What is a short sale?
A short sale is a transaction in which the lender, or lenders, agree to accept less than the mortgage amount owed by the current homeowner. In some cases, the difference is forgiven by the lender, and in others the homeowner must make arrangements with the lender to settle the remainder of the debt.
Why is the number of short sales rising?
Due to the recent economic crisis, including rising unemployment, and drops in home prices in communities across the nation, the number of short sales is increasing. Since a short sale generally costs the lender less than a foreclosure, it can be a viable way for a lender to minimize its losses.
A short sale can also be the best option for a homeowners who are “upside down” on mortgages because a short sale may not hurt their credit history as much as a foreclosure. As a result, homeowners may qualify for another mortgage sooner once they get back on their feet financially.
Before deciding whether to short sale your home,
it is essential that you obtain legal and tax advice, and consult with an experienced short sale agent. If you are considering a short sale of your Lake Havasu City home
and would like a short sale consultation, please call my office to
schedule a meeting or a telephone consultation at (928) 208-5184.
For further assistance in buying or selling a shortsale please provide me with your name and email below. Thank you