Are you a Massachusetts homeowner that has missed mortgage payments, know your going to miss mortgage payments or have received a foreclosure notice? Learn about Massachusetts Short Sales. It is important to remember you have options to foreclosure and understanding the Massachusetts short sales process. In just about all pre-foreclosure situations you are better off trying avoid foreclosure with one of the five options than allow the bank to take your home in foreclosure.
Kevin Vitali has experience with Massachusetts Short Sales and a short sale team that has effectively closed numerous short sales over the past several years. As well as providing short sale services in Massachusetts, Kevin will explain all your options that are available to you and help you decide which options are best for you.
What is a short sale? In a nutshell, a short sale is a real estate transaction where a home is sold for less money then what is owed to various lien holders. In a short sale transaction, permission must be obtained from all lien holders to sell the home.
Why would a bank want to do a short sale? A bank or lien holder would find a short sale attractive, as it will save the bank thousands of dollars over a foreclosure. Ina foreclosure the bank will incur legal fees, carrying costs of owning the home after the foreclosure and possibly costly repairs. In a short sale the owner will live and maintain the home until closing. Most banks do not want to be in the business of owning real estate.
Why would a short sale be beneficial to me? Think of a foreclosure as an adverse taking of the home where a short sale is viewed as cooperation. In a short sale, you have some control over the outcome. A short sale is negotiated and many times we negotiate the debt as being settled with no further recourse from the bank. In a foreclosure you will automatically have a deficiency hanging over your head. Secondly, a short sale has far less impact on your credit than a foreclosure. The impact to your score will vary depending on how the bank reports it to the credit agencies. Regardless of the impact to your credit score the reporting of a foreclosure will make securing future credit more difficult.
What does a short sale cost? Basically the short sale should cost you nothing! My short sale team and most closing costs are first contingent on success and the fees are paid for by the bank.
What is needed to do a short sale? The banks are usually looking for an offer that can be closed on, a financial package including a financial statement, bank documents, tax returns and supporting documents and a hardship letter describing your financial hardship.
How long do Massachusetts Short Sales take? It is hard to predict how long a short sale will take as their are many variables. My average short sale takes takes 7-8 months to complete from the start of marketing the property to closing. Some go quicker and some can take much longer.
The Benefits of Massachusetts Short Sales
A short sale in generally your last option before foreclosure. A Massachusetts short sale can:
- Help minimize your credit impact. While in some cases the impact on your credit score is quite low, in other cases it can be as much as a foreclosure. There are many variables. Most importantly you will avoid the dreaded foreclosure mark on your creidit.
- Avoid the embarrassment of foreclosure.
- Put an end to a trying time and allow you to move forward.
- Potentially avoid a deficiency balance, or worse yet, a deficiency judgement!
- Control. A short sale provides you control over the outcome that you do not have in a foreclosure.
If you have any questions regarding Massachusetts short sales or options to foreclosure, call Kevin Vitali at 978-360-0422 or fill out the form below.
Just some of the successful Massachusetts short sales my team has completed. Hire a short sale Realtor with experience. Whether you own a condo, single family home or a multi family, I can help with a short sale.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One provides Massachusetts Short Sale Services and is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan. If you stop paying your mortgage, you could lose your home and damage your credit.No tags for this post.