Short Sales Explained Experienced agent Harley Wilcox in Driggs Victor and Tetonia

    Understanding your options now could mean all the difference in the world, that’s why it is important to have an experienced agent, Harley Wilcox,  in Driggs, Victor and Tetonia to help.

    A short sale can be an excellent solution for homeowners who need to sell, and who owe more on their homes than they are worth. In the past, it was rare for a bank or lender to accept a short sale. Today, however, due to overwhelming market changes, banks and lenders have become much more negotiable when it comes to these transactions.

    But to be technical, here’s a more official definition:

    • A homeowner is ‘short’ when the amount owed on his/her property is higher than current market value.
    • A short sale occurs when a negotiation is entered into with the homeowner’s mortgage company (or companies) to accept less than the full balance of the loan at closing. A buyer closes on the property, and the property is then ‘sold short’ of the total value of the mortgage.

    For homeowners to qualify for a short sale, they must fall into any or all of the following circumstances:

    • Financial Hardship – There is a situation causing you to have trouble affording your mortgage.
    • Monthly Income Shortfall – In other words: “You have more month than money.” A lender will want to see that you cannot afford, or soon will not be able to afford your mortgage.
    • Insolvency – The lender will want to see that you do not have significant liquid assets that would allow you to pay down your mortgage.
    This seems simple enough, but it is a complicated process that takes the expertise of experienced real estate agents. Harley Wilcox of West Group Real Estate has successfully executed many short sale transactions in Teton Valley, Idaho and has taken time to educate himself so that he can help homeowners move forward in a way that is best for them.
     
    Please call us today for a free confidential evaluation of your individual situation, property value, and possible options.
     
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    It is strongly recommended that you seek appropriate professional counsel regarding your rights as a homeowner. The above brokerage 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.