Most houses today are over-leveraged. Homeowners have refinanced and taken out 2nd and 3rd mortgages (up to 125% of their home value). With a turbulent economy combined with high unemployment rates and life’s unexpected turns, record numbers of homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgage payments. Therefore the road to foreclosure and Bankruptcy look like the only options available. But there is still hope with yet another option…a Short Sale. (email me a list of short sales
A short sale is when a Lender accepts a discount or less than the amount due on a mortgage to avoid a possible Foreclosure auction or a Bankruptcy. Instead of buying from a seller, you are actually purchasing the property from the lender at a discount. The idea here is that you are saving the lender time and money by stopping the legal foreclosure process and taking the property off the lender's hands.
A homeowner, who is facing foreclosure, has an existing first mortgage of $300,000. An offer is written for $220,000, which is thereby accepted by the lender as full payment for the loan. This is a short sale.
The downside of Short Sales is that banks can be very slow in responding to a buyer's Short Sale offer or never respond at all. If you have patience and are willing to work with the lender, it becomes a win-win situation for all the parties involved.
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