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What Is A Short Sale In Real Estate? What’s The Process?

With a whirlwind of information out there, the short sale process can become very confusing and tedious to accomplish. In this article we will break down the core concepts of a short sale in an easy to understand step by step process.

What is a Short Sale in Real Estate? 

Short sale refers to a real estate sale where the net proceeds of a property sale fall short of all debts that liens have secured against that property. In other words, it’s the sale of a property at a price less than what the current owner owes. 

For instance, the amount owed by a homeowner can be $500,000 on a mortgage. However, the value of the home in question can be $400,000. As such, there is a negative equity of $100,000. 

But, why would a lender agree to a short sale? Well, lenders are in a money making business. They are not interested in owning homes. When a lender takes a property back and forecloses it, the property is considered a non-performing loan.  

Therefore, this...

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