How Long Does It Take For My Credit To Go Back To Normal After A Chicago Short Sale?

How Long Does It Take For My Credit To Go Back To Normal After A Chicago Short Sale?

Posted on July 27th, 2011 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.

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

“I like your blog post about how to get out of paying a deficiency. However, how long will it be on your credit report before your life goes back to normal? I would like to resolve the deficiency but the attorney/collector doesn’t seem willing to budge from the full amount.

I’ve even had an attorney friend of mine contact them and try to negotiate something and they still wouldn’t budge. Sammy.”

Here is the answer to his question. If you are dealing with a lawyer that is directly representing the lender, then you will have a tough time. They have to negotiate hard to justify being paid $150 an hour.

Be happy you have a short sale on your credit. That usually affects you for 2-3 years. A foreclosure will usually affect your credit for 5-7 years.

If your goal is to improve your credit, then you can often get the negative reports removed by disputing them. We have put together entire blog posts about how to fix your credit.

Scroll down this blog to read them. You have a good chance of disputing off any negative items on your credit report.

Thinking about a short sale? Visit for short sale news and information. 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:

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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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