Just because you feel you are upside down in your home does not qualify you for a short sale. I do not know how many times I have been told by a seller their home is not worth what they owe so they are going to walk away or quit making payments, then try and sell (short sale) or let the bank take the house. The sooner you talk with an agent the quicker your stress will go down. Many agents do not let these people know that there are specific guidelines to a smooth and successful short sale.
Now that we have all been and seen this market for a little while (ok it feels like forever for some) the questions are coming from buyers and sellers alike about short sales and foreclosures. There have been guidelines written, changed and re-written, we have seen modification promises and a confusing statements that make us […]
# I found a short sale but discovered there are past due bills – who is responsible? Several homes that are bank owned or short sale have past due Home Owner Association dues, water and /or sewer bills and so on. The answer is not as simple as you would think. It depends on how you write your offer and how much research you and or your agent do.