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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 2:13pm. 1634 Views, 1 Comments.
I am finally writing the most overdue blog post EVER, the long winded answer to the question I probably get asked most often: What is a short sale? Quite simply, a short sale is when the owner of a property owes more than the house is worth and they ask the bank to accept an offer less than this amount in lieu of going to foreclosure. For example, a seller has a houses listed for $100,000 and they owe $125,000 on the mortgage. They receive an offer from a prospective buyer for $90,000 and ask the bank to take a loss of $35,000 instead of taking the home to foreclosure, re-listing it, and selling it themselves. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.
Now, the gory details. If you are the buyer or potential buyer of a short sale you MUST know…