Chicago Short Sale Question: Why Does My Lender Want My Last 2 Pay Stubs?

Chicago Short Sale Question: Why Does My Lender Want My Last 2 Pay Stubs?

Posted on September 30th, 2011 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.

Chicago IL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Amit. Here was his question.

“Why does my lender need copies of my last 2 pay stubs? Are they hoping to garnish my paycheck? I am concerned that if I give it to them, then they will use it to garnish my paycheck.

They have said if they don’t get them, then they will not approve the short sale. What should I do? Amit.”

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Here was our answer. Amit, we are not lawyers and therefore we can’t answer the garnishment question. Are you at risk of having your paycheck garnished?

I don’t think so. But, that’s just my opinion. Here is the first reason I don’t think they will garnish your wages. It’s because they don’t request that information to use it to attempt to garnish your wages.

In most cases, the lender simply wants to see how much money you are making. If you can afford your mortgage payment, then they might turn down the short sale.

Here is the second reason I don’t think they will garnish your wages. Wage garnishment is difficult. There are many different exceptions and protections against wage garnishment.

For example, if the person being garnished is the main provider for a family, then the laws are often written to stop any garnishment against them.

Here is the third reason I don’t think they will garnish your wages. None of the many people we have helped with a short sale have ever told us that they had their wages garnished. Thinking about a short sale? Visit for more information on Chicago short sales and how we can help you move on with your life.

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (312) 953-6725

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Thanks for reading this, Phil Buoscio.

Phil is a Real Estate Agent at Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc.. Chicago Short Sales Realtor:

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Important Notice

Phil Buoscio, Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc., and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Phil’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc..

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