Deed-In-Lieu Usually Not As Good As Short Sale To Free Up Your Future

Posted on October 26th, 2010 in Short Selling/Buying.

Chicago IL -A deed-in-lieu is the equivalent to a “No Contest” plea in a criminal trial. You just give up on the foreclosure. If there is a foreclosure court case, the judge will still have to schedule a foreclosure sale.

Contrary to popular opinion, a deed-in-lieu does not automatically release you from the debt. This means that your lender could be pursuing you five years later, after you get back on your feet.

There is an application process. You will have to spend between 5 and 10 hours submitting paperwork to your lender before they will approve the deed-in-lieu. Yes, I think it’s crazy!

Why should you have to submit paperwork to make it easier for your lender to foreclose on your house? Doesn’t make any sense. That is why I recommend a short sale instead of a deed-in-lieu.

You get to avoid the humiliation of a foreclosure. In addition, most short sales allow you to stay in the home rent free for 3-6 months. And you can get up to $3,000 from HAFA.

That will help cover the cost to move and maybe even cover the deposit on a rental property. The other advantage with a short sale is that you will be able to buy another home sooner.

Because a deed-in-lieu acts as a foreclosure, you will not be eligible for a new mortgage for 5-7 years. With a short sale, you can be eligible to buy another house in 2 years.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at <a href=””></a>. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail. If you prefer, then you can call me at (312) 953-6725.

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Phil Buoscio, is a broker with Better Living Realty he leads the sales team “Phil Buoscio Team” and specializes in short sales in Chicago Illinois. Chicago Loan Modification Help can be referred to you. We don’t do loan modifications ourselves but we work with those who do.
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