Ventura County CA – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Steve. Here is Steve's Question.
"I divorced six years ago. We had had our home on the market for some time, but it wasn't selling. My ex needed money to buy another home.
Since it wasn't selling, we refinanced and split the equity. She used the money to buy another house and I stayed here. I put the home back on the market a little while later.
Today, several years later it still isn't selling. The market value today is $267,000. I owe over $300,000 today.
I am having trouble making the payments. I asked my agent about a short sale, but they didn't offer any help. I want to do the right thing, but can't afford the home anymore.
I have called GMAC, but they haven't offered any help either. Should I just stop making the payments and walk away? What do you think?"
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Here was my answer. Steve, you probably should talk to your agent again. If you owe more than your home is worth, then a short sale is your only option to sell it. (Unless you can bring cash to the closing table, but it doesn't sound like you have that option.)
I would have a heart to heart talk with my agent about your home. If they wouldn't help me with a short sale, then I would find another agent.
There are thousands of agents in the US and I'm sure you can find someone else that can help you. A short sale is your best option.
You get to live rent free for 3-6 months. After that, you can walk away without owing the bank a penny. That is because most short sale agreements release you from the debt. Best of all, under current lending guidelines you can buy another home 2 years after a short sale, versus the 5-7 years wait required after a foreclosure.
All of the paperwork is handled by your agent. You just give them the basic short sale financial paperwork required by your lender and they handle everything else on your behalf.
Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at email@example.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.
When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823
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Thanks for reading this, Chris B Johnson.
Chris B is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential California Realty.
Phone: 805-208-0823. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist
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