstances:
There are countless hardships that can turn home ownership from a joy into a burden. The loss of a job, medical bills, or an unexpected hike in monthly payments can all make a mortgage unaffordable. But ignoring the bills will not make them go away, it will only make things worse.
If you need help, there are approaches that can help, but you may not be familiar with them. One of these is a “short sale.”
In an approved short sale, the lender agrees to accept less than is owed for the property, and the homeowner is relieved of the debt. A lender may be willing to do this because it spares a lot of hassle and expense involved in executing a foreclosure. And typically, a short sale does far less damage to the homeowner’s credit than a foreclosure does.
If you would like to explore the possibility of a short sale for your property, avoid foreclosure, and potentially save your credit rating, please complete the form below. A qualified short sale agent will be in touch with helpful information.
Please contact Cinthia Ane your South Florida Luxury Real Estate Certified Distress Property Specialist for Short Sale Listing and Buying if you have additional Short Sale questions, concerns or to schedule an appointment.
Cinthia Ane and her team have extensive experience in effectively coordinating and assisting both Homeowners and Home Purchasers through the entire Short Sale process... culminating in a successful and completed
Short Sale transaction.