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Home Selling in 89145 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 18, 2009
Benny Paul CRS®, CIPS, CSP®, ABR®, e-PRO®, AHWD, TRC answered:
Hi Ladybug,
Typically lien holder/current lender will not allow/approve to short sale to a family member. But it may depends on the lender/your situation. Is your property on the market?

If you need any help doing a short sale, please contact me .

I have the following Designations:
-- Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
-- Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
-- The e-PRO certification is NAR's online training program to certify real estate professionals as Internet Professionals(e-PRO)
-- Transnational Referral Certification (TRC)
-- At Home With Diversity (AHWD)


Benny Paul CIPS, ABR®, e-PRO®, AHWD, TRC
Realty One Group, Inc
Cell (702) 374-3210
Fax (702) 947-5755
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
John Goad answered:

If you wife is not on the loan, her credit should not be affected by a short sale or foreclosure whatsoever. Being on title and being on the loan are 2 separate entities entirely.

For example: many people mistakenly believe when they get a divorce that all they have to simply do is Quit Claim the property over to the person who will be keeping the house. But that does not change the fact that the former spouse is still on the loan (assuming of course that both spouses are on the mortgage loan). So for the purposes of our example lets say your former spouse is keeping the house after the divorce, but fails to make payments, the fact that you Quit Claimed off of the title does not release your obligation to pay the mortgage loan.

For your own credit and peace of mine, I would highly recommend that you have a very experienced short sale agent handling the sale of your property. Here are the 3 main benefits of a short sale vs. a foreclosure...
#1. Damage to your credit after a short sale will be less severe than the damage caused by foreclosure.
#2. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines state that you could potentially finance another house 2 years after a Short Sale, whereas if you have a foreclosure that time frame increases to 7 years.
#3 . I have been conducting short sales for nearly my entire 10 year real estate career, and have never had a bank come after one of my clients for the deficiency after a short sale, but I have seen many banks come after people for the deficiency after a foreclosure.

Good luck to you in your short sale, and if my team can be of any help please let me know.


John Goad, Jr.
of The Goad Team
Century 21 Infinity
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