If I was relocated by my job out of state, does that qualify as a hard ship for a short sale? What if I bought another home in the new state?

Asked by Jwill, 94591 Sun Apr 10, 2011

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Kamal Randha…, Agent, El Sobrante, CA
Wed Apr 13, 2011
Hello Jwill,

You may qualify for a short sale but buying another home while you are short selling your home may not be a good idea.

One other thing comes to mind is that it takes about 2 years for you to qualify to purchase a new home after a short sale so this may be a somewhat of a sticky situation..

I would be happy to discuss your options with you at your convenience. Please feel free to call or email me if you need further assistance.
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Pat & Steve…, Agent, Westlake, OH
Mon Apr 11, 2011
I suggest that you rent in your new area while you are attempting to sell your current home as a short sale. If you can afford to buy a home in the new area while you are trying to do a short sale of your current home, you lower your chances for convincing your current lender that you have a hardship.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Mon Apr 11, 2011

Hardship status is generally associated with a loss of earning power. This can occur through a variety of events that may include a deminished capacity through health issues, loss of employment, additional debt, etc.

Many people in your situation seek the support of both a good real estate professional and an attorney that specializes in short sale transactions.

Good luck,

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Eli Givoni-S…, , Boca Raton, FL
Mon Apr 11, 2011
Yes, you can relocate and buy another house. That would make you a strong candidate for a short sale. We are a professional short sale service and would be happy to explain the process to you. Please call us directly to discuss your specific situation. Our services are FREE to homeowners. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Paul Winders, Agent, Vallejo, CA
Sun Apr 10, 2011
The banks have different standards of hardships and they vary greatly. If you had no equity in your CA home your and had moved and could not make the payment, they would probably be pleased that you found them a short sale buyer and they did not have to foreclose. Things vary greatly and banks have different standards. There is no way I could predict their behavior , but with more information I could give you a better ideas of what to expect.
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Laura Coffey, Agent, Santa Clarita, CA
Sun Apr 10, 2011
I had a seller who bought a home in New Jersey due to job relocation. I was able to successfully close his home as a short sale here in California. Choose an experienced agent, it makes a difference.
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