A short sale
is becoming an increasing popular alternative to foreclosure, but
unique challenges exist in making this process a success for all parties.
The short sale process requires the approval of the
sellers' lender. The biggest obstacle in a successful short sale is
getting the lenders to respond timely to the short sale contracts sent
to them. The waiting time for a short sale vary from 6 weeks to 4
months, which be very frustrating to buyers. Lack of communication on
the part of the lender can be frustrating to all parties involved as
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our HomeTrust Short Sale Program, we take pride in maintaining open
communications with the short sale lender, buyer, seller, and agents
involved in the real estate transaction. Our track record for
completing short sales through our program is over 90%.
some statistics show that short sales are successful only about 20% of the time.
HomeTrust Short Sale Program is perfectly situated to relieve homeowners and lenders of their tremendous burden in such trying times.
have a very high success rate in negotiating with the lenders to waive
any deficiency judgments against the sellers, clearing the path for a
success short sale closing.
a short sale can be a frustrating process for the seller (as well as
the buyer), the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. In fact, there are no disadvantages to a
short sale when compared to a foreclosure.
The main advantage of a
short sale is it generally causes less damage to the seller's credit.
Most often a short sale will appear on your credit report as a settlement on account.
A short sale may affect your ability to buy another home for up to 2 years while a
foreclosure can your home purchasing ability for up to 4 or 5 years.
foreclosure can damage your credit rating by as much as 450 points
where a short sale can lower your score by as little as 100 points.
This can dramatically effect your life, not only in the future
purchase of a home, but also in the purchase of a car. Many employers
today also run credit checks on potential employment candidates.
short sale of your primary residence is also not taxable whereas the
deficiency on a foreclosure may be taxable. It is always recommended
that you discuss the tax issues of a short sale or foreclosure with a