Short sales allow a homeowner to close on the sale of property when it is worth less than the debts secured by it. Typically, the lender agrees to accept the net proceeds from a closing in exchange for releasing its lien. Lenders are not agreeing to a short sale to be generous, they are convinced that it will come out better than it would by foreclosing on the home and pursuing the borrower for its losses.

While the procedures for a short sale will vary from lender to lender, most lenders need to be convinced of the following:

The Sales Price Is Not Too Low 

The sales price of contract is equal to what they would be able to sell the property for after a foreclosure. While the lender may review the market analysis provided by the agent, they will often confirm the market analysis by contacting its own sources, such as an appraiser.

All Costs Associated With The Sale

The commission for the transaction is equal to the commission it would pay its agent for selling the home after foreclosure. The lender will need to know as precisely as possible the amount of proceeds it can expect to receive from the sale.

A Good Reason They Should Accept It

The lender will want an explanation of the circumstances, which caused short sale in the first place. These usually include death, medical problems, divorce, loss of a job, or a job displacement requiring a move.

A Financial Package On The Seller

The seller doesn't have the resources to make up the mortgage shortfall on their own. The lender will require a full assessment of the financial condition of the seller. Financial statements, income and expenses, tax returns and the seller's paycheck stubs should be provided. The seller's financial condition is a tricky proposition. While the lender will be reluctant to approve a compromise without reviewing strength of the seller, this information will help the lender in pursuing the seller for a post-foreclosure deficiency if the short sale does not take place.

So What Is The Risk?

A seller with few assets, little or no income, and a willingness to file bankruptcy has little to lose by providing this information. Those with other assets, a good job with garnishable wages, or a desire to avoid bankruptcy will put themselves at risk in the process. Those considering a short sale need expert legal advice regarding the wisdom of submitting financial information to the lender.

 

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23 Photos 2229 Asheford Drive Charleston, SC 29414

2229 Asheford Drive
Charleston, SC 29414
Asheford Place At Canterbury Woods
Residential

MLS# 19000986 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1282 Sqft

Located in Canterbury Woods, you will be close to schools, shopping, and restaurants! Walking in you are greeted by hardwood floors, vaulted ceilin... 

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$235,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
12 Photos 192 Darcy Avenue Goose Creek, SC 29445

192 Darcy Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Persimmon Hill Townhouses
Residential

MLS# 18033467 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1670 Sqft

Two story townhome with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths plus a loft. Priced to reflect need for carpet and paint. Sold as is but appears to be mostly cosmeti... 

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$140,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
38 Photos 2430 Lilytree Drive Charleston, SC 29414

2430 Lilytree Drive
Charleston, SC 29414
Magnolia Bluff
Residential

MLS# 18033037 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2072 Sqft

Located along the Ashley, in a stylishly unique riverfront community, you will discover a flawless one year old home in like new condition. One des... 

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$319,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate
12 Photos 1118 Ayers Plantation Way Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

1118 Ayers Plantation Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Dunes West
Residential

MLS# 18032231 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4108 Sqft

Located in desirable Dunes West, you will be close to schools, shopping, restaurants, and just a quick drive to Downtown Charleston and the gorgeou... 

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$675,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
27 Photos 225 Pointer Drive Summerville, SC 29485

225 Pointer Drive
Summerville, SC 29485
Quail Arbor
Residential

MLS# 18031683 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2147 Sqft

Optional HOA, great 3 bed 2 bath home on .41 of an acre near shopping, hospital and AFB. Prime opportunity to invest in your future home sweet home... 

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$180,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Realty ONE Group Coastal
1 Photos 710 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

710 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Residential

MLS# 18028655 / Active
4 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1800 Sqft

Prime Location! Dowtown Charleston minutes from MUSC, Roper,The Citadel, Hampton Park, shopping, and the beaches. Home needs some work but has a l... 

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$380,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group
23 Photos 5886 Ryans Bluff Road North Charleston, SC 29418

5886 Ryans Bluff Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
Covington Hills
Residential

MLS# 18027738 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 3312 Sqft

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1 story home. Spacious eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, walk-in pantry and wet bar. LARGE formal dining room and family... 

