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Anti-Deficiency Judgements in Arizona
Here we are again. Unfortunately, a lot of questions have arisen lately about Arizona's Deficiency Statutes regarding foreclosure. I say "unfortunately" because I feel somewhat less than qualified to definitively answer these questions. Greater legal minds than mine (and mine is decidedly NOT legal) will be required to put the issue to rest. I will, in spite of the danger of blatantly misrepresenting the facts, case law, and statutes, attempt to answer one (NON-) simple question:
"If I do a short sale, or my property is taken from me by foreclosure, can the bank 'come after me' for the difference between what the property eventually sells for, and what I owe them, including sale costs, legal fees, etc?"
First, let me point the reader in the general direction of actual legal minds on this issue. Here is a rather esoteric treatise on the subject of getting sued for a deficiency judgement. Very good read, and fairly definitive on the issue.
Here is another article, that is more user-friendly on the same subject. Now, because I have a public education, and am somewhat literate, I will attempt to provide a synopsis of the above:
In Arizona, there are two types of "notes" ... more

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