Short Sales in Miami Beach and Oceanfront Short Sales Steals

Short Sales in Miami Beach

Short Sales in Miami Beach and Oceanfront Short Sales Steals in Sunny Isles Beach are easily found today. This type of distressed property is noted below with details on the short sale specifics.

Do you have any short sales?

The question arises more frequently each month as the consumer reads a little and knows a lot.

What is a short sale?

A short sale is when the lender will accept less than the full amount owed (selling short) on a mortgage when the property is sold. The lender may accept the short sale to avoid the time and expense of a foreclosure. It also can be in the best interest of the borrower. Not great for the borrower’s credit but neither is a foreclosure. They will not have to endure the time and stress of a foreclosure, and their credit may not be as damaged as it would be with a foreclosure. It is quicker, easier, and doesn’t open up the borrower to the embarrassment of a foreclosure. The last thing the lender wants is to foreclose, so if you’re an owner in a financial crisis, contact your lender and ask for the short sale department.

How to complete a short sale?

Explain your situation and ask for their assistance. Get ready for a lot of requested documents such as W2s, paycheck stubs to verify income, bank statements to verify assets, a hardship letter describing why you are in this distressed financial position and asking for their acceptance of a short sale, Fair market value (CMA) of property, estimated proceeds net sheet from the sale (see net shortage to reflect a short sale amount) and finally the listing and purchase agreement (when available).

When the lender reviews all of your info, it’s their discretion whether or not to approve the short sale. If they don’t approve the short sale, they will proceed with the foreclosure. If they agree to the short sale, you will close on the sale of your property, and the lender will take their loss.

Am I then off the hook?

Not really. The lender may easily try to collect their shortage. As a condition of the short sale, the bank may require a letter stating the buyer must repay the shortage. This lender may also file a collection or judgment for the amount of shortage. You may also be liable to the IRS for income taxes on the loss.

Seek your accountant and attorney for specifics.

Do you have any short-sale deals in Miami Beach?

The short sales are, in fact, more common than in 2006, but in Miami Beach, Sunny Isles real estate, and South Beach, we find they are few and far between and not that great of a “deal,” as many would imagine. The Miami Beach and Sunny Isles deals are found with bank-owned (REOs) and motivated sellers with ample equity.

With banks on the verge of a new paradigm shift, I believe they will soon be more open to a major shortage, but at this point, the banks are not always letting it go for a “good deal or a great steal.” If you’ve negotiated the best deal you thought possible on a short sale and think you’re getting the steal, watch out for your valuable time being lost as the weeks go by waiting for an answer. Banks take time to approve them, and you may just get a NO when you could have bought other deals that passed you by. Contact me for more information if you think you need to get your home sold quickly through a short sale.

Miami Beach Sunny Isles waterfront short sales and deals are found here today. Contact me at #1.888.38.DREAM for info.

About Ashton Coleman

Ashton is a tech & social media savvy professional who understands the industry providing white-glove service with a wealth of experience, an impeccable reputation, and a keen ability to efficiently handle all facets of real estate. Ashton’s territory has grown significantly since 2002, marketing & selling extraordinary South Florida coastal real estate from Miami Beach to Lighthouse Point. A Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist (Million Dollar Guild), with a multitude of other residential certifications, Ashton provides both exceptional service and unique selling techniques. His success is attributed to an unparalleled work ethic with years of experience including top-tier professional services where the ‘art of the deal’ is mastered in contract negotiations, deal-making intricacies and the end, results-driven real estate.

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