Question: Close to signing a short sale agreement between my first(Countrywide) and second(WAMU). this is a rental, Countrywide has settled, second will accept $7000 to release the lien, however they still want to come after me for the $93,ooo balance. Broker(advocate) was told that WAMU has already charge of the second as bad debt. Can WAMU sell the note to a collector that will still come after us for the full 93,000K. Been advise to try to settle with wamu at an agreed amount and make $100/MONTH PAYMENTS TO LIMIT LIABILITY. Any other questions to consider? If the house goes into foreclosure, Countrywide does a trustee sale are we finished with wamu too?
Answer: The best thing you can do is ask for a satisfaction of the loan. Ask them how much they need to “satisfy” the loan. Typically you’ll have to pay more for a satisfaction of loan, but they give up their right to come after you for the difference. If they’ve agreed to “release the lien” then yes, they can and usually will come after you for the difference. If the home goes to foreclosure, you can bet WAMU will file a deficiency judgment because it sounds like that is what they are planning to do anyway. So, no, you are most likely not finished with WAMU. The best thing you can do is try to get them to accept a satisfaction. Good Luck.