Antioch CA Short Sale Question: What Kind Of hardship Would My Lender Consider Legitimate?

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Antioch CA – The type of hardship that your lender will consider legitimate depends on the mortgage company considering the Short Sale request.

In general, so long as the hardship is real & acceptable and the mortgage company believes the loan is likely to become delinquent. As a result, the Short Sale request will be processed by the Loss Mitigation Department.

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A big key to getting your lender to accept a hardship is to submit a strong hardship letter. The hardship letter sets the tone for the entire file.

This letter must be honest and represent the facts clearly. It must prove to them that the situation that caused you to fall behind was temporary and you are now in a position to make your payments on time.

Below are examples of “hardships” that are common and frequently accepted by mortgage lenders.

1. Family illness or injury.

2. Illness or injury in the extended family – particularly if it forces relocation.

3. Job relocation when the property is equity deficient.

4. Job loss or significant income loss.

5. Divorce or split of domestic partners.

6. Adjustment in mortgage payment or unforeseen increase in living expenses.

Your lender will expect you to submit any relevant documentation that supports your claim of hardship. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at 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 925-754-1611

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Thanks for reading this, Shonn Thompson.

Shonn is a Real Estate Agent at Better Homes Realty. Antioch Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: 925-754-1611.

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Important Notice

Shonn Thompson, Better Homes Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

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.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Shonn’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Better Homes Realty.


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