We have helped many many folks facing forclosure and MANY MANY times we get asked ...should I leave, I've missed one payment??
There are some that have an uneasy feeling about staying because "they are NOT paying their mortgage."
Let me say that "staying" helps and here is why...When you move out during a short sale many times the home is left to be broken into, the pool turns green and in florida if the AC is NOT running then you get into mildew issues and problems, not to mention the grass gets high and then the city imposes "CODE ENFORCEMENT FINES," here is Delightful deland they can be $250 PER DAY for each day the grass is TOO HIGH.
So take a deep breath and dont' get all worked up about having to "MOVE" as soon as you miss that first payment. Your helping preseve the condition of the property and helping to make it easier to sell by staying.
Some lenders thru the HAFA program are offering relocation assistance of up to $3000 but it has to be your primary residence so of course YOU HAVE TO STAY and MOVE when it's sold.
So should you stay or should you go?? It makes everyones life "easier" if you can stay until the property is SOLD.
For more information on Short Sales contact Kathy Aparo Griffin Broker Aparo Griffin Properties, Deland's Short Sale Specialist.