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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Should You Consider Buying A Short Sale?

Short sale – real estate offered for sale where the most likely sale price will be less than the mortgage owed.

The key component (obstacle) of the short sale process: any offer signed off on by the seller of a short sale will require lender approval. 

Key characteristic of short sale buyer:  Patience, flexibility in schedule.

The time for lender approval varies from lender to lender.  I have seen some get approved in less than 60 days.  I have seen some drag on for a year! I have read cases where the lender foreclosed while the process was in this limbo land in between offer and approval.
 
Short sales are usually discounted a little below the normal market price.   

If you are trying to decide if a short sale property is a realistic consideration, give me a call at 321-693-3850 or send me an email. 

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