I used to warn the chasers of short sales that the major problem was the length that it would take to close on one and the condition that the home might be in after anywhere from 3 months to over a year had passed. Now there is yet another real concern for any buyer in the Sarasota area who wants to play the waiting game. You are in direct competition with the banks holding the mortgages because they are pushing to foreclose on as many properties as they can. What does this mean to you? It means that in an appreciating market, if the bank can push through the foreclosure before allowing you to purchase the property, you are back at square one and during the waiting period, home prices have continued to rise. So, if you are serious about owning a home, make an offer on one that is really for sale. Bank-owned properties are out there and many of them are good deals as well. But, as far as short sales are concerned, I would advise you to think long and hard before getting into one. See the article below explaining what the banks are doing.
This entry hasn't been re-blogged:
Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
- Topic: Home Buying
Generate More Leads from this Listing
With a Trulia Pro Account
Find what you need?
See More Blog PostsAbout Real Estate! SEE MORE NOW!