Short Sale Process Explained - Carlsbad California - Short Sale My Home

Do you think you are in a potential short sale situation? Do you know your options? You do have them... Overview: Short sales typically occur when a borrower is in a situation where the home is worth less than what is owed to the lender on the..
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Sept. 14, 2010 - PRLog -- Do you think you are in a potential short sale situation?  Do you know your options?   You do have them...

Overview:   Short sales typically occur when a borrower is in a situation where the home is worth less than what is owed to the lender on the property.   In some cases depending on the borrowers situation, the lender may approve a short sale which allows the property to be sold for less than the amount owed.   In this case the lender approves the short sale and takes less, and the borrower is no longer responsible to pay the loan.   In some cases the lender can ask that the borrower take back a loan to pay the deficiancy amount between what was owed and what the property sold for.   However, in many cases, this can be avoidable and the borrower can walk away and in return the lender can sell the home and get their money out.    

The Process:   The Short sale process unfortunately can take some time, 2 to sometimes 6 months.   The bank will want to review the borrowers situation, see that there has been some form of hardship, the lender will want the property to be listed on the market by a Real Estate agent, and will want to review offers.   Once an offer is received for the property, the bank will then usually order an appraisal.   Once the lender reviews the appraisal, the offer, and the client's paperwork, the lender will then either approve or deny the short sale.    If the short sale is approved, the lender will usually issue a short sale approval letter.   This letter will outline the price the lender will accept and terms.   It usually will always have an expiration date to which a new approval will have to then be rendered or they may cancel the short sale all together.   To learn more about the short sale process visit us at http://www.fourseasrealty.com/short-sale-process.html



Who may qualify?:  Typically people who are in some form of financial hardship or have had some change in income or assets who no longer can financially afford to pay the loan may qualify for a short sale.   If you may be in a situation like this, you owe it to yourself to give us a call, we may be able to help.

How does this help or hurt my situation?:   While performing a short sale may have an adverse effect on your current credit situation; the short to long term benefits may highly outweigh it going to foreclosure.   Foreclosures effect you for up to 7 years, while in many cases, you can recover from a short sale much quicker!  

What if I have been declined for a loan mod?   Many borrowers have tried to do loan modifications without much success.    If you have been declined for a loan modification, this does not mean you wouldn't get approved for a short sale.  It may be that your income has changed since you bought the home that they declined the loan modification, however this could be a good sign that they would approve a short sale due to the hardship financially.

What are the next steps?:  The first step is to contact us.   We can give you a no obligation consultation regarding your current situation to see if a short sale may be right for you.   We are highly experienced in handling short sales and are we are standing by ready to help!   Don't wait til it's too late!   Call us or visit us at http://www.fourseasrealty.com/short-sale-process.html.

If you are interested in purchasing short sales in Carlsbad or other cities you can view all active short sale listings on our website by visiting us at http://www.fourseasrealty.com/carlsbad-homes-for-sale.html.

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Four Seasons Realty is a full fledged Real Estate firm in San Diego County. Our website offers full MLS search capabilities along with Foreclosure, REO, and Short Sale listings. We look forward to hearing from you!
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