If you need help with a home sale and you think you are underwater, talk to Elizabeth Weintraub. Her comments are below mine. She is the Short Sale (underwater) expert in this town!
I make no claim for Zillowâ€™s accuracy. Au contraire, I speculate that Zillowâ€™s numbers are wildly inaccurate. On the high side. Cut Zillowâ€™s percentages in half, then you probably then have the right percentage.
Roseville 95678 48% underwater 6% delinquent.
Roseville 95747 34% underwater 7% delinquent.
Roseville 95661 32% underwater 7% delinquent.
Rocklin 95677 37% underwater 6% delinquent.
Rocklin 95765 33% underwater 7% delinquent.
Granite Bay 95746 15% underwater 8% delinquent.
You notice an anomaly here? The fewer homes underwater percentagewise, the higher the delinquency rate?
Follow that anomaly to its illogical conclusion, one could claim that 0 % underwater would result in 9% delinquency and 100% underwater would lead to low delinquency. That would be very wrong, of course. For more fun with useless numbers, the link is below.
I am an attorney and real estate broker and I help people with upside down mortgages for free. Call me and I'll give you a free consultation.
As far as the # of financed homes underwater, there are projection tools, but none of them are 100% accurate.
If you need legal advice about short sale vs. foreclosure I can guide you to a couple different lawyers who can help you. Affordable is a relative term, so I can't say if you can afford them or not.
If you have questions about the process of short sale or foreclosure, please feel free to contact my team and we can get you some answers.
Best of luck!
That does not indicate that the homeowner has any interest in selling at this time. As inventory is low, just analyzing those that are on the market is a much shorter list.
As for legal advice, that can be obtained on an as-needed basis from a number of attorneys in the area. Some people may also sign up for Legal Shield, a $15/mo service that gives you access to attorneys to answer your questions or write letters here and there. If you have a larger issue to pursue, they offer discounted rates to hire an attorney that specializes in the area you need. I equate it to having an HMO for health. Contact me if you want the name and number for someone who offers that service.
Realtors are not authorized to give legal advice. HOWEVER, often realtors are good at giving you the questions that you might want to consider asking an attorney. They are affected by legal issues in much of their business and can describe what others have experienced. That insight is valuable in considering your options when dealing with a legal issue.