Question: Help me understand the difference between a short sale vs foreclosure. I bought a condo in Tampa, Florida in September 2005. This was my first real estate purchase and my primary residence until I transferred to Maryland for my job in July 2008. I have a first mortgage for $150k and a HELOC for $25k. The property has been short sale approved and there is a buyer that is going to purchase it for the listed price of $60k. We are ready to close but I need to pay all the delinquent HOA fees, late fees and attorney fees that have mounted up. I can not afford to pay the $3000 in late HOA fees to close on the short sale. Now, I am facing foreclosure. I have asked the HOA to waive the late fees and attorney fees so I can do a short sale but they are refusing. Is it worth it to borrow the money from friends and family so I can do a short sale, or should I just let the condo go into foreclosure?
Answer: -This is a common question that gets asked a lot about the difference between a short sale vs foreclosure. While both are damaging to your credit, a short sale is a much better option – and here’s why… [Read more…] about Short Sale vs Foreclosure