short sale: How To Buy A Bargain Home As A Short Sale - 06/13/19 01:00 PM
A short sale is when the mortgage lender(s) agrees to sell the property for a lower amount than the loan-balance remaining.
During the worst moments of the 2006 to 2008 real estate crisis, homes sold as short sales for a fraction of their value. Lenders had so many properties with loans in default that they could not manage the ones that they had in foreclosure.
Foreclosure is an expensive legal process that causes a lender to lose more money on a property. This is one of the motivators that encourages lenders to accept a short sale because sometimes through a short sale the … (0 comments)

short sale: Differences Between A Short Sale And A Foreclosure - 02/05/19 04:24 PM
If you’re looking to get a non-traditional deal on a new home purchase, you may encounter either a short sale or a foreclosure. These two terms refer to sales that are not usual. As a homebuyer, it’s important to understand the differences between them and how each one might affect your buying experience.
What’s A Short Sale?
A short sale is a situation where the owner has a strong motivation to hurry up and sell their home. In so doing, they’re willing to sell for less than what they owe on the house. Homeowners have a variety of reasons why they might do … (0 comments)

short sale: 3 Critical Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale - 11/21/18 10:18 AM
You just found your perfect home, and you feel like everything is right including the price. But, what could be wrong with your ideal home? Maybe, it is being sold as a short sale, and that could present a major challenge if you want to become be the eventual homeowner.
Short sales are different from other conventional real estate transactions since the property in question is usually listed at a price that is much lower than the amount of the outstanding mortgage debt.
Unlike a regular sale, the homeowner must obtain permission from the lender before proceeding with the transaction. Whether you are … (0 comments)

short sale: Is Buying A Short Sale Right For You? - 06/15/18 06:30 AM
If you have been looking for a new home, and you find one offered under a short sale, this may be to your advantage. While some buyers are wary about buying a home that needs to be sold with the approval of the lender, it’s a great way to get a bargain on a home that you love.
A short sale may be a perfect way to buy a home, as long as you are able to wait until the offer is approved.
The Basics Of A Short Sale
A short sale occurs when the homeowner is facing a foreclosure and trying to avoid … (3 comments)

short sale: What You Need To Know About Short Sales - 06/06/18 01:10 PM
On the surface, a short sale seems like the perfect deal. However, before you take the plunge, you need to understand how this type of home purchase works.
What Is a Short Sale?
A short sale is a home sale in which the homeowner is selling the home for less than he or she currently owes on the mortgage. In most cases, this means that the buyer is paying less for the home than it’s worth, which leads to instant equity.
Short sales allow homeowners to get out from under mortgages without damaging their credit as much as a foreclosure. Lenders often agree to … (0 comments)

short sale: Beware Of Zombie Titles! - 10/30/13 12:12 AM
Beware Of Zombie Titles!
With the economic downturn, anyone dealing in real estate quickly became familiar with previously little-known terms such as foreclosure and short sale. Now that the housing market is picking back up and people are moving on, a new term is coming to light — zombie titles.
The Zombie Title
This is when a home has been vacated because the owners defaulted on their loan and their bank started the foreclosure process. However, for some reason or another the bank never completed the foreclosure and sold the home.
So, when the city starts fining someone for the … (2 comments)

short sale: 3 Common Myths About Real Estate Short Sales - 03/05/13 11:35 PM
3 Common Myths About Real Estate Short Sales  
There is a lot of misleading and incorrect information about Montgomery County real estate short sales.
Many people don't have a clear understanding of the purpose of short sales or how they actually work.
Essentially, a short sale is when one sells their home for less than the balance remaining on the mortgage attached to the property.
The proceeds from the sale are used to repay a pre-negotiated portion of the balance to settle the debt.
A short sale can be a solution for homeowners who really need to sell their home … (3 comments)

short sale: Short Sales Outnumber Foreclosure Sales For Third Straight Quarter - 12/23/12 09:17 PM
Short Sales Outnumber Foreclosure Sales For Third Straight Quarter
Foreclosure-tracker RealtyTrac reports falling foreclosure sales nationwide as banks get better at selling homes via short sale.
In its Q3 2012 report, RealtyTrac says that 193,059 homes in some stage of foreclosure were sold, accounting for 19% of all residential home sales. In addition, pre-foreclosure sales -- also known as "short sales" -- climbed 22% on a year-over-year basis.
For the first time since 2007, the number of short sales outnumbered the number of homes sold in foreclosure over three consecutive quarters.
The average price of a short sale home fell by 5 percent … (0 comments)

short sale: Short Sale : Writing A Letter Of Hardship - 12/12/12 10:19 PM
A short sale is when a property is sold for less than its remaining mortgage principal balance, and executed as a way for both the existing homeowner and mortgage lender to reduce their respective losses.
Typically, although not always, short sales are reserved for situations of extreme financial hardship; just prior a bank beginning foreclosure proceedings.
Short sales are not automatic, however. Homeowners must often prove the merits a short sale to their lender, which often involves documenting that selling the home for less than its worth is the best and most viable option for all parties involved. 
The short sale … (2 comments)

short sale: The Short Sale - A Unique Selling Proposition for Real Estate Agents - 03/31/08 02:47 AM


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