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$285,000
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Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
14 Photos 164 Palm Cove Way Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

164 Palm Cove Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Dunes West
Residential

MLS# 18027640 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2175 Sqft

This exquisitely upgraded townhome, located in the exclusive Dunes West gated community has MARSH VIEWS from nearly every window making it a privat... 

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$379,000
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Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
35 Photos 1013 Tyron Circle Charleston, SC 29414

1013 Tyron Circle
Charleston, SC 29414
Grand Oaks Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18025854 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3008 Sqft

When you walk in the front door you will immediately notice the 12 foot smooth ceilings throughout the main living areas. This four bedroom three a... 

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$365,000
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Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
56 Photos 7660 Blue House Lane Edisto Island, SC 29438

7660 Blue House Lane
Edisto Island, SC 29438
Blue House Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18025471 / Active
6 br, 3 ba, 2901 Sqft

The Islands at Blue House - exquisite, ever changing views of wildlife, the creek, marsh,& N. Edisto from your classic lowcountry home nestled in a... 

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$749,000
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Provided courtesy of Edisto Sales & Rentals Realty
19 Photos 1263 Wild Goose Trail Summerville, SC 29483

1263 Wild Goose Trail
Summerville, SC 29483
Drakesborough
Residential

MLS# 18024403 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2967 Sqft

Almost 3000 square feet in a beautiful, peaceful community! Spacious 5 bed, 3.5 bath home that borders a scenic pond site, with lots of parking and... 

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$213,000
Reduced -$2,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
1 Photos 112 Durham Drive Goose Creek, SC 29445

112 Durham Drive
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Crowfield Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18023620 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1812 Sqft

 

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$219,500
Provided courtesy of Harbins Two, Inc
34 Photos 1818 Hocklely Boulevard Charleston, SC 29414

1818 Hocklely Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29414
Carolina Bay
Residential

MLS# 18022315 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2019 Sqft

Great location for thisl 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home featuring hardwood floors, granite countertops, and is located on a corner lot with a large fe... 

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$300,000
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Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
15 Photos 1100 Legends Club Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

1100 Legends Club Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
The Legends At Mt Pleasant
Residential

MLS# 18020090 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 836 Sqft

This 1bd 1ba condo is located conveniently in the Legends at Mt. Pleasant. It is an exclusive, gated community close to Charleston National Golf Co... 

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$145,000
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Provided courtesy of Highgarden Real Estate
1 Photos 2465 The Haul Over Johns Island, SC 29455

2465 The Haul Over
Johns Island, SC 29455
Seabrook Island
Residential

MLS# 18018610 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2514 Sqft

Easy to show! Home needs updates, but in a great location in Seabrook Island. Back porch looks over an Egret estuary and has views of the golf cour... 

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$495,000
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Provided courtesy of Harbins Two, Inc
4 Photos 2945 Cathedral Lane Charleston, SC 29414

2945 Cathedral Lane
Charleston, SC 29414
Old Towne Villas
Residential

MLS# 18013825 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2089 Sqft

End unit Townhome located just off of the golf course. Home is conveniently located near hospitals, West Ashley High School, restaurants, grocery s... 

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$195,000
Provided courtesy of Harbins Two, Inc
39 Photos 328 Whispering Breeze Lane Summerville, SC 29486

328 Whispering Breeze Lane
Summerville, SC 29486
Cane Bay Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18010261 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2744 Sqft

Pre-Approved Short Sale Price...Don't wait for new construction!!! Welcome Home!!! This beautiful four bedroom two and a half bath home sits on a c... 

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$300,000
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Provided courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton
30 Photos 5804 Palmetto Drive Isle Of Palms, SC 29451

5804 Palmetto Drive
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Wild Dunes
Residential

MLS# 16012207 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1231 Sqft

PRE-APPROVED SHORT SALE! !!!FURNISHED END UNIT WITH GREAT RENTAL HISTORY. THERE IS A WRAP AROUND PRIVATE BALCONY THAT HAS VIEWS OF THE POND AND CO... 

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$562,000
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Provided courtesy of Carroll Realty
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