After the housing bubble burst and the recession hit, many homeowners had trouble paying their bills. Some lost their homes, while others opted to sell their homes in a short sale. This gave buyers a great opportunity to purchase homes at less-than-fair market value. In a short sale, the lender agrees to accept less than [...]
Buying a foreclosure or short sale is basically the same as buying any property on the housing market. You may be able to get a good deal on a foreclosure or short sale if the market is full, but the market value and property value in your area will drive the pricing and financing the loan. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more information about short sales and buying a foreclosure.
A mortgage crisis hotline may be the best bet for this homeowner to avoid foreclosure or a short sale. An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and a student loan has put her in a financial crisis, and taking the right steps could help her keep her home. The new FHA secure plan may be a solution to avoid further financial crisis.