I do not want to forclose. I have job offers elswhere but can't pursue them until I sell the house. Options?

Asked by Jim Wiseman, 33952 Mon Jan 26, 2009

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Shannon Moore…, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Tue Jan 27, 2009
Good Morning, Jim!
I would really need more information about your specific situation to give good advice or present some other options to you. If you have already stopped making payments on your home, foreclosure is imminent. I would recommend doing whatever it takes to get into a new job and try to pay the bank back ALL the money owed before they foreclose. A short sale is an option; but it's tough to get the bank to agree to a fair price sometimes. You should speak with your lender specifically about options involving your payments and/or short sale.

It's important to note that it's always an option to try to rent your home out for the most that you can, use that money to make your payments and try to make other living arrangements with a room mate, family member or dorm-style housing in the area where your new job is. I know that this is a tough option, but I know someone who has done this very thing to "ride out" this economy. So far, it's worked for him pretty well. He's renting his home out for $1200 a month and sending that straight to the bank. He took a new job about 2 hours from there and is renting a room from an older couple for $250 per month while working close by. He has said that he will do whatever is needed to keep from foreclosing...empty his savings, live anywhere, take a job anywhere...and he has had to do all of the above to keep his head above water.

Obviously this option may not be an option at all if you have a large family. My number 1 recommendation, regardless of the details of your situation, is to find an absolute top-notch Realtor who is experienced with short sale and foreclosure situations. Let us know if we can help you find one!

Good luck!
Shannon Moore
(941) 276-8142
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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Mon Jan 26, 2009
Let's look at this as a business decision.
You are weighing the cost of moving for a new job.
Does that mean that you are not working now? Or that you simply have better opportunities.

With every job move are pros and cons to taking a new job that requires relocation. In your case I cannot tell from your post if you are saying:
I have only one choice - move or foreclosure. Does that mean that you are unemployed?

I think you have two options. Either provide us with more detailed information about your situation, or (this would be my advice) talk with a Realtor that is knowledgeable about the market trends and discuss your options and their consequences.

It might be that if you are unemployed, and the ONLY option for a lender would be a short sale, that you need to sell. That being said, you need the right REaltor. Let me know if I can refer you to someone that can help.

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., , Port Charlotte, FL
Mon Jan 26, 2009
Would be also option,
1. owner Financing..
2. You can also rented out....
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Mott Marvin…, Agent, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Mon Jan 26, 2009

There are several options;

• Short Sale
• Loan Modification
• Lease
• Lease/Purchase

The choices are not great, but you can avoid foreclosre.
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Lesley Denney, Agent, Millington, TN
Mon Jan 26, 2009
Good Afternoon,

What about renting the property, you can always contact a Property Management Company in your area.
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Edith Karoli…, Agent, Winnetka, IL
Mon Jan 26, 2009
meet with a good area Realtor and discuss your options in detail..... Your lender may also have to be contacted to see how and what they are willing to do to assist you. But first discuss it all with a trusted area Realtor who has been in the business a while....

Will the company you are having your job offer from assist with the relocation?
Good Luck to you
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Capt Bob Dav…, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Mon Jan 26, 2009
You do have options. Call me and I can explain the options that may be available.
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Maria Cipoll…, Agent, Coral Springs, FL
Sun Sep 2, 2012
Hi Jim,

Try to contact a realtor in your area. You have diferent options. One, you can rent your house and
make payments to your bank. Two, you can do a short sale. Foreclosure, should be the last resort.


Maria Cipollone
Century 21
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