Is a short sale bad for the buyer?
Short Sales Don’t Mean a Discount They might give out a loan that is too much for the buyers to handle. When the market finally drops, the owner is left with little equity and a mortgage that a sale will not pay off. Buyers end up owing more on the home than it is worth.
What are the drawbacks of a short sale?
Disadvantages of a Short Sale A short sale comes with quite a few catches. There are more parties involved than a typical sale making the process complicated and often lengthy. In a traditional home sale, price negotiations happen between the buyer and seller (or their representatives), not the seller’s bank.
Does a short sale benefit the buyer?
Rather than continue losing money, or wasting more money on a foreclosure, many banks offer buyers of short-sale properties favorable financing terms to make the sale more attractive. The lender may offer a low interest rate or other buyer-friendly terms to get the property sold and avoid further expenses.
How long does short sale take to close?
Once an offer is received and signed, I send it to the bank, along with the seller’s short sale package and a prepared HUD. From that point to the time of short sale approval, the average timeline is about 60 to 90 days. It means 30 days to sell + 60 days for approval + 30 days to close escrow = 4 months, on average.
Why do short sales get denied?
A short sale is sometimes denied due to something as simple as the seller being current on paying their mortgage. The bank’s guidelines might state the bank isn’t allowed to approve a short sale if the mortgage payments aren’t in arrears.
How many points does a short sale affect your credit?
A short sale will blow a hole in your credit score, dropping it as much as 100-150 points, depending on where you started. The higher your credit score, the more you will fall.
Is it better to foreclose or short sale?
Timing also differs: Short sales can take up to one year to close, while foreclosures generally move along much faster because lenders are intent on recovering the money they’re owed. Furthermore, a short sale is far less damaging to your credit score than foreclosure.
What should I know before buying a short sale?
Here are some things to keep in mind:
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