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R. Davis, Both Buyer and Seller in Miami Beach, FL

Is it legal to have my condo on the MLS while the hoa fees and mortgage payments are 2 month late?

Asked by R. Davis, Miami Beach, FL Tue Apr 14, 2009

(i got laid off and have no income-cannot get a tenant cause the rent won''t cover the condo expenses at all-
i also got denied when i tried modification because of lack of employment).
I am listing it as a regular sale but very cheap similar to shortsales in the building. I am trying to sell it asap
to get rid of it to avoid further steps. My price is rock bottom low because in 2005 i put 40% down and i am
loosing that.

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Wow! It pains me to hear these stories. Good folk facing tough choices.

You can get a tenant even if the rental income does not cover the payments. However, you may need to cover the shortfall out of your pocket. The question is, if you are living elsewhere, can you afford this? If you are living in the unit...why move and rent out the unit?

You may have been denied a modification for a number of reasons, two of which may be that you do not have income and/or you do not live in the property (meaning, this is not your primary residence).

If this is the case, your next step may be to attempt a short sale (selling for less than what you owe and getting your lender to accept the short payoff).

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 9, 2010
Dear Semia,

Sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, in Florida, listing your condo with a Realtor and placing it on the MLS for sale is legal even though you are behind on your mortgage payments and maint. fees. That is what most people who have listed their property as Short Sale are facing.

Best of luck with your listing.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 16, 2009
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