What Constitutes A Hardship On An Antioch CA Short Sale?

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Antioch CA – Many people think a hardship is mainly based on financial matters and that is not necessarily the case.

Anything that makes it difficult for you to keep on making a mortgage payment might qualify to be a hardship.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

One thing that the bank doesn’t want to see is a homeowner who seems to be looking for a way out simply because the home is not worth the amount the owner paid for it.

Being upside-down is one of the qualifications for a short sale but a bank may not grant a short sale solely on that basis.

If your life looks unchanged since you took the loan, the bank might say you can afford to stay in your home at your present payment level. If your situation has changed, here are some examples that may qualify for a hardship:

1. Unemployment.

2. Reduced income. Furloughs, a new job, a partner’s loss of a job, or a pay cut are examples.

3. Illness or medical emergency.

4. A Job transfer. (voluntary or involuntary)

5. Divorce, separation or marital difficulties.

6. Exotic mortgage terms (an adjustable-rate loan that adjusts and you cannot afford the new payment.)

7. Military service.

8. Death in the family.

9. Incarceration.

10. Increased expenses and excessive debt.

11. Unexpected repairs or home maintenance.

I can help you put together a good hardship letter that will help you qualify for a short sale. 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 shonntsellshomes@gmail.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 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. shonntsellshomes@gmail.com.

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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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Comments (4)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

yes every short sale must have a hardship or the bank will not work with them.

Jan 23, 2012 04:47 PM
Laurie Clark CRB Angel Realty LLC Your Monument Realtor 719-502-6572
CRB-CCSS-ASD-HBS-RSD-Denver Short Sale Agents - Monument, CO
Angel Realty, LLC

This is an excellent post on qualifying hardships for a short sale approval. Well written and great information. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 23, 2012 04:48 PM
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Jan 23, 2012 05:08 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

A great short sale agent can make any "hardship letter" work.  Keep up the great work.  It's not about the hardship, it's about the lender being convinced that approving the sale is the best outcome for the lien holder.
Corona Real Estate Agents

Jan 23, 2012 06:56 PM