Today they can. FHA (the Federal Housing Administration) has a new program that enables you to short sale your existing home and buy a new home right afterwards.
The home you purchase would have to meet FHA’s standard lending guidelines. FHA is a great mortgage program.
In fact, more people buying a home in today’s market are getting an FHA loan.
Here is what you would need to do to participate in the program:
1. Determine if you qualify to participate in the program. We have been told that you will need the following.
(Guidelines can change at any time, so make sure you check them with a Mortgage Professional familiar with the program.)
A. A 640 FICO credit score or better.
B. You must be current on all installment payments and your mortgage.
C. No bankruptcy or foreclosure on your credit in the last 7 years.
D. The home you are purchasing must be inferior to the one you are selling. I don’t know the exact guidelines, but I think it means it is a smaller home, or it has less bedrooms or a lower price.
E. You will need the 3.5% down payment for the new purchase.
2. Continue making your mortgage payments each month.
3. Talk to a Mortgage Professional and fill out FHA’s Short Sale and Buy Application.
4. Get pre-approved for your next home loan.
5. Put your home on the market with a licensed short sale realtor.
6. Once the short sale is approved, then you can start looking at other homes.
7. Close on selling your home and on purchasing the new property.
All in all it seems pretty simple. The key is to make sure they you are approved for the loan on the next home before you sell your existing home. Thinking about a short sale?
I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at email@example.com. 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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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.
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