Posts Tagged ‘short sales’

Short Sale Checklist

July 19th, 2013 by Jarad

Short Sale Checklist For Investors

Short Sale ChecklistHere is a Short Sale Checklist for those who need the step by step blueprint of what to do next. This is assuming you’ve found a property that is a candidate for a short sale.

    1) Meet with Homeowner and Determine Value of Property – make sure they understand what you are doing and willing to cooperate with you during the whole process. It can take months before a short sale is approved and the homeowners need to cooperate the whole way through. […read more]

Short Sale Questions

May 6th, 2013 by Jarad

Common Short Sale Questions

short sale questionsThere are several short sale questions that I get asked by both homeowners and investors. Here are some of the most common short sale questions. The answers to these questions are based on what typically happens. Please understand that every case is different so there are always exceptions to the rules.

Question: Can a homeowner do a short sale if they’re not delinquent?

Answer: No. For a short sale to be successful, the homeowner needs to prove financial hardship and show they cannot make payments anymore. So without being delinquent, there is no way for the bank to know the homeowner has a hardship. As long as the homeowner is making payments, the banks are content where they are at. […read more]

Short Sale vs Foreclosure

March 8th, 2013 by Jarad

short sale vs foreclosureQuestion:  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?

Thank you,


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]

Short Sale Options

February 18th, 2013 by Jarad

Question:  I recently went through and completed a short sale on my home after several unsuccessful attempts to get my lender to work with me on a loan modification.

short sale optionsI decided to go with the short sale thinking that it would be a better option on my credit rating vs. a foreclosure. I had a first and a second mortgage with the same lender (Chase) I purchased the home with an 80/20 loan and during the time that I owned the home I never refinanced or did anything that would have changed the “purchase money” status. The 1st mortgage balance was $320,000 and the 2nd mortgage was $83,000. […read more]

Transferring Property To Another Person

April 19th, 2012 by Jarad

Transferring Property To Another Person – Is it Possible?

Transferring property to another personQuestion:  We are considering using a holding group and transferring our property to another person to avoid having to hassle with a short sale ourselves; in California, can my lender come after me for transferring property without their prior authorization? This holding group says they take care of everything including the lender.

Answer:  – Transferring property to another person using a quit claim deed or warranty deed is not illegal, however just because a different name shows up on title and a new owner is recorded on the county records, you are still liable for paying off the loan(s)! […read more]

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