Selling you home in a short sale: Is a short sale worth it? A short sale can affect your credit, but you get a break from the IRS in 2013. Q: Our daughter and son-in-law are looking into using a company that sells new homes but agrees to lease your current residence for six months. [...]
If you can't afford your mortgage, you should try to sell your home in a short sale. Q: I live in Georgia and have a house that I bought last year. Unfortunately, I can’t afford the house any longer. I’m not sure what to do. Should I do a short sale or should I just [...]
If you are on disability, you might qualify for the HAMP program. Also think about if you should downsize to a smaller home. Q: I think my mortgage holder is going to start a foreclosure on me again as they are not cashing my checks and have sent me numerous letters about the "HAMP" program [...]
Foreclosure is scary. Before the bubble burst and the housing crisis hit, it was taboo to go through foreclosure. Now it’s almost common. And, unfortunately, despite the rosier outlook for the real estate market, too many homeowners are still facing foreclosure. The most important thing for any homeowner in this situation to know is that [...]
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.