Eastvale Short Sale - Is a Short Sale really the best decision for me?

Real Estate Agent with The Homefinding Center CA BRE #01344132

Foreclosure? Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure? Short Sale?

If you’re in trouble with your California mortgage, which remedy is right for you?

Let’s look at foreclosure:

a. You lose your home in an unpleasant courthouse sale and subsequent Sheriff eviction.

b. Your credit report reflects a foreclosure for many years after the fact.

Not such a good deal, even if it is an easy way to get rid of a California property that is worth less than you owe on it. The common advice “just walk away from it” can prevent you from buying another house, getting consumer credit ─ it can even keep you from getting a job! (Nothing like piling on the misery, right?) Foreclosure is something to avoid at nearly all costs!

Deed-In-Lieu of Foreclosure:

a. You lose your home

b. You may hire an attorney who helps you arrange to trade your equity in your home for forgiveness of the amount owed on the mortgage.

c. Deed-In-Lieu of Foreclosure stays on your credit report for several years preventing you from moving on with your life. This option is regularly considered the same as a foreclosure.

That leaves short sale.

a. You sell your home.

b. You and your short sale agent prepare for the sale. If you’re in California, your agent should be a short sale expert with The Homefinding Center™, of course!

c. You or your short sale agent show it to obtain offers for possible submission to the bank.

d. You and your short sale agent negotiate the best possible contract for sale.

e. You live in your Eastvale home until closing which can take anywhere from 3 to 14 months depending on how fast you want my team to process your short sale.

f. After closing, you walk away with no house and no money, but...

g. Your credit report reflects that the bank accepted the short sale payoff through an acceptable negotiation and you can qualify for a new home loan in as little as 15 months.

From where I sit, a short sale is a terrific option for most Eastvale sellers facing an impending foreclosure. In all of the options, you lose your house. In each one you walk away with no money from the sale of your house. Finally, in every option, your credit rating is going to take a hit. Short sale with its two year duration on your credit report betters a Deed-In-Lieu of Foreclosure’s additional years by 100%, and foreclosure’s even longer reporting period is holding you back 150% longer than short sale.

This one’s a no brainer! Selling your Eastvale home through a short sale negotiation wins hands down. Your dignity stays pretty much intact; you keep your roof over your head buying time to relocate while your house is on the market, your time in credit purgatory is limited to about two years, less than half of what it will be if you follow the popular advice to “just walk away.”

Contact the #1 Short Sale Team in Southern California today at 951-212-7479 for FREE help with your short sale negotiation. We’ll help you through the entire process with a minimum of headache for you to deal with.

Wanting to make a good decision is smart. Waiting too long to make that decision is not. Call us today so we can discuss your options.

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Cameron Novak, Eastvale Real Estate Agent
Cameron Novak

Eastvale Short Sale Agent
The Homefinding Center
Serving Corona, California and Surrounding Areas

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Comments (5)

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hey Cameron and Short Sales can really be time consuming and a mess, although I have heard of a several that have gone smoothly. I prefer not doing then and I would never purchase a home that was a Short Sale unless it was a "Smoking Deal". Now a Foreclosed home is a little different and I am OK with them.

Vegas Bob

Jan 02, 2011 08:43 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Thanks for stopping by Bob - I used to say the same thing, but short sales are a majority of the listings in Southern California now and our team of negotiation specialists make the process pretty smooth for the homeowner and homebuyer.

Jan 02, 2011 09:17 PM
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Good post Cameron, clear, concise and will be helpful to those considering their options.

Jan 02, 2011 10:38 PM
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Cameron!
This is a very good, very succinct description of the subject and results of distressed sales.  If you have a good lender who understands the advantage of short sales, it is definitely the way to go!

Jan 03, 2011 11:14 AM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

This is an excellent explanation. It's too bad that "deed in lieu" is not considered more favorably.  Beats dragging it out for years and trashing the house.  I don't get our system at all.  

Jan 04, 2011 03:51 PM