Every single short sale, foreclosure or stressed out homeowner is a different story, with different endings but they all have a lot of similarities. Before making the decision to sell your home for less than you owe the bank (that is what a short sale is) you really need to gather some information from; attorneys, tax professionals, lenders and REALTORS®. There are a lot of consequences that come with a short sale or foreclosure, many of them you would not even dream about.
Short Sale – Is This Your Primary Residence?
If you are living in the home at the time the Notice of Default is issued you may have some protection when it comes to deficiency, second mortgages and so on. However, one of the issues some people forget to ask about is the 1099C that is issued. The guidelines on the tax relief are totally different, so be certain you talk to your attorney about each of these issues, since they can impact you differently.
If I Sell Short Will I Owe Taxes?
When you sell your home as a short sale or you go through a foreclosure a 1099C will be issued. As we know a 1099 is issued to show that money was received and generally there are taxes owed on these funds. However in 2007 The Mortgage Debt Relief Act was passed, originally it was […]