“I own a condo that I purchased in 2007, pre-construction for $375,000. My mortgage balance is $337,000.
I have been trying to sell my unit for upwards of 2 years with no success. I have been unable to refinance because my unit is worth much less than the balance on my mortgage.
I have been denied a loan modification. I must move by this summer and do not want to make a penny on the sale. I just want to be rid of this property.
I have been advised that I would not get approved for a short sale because I do not have a financial hardship. However, I am not sure this is correct. I am seeking advice as to what my options are.” said Chad.
Here was our answer. If you are moving for a job transfer then, then you have a legitimate hardship. I do know this.
If you move in 6 months and stop making the payments, then something will need to be done. The bank will either approve a short sale or foreclose on your property.
You could try to rent the unit out and write a check every month to cover the payments. But, then you would be limping along for years until the market improved and you can sell.
But, what if things get worse? What if a tenant trashes your condo and you can’t afford the repair bill? No one wants to rent a trashed condo.
You would have a hard time covering the payments then and even risk a foreclosure. I would start the short sale process today. There is a good chance that your lender would approve a short sale today.
If not, then you could convince them to approve it later, after you have moved. Some short sale negotiators are easy to work with and will approve the short sale.
Others might play hardball and want a promissory note from you. It’s all negotiations. The sooner you start the negotiations, the sooner you can move on with your life. Thinking about a short sale?
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, Phillip Buoscio.
Phillip is a Real Estate Agent at Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc..
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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.
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