A lender gets to sell the house at today’s price, versus what it will be worth 6-12 months down the road. We just did a comparison and pulled up sold listings.
All of the listings were the same, very comparable, and located in 3 similar, comparable neighborhoods. All were less than 2 miles apart.
First, we looked up the average selling price per SQFT of homes that sold in a 3 month period. In spring 2009, all the homes sold for an average of $103 a SQFT.
Then, we pulled up houses in the same neighborhoods that sold after the bank had foreclosed on them. Those sales were 6-9 months later than the original sales.
6-9 months later, the average sales price of a home in these neighborhoods was $85 a SQFT. These homes average 1,700 a SQFT.
That means a 1,700 foreclosure sold for $30,600 less than it would have sold as a short sale six months before. Ouch! Sure, most short sales are cheaper than comparable bank owned or “seller with equity” sales.
But, we’re bringing a tremendous amount of value to the bank. The other person that’s getting value is the buyer. They get a better deal in today’s market than buying a “seller with equity” or REO.
You, the seller is also getting a better deal. You get a lower deficiency and your credit is back to normal in 18-24 months.
A short sale is a win – win for everyone involved. Thinking about a short sale? Visit www.ShortSaleSuperMan.com for information and tips on Chicago short sales.
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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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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.
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