Short Sale Your Home Teton Valley Idaho - Realtor With Experience

Real Estate Broker/Owner with West Group Real Estate

West Group Real Estate has the pleasure of working with many clients to help them avoid foreclosure by selling their homes. Banks are cooperating in the process and most are waiving their rights to a Deficiency Judgment against the borrower. We have learned the short sale process and have been successful in helping our clients sell their homes and exiting gracefully.

Why do Lenders prefer a short sale over a foreclosure?  

            $$$!! It comes down to money!

·         A short sale costs the lender about 20-30% less than if they had to foreclose.

·         Maintaining a foreclosed property paying is expensive for the lender.

·        The legal fees can be costly for the lender.

Why do Sellers prefer a short sale over a foreclosure?

·         A short sale will affect your credit score less than a foreclosure. 

o   Even if you do not want to buy a home this can save you money.

o   For future purchases, loan applications do not ask questions about a short sale.

·         After a successful short sale, you may be eligible for a new mortgage within 2 years.

·         You are in control of the sale, not the bank.

·         A job application may be denied if the prospective employer runs a credit check and you have a foreclosure on your record.

·         If you've had a foreclosure notice filed, you may be able to postpone that action while the bank considers your short sale.

·         $$ Relocation Assistance – as much as $3,000.00

harleyOne very important thing to remember - time is limited! When navigating a short sale, it is important to take quick action and cooperate timely with your agent. It is important to get any requested documentation to the lender in a timely matter to allow the process to be completed. Short Sales can be an option even after you have been noticed for foreclosure.


Call or email Harley Wilcox mb (208)709-4555 or and let me give you some realistic guidelines as they pertain to your own unique circumstances.




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James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

Jun 06, 2012 12:57 AM #1
Harley Wilcox
West Group Real Estate - Victor, ID
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James- if you could change one thing to help clean up the distressed market inventory what would it be? For me the process of a short sale would be more uniform across the board with all banks and we would have a better idea of how long the process will take. With some banks it has taken a year to approve a short and with others 45 days.

Jun 10, 2012 02:43 AM #2
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