Short Sale vs. Foreclosure: Who Wins?

Real Estate Agent with SANDALS REALTY GROUP, INC


Short Sale vs. Foreclosure: Who Wins?



One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is if a short sale has the same effect on a consumer’s future credit as a foreclosure. The answer is…ABSOLUTELY NOT!


When it comes to credit reporting, a short sale will most likely have a much less catastrophic effect than a foreclosure. As of right now, short sales are not listed as “short sale” on your credit report, but as paid as agreed, paid as negotiated, or paid for less than the original amount.


Also, If you are considered current with a short sale, you still have the ability to apply for an FHA loan, while having a foreclosure on your credit report stays there for a mandated 7 years. Not to mention, with a foreclosure, you must go through months of delinquency notices and in many cases a court appearance, which is also reported on your credit report


Comments (2)

June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Ellicott City, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

We are seeing more and more short sales in Maryland.  Again today I heard about a company that took money from a homeowner under the guise of a loan modification but none of the money made it's way to the mortgage company.  There needs to be more education of the general public.

Oct 01, 2012 01:00 PM
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Dec 31, 2012 07:19 PM