Do you owe more than what your house is worth in todays market? Are you behind or about to be behind on your Mortgage Payments? You may qualify for a short sale.
It is more and more common for a homeowner to find himself/herself in a hardship situation when they are no longer able to make their mortgage payments, due to a variable interest rate that has changed, divorce, illness, job loss or a variety of other reasons. Sometimes a homeowner is current on their mortgage payment, but just got a new job out of state and must sell their home. There is a big difference between a short sale and a foreclosure
on your record.
A short sale might be an option because the homeowner owes $500,000 on their mortgage, but can only sell their house for $400,000 because of current market conditions. Since the homeowner must sell their home, and the homeowner does not have the ability to bring the difference of what they can sell the house for and what is owed, in this case $100,000, then this might be a good case for a short sale.
A Time Sensitive Real Estate Transaction
We arrange and facilitate the negotiating of your short sale with the best in the business! We work with the best attorney that negotiates for our clients, and has the highest success ratio in the DC Metro Area.
Keep in mind if the process isn’t handled 100% correct from the beginning you will run out of time and your home will go into foreclosure. This isn’t a normal real estate transaction where if the home doesn’t sell you can just re-list with another real estate agent. Once you stop making payments, the time clock begins. I tell you this so you know the importance of calling the right agent.
The benefit of a Short Sale over a Foreclosure
If you participate in a short sale, and the company you hire is successful in getting the bank to accept short of what is owed to them on your mortgage, your credit will only show 30-60-90 day late payments, contrary to an actual foreclosure on your record. If you foreclose on your home, you will not be able to get another mortgage for as long as seven years. If you manage to do a short sale, you may be able to get another home mortgage within a couple years or less.
This requires your lender to take a discount on what is owed them. Sometimes your lender will take as much as 20% or more less than what is owed. If you have a FHA mortgage, your lender will send out an appraiser and can accept approximately 82% less than the appraised value.