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Walking Away: Short Sale & Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

The housing market has fluctuated pretty significantly in the past 15 years. A primary goal is usually to buy a home and sell it for more when the current market value goes up. If you are starting to default on your mortgage during an real estate upswing, you should be able to sell the home for more than what you owe on it. You are debt free and probably have money left over from the sale. What happens during a market downturn?

When the lender agrees to let the borrower sell the home for less than what they owe it is called a short sale. A deed in lieu of foreclosure is when borrower deeds the home to the lender in exchange for them not foreclosing and voiding the mortgage. The lender may decide to go after the borrower for the difference if the home is sold for less than what was owed.

Section 5A: Short Sale VS Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Learn the differences between a short sale and a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. How do they compare? Is one better than the other? Both will negatively affect your credit rating because the loan was “not paid as agreed”.

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Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure Overview - Articles Coming Soon!

Sell Home for Less Than What You Owe
(Short Sale)

Give the Property to the Bank (Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure)

Section 5C: How to Get the Bank to Accept Your Short Sale Offer

Learn how to force the bank to accept your short sale offer. Does the Bank have any incentive for accepting your short sale offer? Your short sale offer must be in the Bank's best interest before the Bank will even consider your proposal.

Section 5B: Step by Step Short Sale Process

Learn the steps when trying to sell your home in a short sale. It’s a complex transaction that requires the scrutiny and approval of multiple parties within the bank.

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure VS Short Sale The Step by Step Short Sale Process How to Get the Stubborn Bank to Accept Your Short Sale Offer

Section 5D: How do I Avoid a Deficiency Judgment when I do a Short Sale?

Getting the bank to ensure that you will be forgiven of any leftover debt can take some serious convincing. This article contains an outline of the terms and agreements you may want the bank to sign and agree to.

avoid a deficiency judgment after your short sale

Section 5E: Sell your Home For Less Than You Owe   – Coming Late March 2015

If you find a potential home buyer that makes an off to purchase the home for less than what you owe, you will need to first get the bank’s approval to release the lien.