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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ventura County Short Sales: Don't Go To Jail by Making This Short Sale Mistake

Ventura County Short Sale Help, Certified HAFA SpecialistVentura County CA – Short selling a home is not always an easy task. Many people make a number of mistakes, inadvertently, not knowing of the legal repercussions that follow.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

If you are someone interested in selling their house via short sale, then you should be aware “buy and bail”. Buy and bail is a mistake some short sale sellers make by purchasing a new house and walking away from the old one because it is 'underwater.’

This is a method that short sale sellers may use because they feel that their current situation may never improve. So, they buy a new home at today's lower prices.

This is considered to be ‘mortgage fraud’ and could have serious legal consequences and that’s the last thing you want.

Many homeowners may buy and bail and believe that what they are doing is justified because they were misled. For example, a real estate agent may have led the buyer to believe that home's value would never fall.

Another possible scenario is that a bank may have told the homeowner that refinancing would be an option that would always be available to them. Then, the bank changed their lending policies and the buyer cannot obtain a new loan.

These are scenarios where a homeowner may feel like they were deceived. Do not make the mistake of doing this, no matter how deceived you may feel, because you may end up going to jail.
Buy and bail is considered a mortgage fraud because often the borrower does not reveal certain information such as their intention to discontinue making payments to another creditor.

That is the part that is considered fraud. It is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Doesn't sound like fun, does it?

If you do want to short sale and buy another house, then make sure you talk to competent legal counsel before trying this or a similar strategy. They will be able to tell exactly what is illegal and what is now illegal. With their guidance you may be able to buy another home and then short sale and do it legally. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at 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.

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this,

Chris B Johnson, Realtor
Chris is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential California Realty.
Phone: 805-208-0823.
Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert

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You should also look at California SB458. With the passage of SB458, the Expanded Anti-Deficiency Law May Have Unintended Consequences on Ventura County Short Sales. So Please read
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