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July 06, 2009
'Short sales homes' has become the buzzword of the day within the real estate arena. Word has gotten out that borrowers who have fallen behind in their mortgage payments can sell their house for less than they owe and walk away scott-free. Sounds great, but it's not 100-percent true.
Short sales homes are sold for less than borrowers owe on their mortgage note. But, the process is no walk in the park. Most banks want evidence there is a buyer in place before they will even discuss the option of short selling property. It is not easy to locate a realtor willing to tackle a short sale.
June 21, 2009
A mortgage short sale is one option available to homeowners facing foreclosure or unable to continue making their mortgage payments. With the current economic turmoil, millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Many must choose between paying their mortgage and putting food on the table. Once they become delinquent on their mortgage note it can be next to impossible to get back on track.
The first step to obtaining a mortgage short sale is to contact your lender. Short sales are usually handled through the bank's loss mitigation department. A loss mitigator will be assigned to handle your case and will work with you throughout the process.
June 13, 2009
A bank short sale refers to real estate that is either in foreclosure or has been returned to the bank. With the massive influx of foreclosure real estate, many mortgage lenders are beginning to engage in short sales to avoid the expense of the foreclosure process.
Bank short sale properties can consist of single family homes, condominiums, mobile homes, manufactured homes, commercial real estate or vacant land. When borrowers become delinquent on their mortgage note and unable to fulfill their financial obligation, lenders might allow them to engage in a short sale.