Palm Coast Short Sales: Is It Legal For A Seller to Buy The House He Is Short Selling?

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Living Realty

Palm Coast FL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Mau. Here is Mau's Question. "Is it legal for a short sale seller to buy the house he is selling on short to reduce his mortgage loan?” asked Mau. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. Here was our answer. We don’t know of any law on the books that forbids a person from buying a home they are short selling. Here is what we do know. Most banks and lenders don’t allow it. If the short sale negotiator sees a sales contract with you as the buyer, then they won’t approve the short sale. Sure, you could do fishy paperwork to buy the home yourself. But, you risk getting in trouble for fraud if you were caught. I think the biggest reason people aren’t trying this is because they can’t get a loan after a short sale. You aren’t able to buy another house for 2 years after a short sale. There is an FHA loan program that allows you to buy after a short sale. But, one of the stipulations is that you must be buying a smaller or inferior home. If you are looking to reduce your mortgage loan, do it the legal way. Get a loan modification with your current lender. Or, short sale your current home, rent for 2 years, and then buy a new home. That allows you to wipe out the upside down debt and move on with your life. And best of all, you aren’t at risk of going to jail for fraud.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at Eddie@real386.com. I will contact you for a free consultation. When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 386-931-9127 Click here to Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation. Thinking about a loan modification? Our Palm Coast loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Eddie Marcal. Eddie is a Real Estate Agent at Watson Realty Corp. Palm Coast Short Sales Realtor: Phone: 386-931-9127. Eddie@real386.com. View My homes for sale at www.Real386.com .

Eddie Marcal specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Palm Coast Florida. Palm Coast Loan Modification Help, Palm Coast Short Sales. Palm Coast Short Sale Realtor. Flagler Beach Florida Loan Modification Help, Flagler Beach Florida Short Sales. Flagler Beach Florida Short Sale Realtor. Short Sale Realtor. Palm Coast FL Short Sales. Palm Coast Realtor. Copyright 2010 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. The views expressed here are Eddie Marcal's personal views and do not reflect the views of Watson Realty Corp. This information on Palm Coast Short Sales: Is It Legal For A Seller to Buy The House He Is Short Selling? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at Eddie@real386.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 386-931-9127

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Palm Coast loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy. Thanks for reading this, Eddie Marcal.

Eddie is a Real Estate Agent at Watson Realty Corp. Palm Coast Short Sales Realtor: Phone: 386-931-9127. Eddie@real386.com.

View My homes for sale at www.real386.com.

Eddie Marcal specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Palm Coast Florida. Palm Coast Loan Modification Help, Palm Coast Short Sales. Palm Coast Short Sale Realtor. Flagler Beach Florida Loan Modification Help, Flagler Beach Florida Short Sales. Flagler Beach Florida Short Sale Realtor. , Palm Coast Short Sale Realtor. Palm Coast FL Short Sales. Palm Coast Realtor.

Copyright 2010 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. The views expressed here are Eddie Marcal's personal views and do not reflect the views of Watson Realty Corp.

This information on Palm Coast Short Sales: Why Should I Short Sale? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

Comments (2)

Suzanne Taylor
Ultima Real Estate - Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX
Home Sales In Corpus Christi, TX

Eddie, nice post.  Whenever someone starts asking about selling the home to themselves or a relative on a short sale, I cringe.  Don't know who their relative are, so they could do it and I would have no idea but would hate to be involved in the deal.

Jan 11, 2011 10:56 AM
Eddie Marcal
Grand Living Realty - Palm Coast, FL
Florida Coastal Real Estate

Suzzane, thanks for the feedback. I agree with you. The best thing the seller can do is get a real estate professional that can handle the marketing and special needs of the transaction and can guide them to some good local attorneys that specialize in this to protect the customer and the realtor.

Jan 11, 2011 11:05 AM