Common Chicago Short Sale Myth: Selling My House As A Short Sale Is An Embarrassment

Posted on July 25th, 2011 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.

Chicago IL – You might think it is an embarrassment to sell your home as a short sale. “My friends will laugh at me when they realize that I owe more on my house than it is worth”, some people think.

The reality is that many Americans are in your same position. In fact, some experts think that over a quarter of all homeowners are upside down.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

In fact, this statistic is even worse in areas where the housing market has taken a big drop. You have nothing to be embarrassed of. On the contrary, you should be proud that you are handling your affairs in a responsible manner.

Short Sales usually reduce your lender’s losses by 20%. This means you are actually doing your part to help the housing market and economy.

You are doing your part to stop the decline in the housing market. Your neighbor who opts to let their bank foreclose is hurting the housing market.

This is because bank owned properties usually sell for less than a short sale. We have seen this first hand. A Short Sale sells for $400,000 and then a similar bank owned home sells for $300,000.

This is because banks don’t maintain the homes they sell and buyers know they can get a bargain.

Thinking about a short sale? Visit for great information and tips on Chicago short sales. I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. 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:

Phone: (312) 953-6725.

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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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