Question from Calaveras County Homeowner: Why would I do a Short Sale instead of saving the monthly payments & letting it go?
By Daniel Seider
(BTRE Big Trees Real Estate)
Copperopolis CA - The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Christy. “Why would I do a short sale instead of saving the monthly payments and letting it go into foreclosure?” Christy asked. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. Here is the answer. If you stop paying your mortgage, then you can live in your home rent free for 12-24 months, depending on the state you are located within. I have seen lenders wait a year after the first missed payment just to file for foreclosure. Yes, you can live in your house for free for a long time. However, a short sale has many advantages over a foreclosure. It does less damage to your credit and allows you to buy another home in 2 years versus the 5-7 years after a forecl...