Your mortgage lender will be considering a number of factors in deciding whether to approve a short sale. A review of your circumstance, whether you deserve a break due to financial hardship caused by uncontrollable circumstances such as death, divorce, layoffs or illness. They will also take a hard look at whether it would be cheaper (or more profitable to them) to simply proceed with the foreclosure process on the house, make any necessary repairs and sell it through an agent. How many other real estate owned (REO) properties they have in their portfolio would affect their decisions as well.


The Process
 when a borrower falls behind on their payments the loan is usually sent to the lender’s loan loss mitigation department. Most lenders also consider short loan payoff sale requests in their loss mitigation departments. 

Your chances of success with your lender improve if your communications with them is organized and complete. Your contact with your mortgage lender’s loss mitigation department should be professional. You’ll want to send them the appropriate documentation and provide them with any additional information that they may require.

Keep in mind that lenders will approve a short sale as a last resort to avoid foreclosure.

If a home was purchased at the height of the market and has depreciated considerably, the home may be “upside down”, or is worth less than is owed. The lender may consider a short sale. 

The same is true for a property was recently refinanced at 100% or on an option arm leaving the property without equity. 

Keep in mind that lender is not in a position to manage property they are in the lending business. A home, while it’s sitting vacant waiting for sale, is accruing costly insurance premiums, taxes, repairs and bringing in nothing. The lender is losing even more because the lost interest they could be receiving on their asset. They have their money invested, but are making nothing from the investment until the property sells.

If a short sale can be accomplished, their money is returned and they are no longer losing money on the investment. In a short sale the bank may even be willing to finance a new owner, making it a win/win for all parties.


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619 Double Eagle Trace
Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Seabrook Island
Residential

MLS# 18016763 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 817 sqft

SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY! Enjoy the views of the golf course while sitting on the back deck of this 2-story townhome. 1 Bedroom/1.5 bathrooms with... 

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$115,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

412 Sparkleberry Lane
Ladson, SC 29456
Summerhaven
Residential

MLS# 18015792 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2173 sqft

Lots of potential with this 1 story home in Dorchester 2 School District with 4th bedroom over the garage. Fenced in yard, 2 car garage, fireplace,... 

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$189,900
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC

108 Lisa Drive
Summerville, SC 29485
Greenhurst
Residential

MLS# 18015461 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1025 sqft

Cute 1 story brick ranch on large lot with 1 car garage. This would be a great house for an investor! Lots of potential. 

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$80,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton

110 Conquerors Lane
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Highways 17-a / Old 52 / New 52
Residential

MLS# 18014515 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1432 sqft

Outstanding Opportunity to Own a SHORT SALE 4BR/2BA on .78 Acres in Moncks Corner with Easy Access to S Live Oak & Old Whitesville Road. Priced to ... 

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$110,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston

7210 Mossy Creek Lane
Hanahan, SC 29410
Tanner Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18014018 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 2 half bath, 2420 sqft

This is a special home with wonderful Charleston curb appeal. Three covered porches, 10 foot ceilings downstairs, 9 ft upstairs, open floor plan, b... 

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$399,900
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Preferred Group

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

4293 Club Course Drive
North Charleston, SC 29420
Coosaw Creek Country Club
Residential

MLS# 18013491 / Active Contingent
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3972 sqft

Home priced to sell. This is a Wonderful Opportunity, a Great Deal, Great Neighborhood and its ready for your family's touch. The home is priced ac... 

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$339,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

181 Blackwater Way
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Fairmont South
Residential

MLS# 18013031 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2891 sqft

Located in the heart of Moncks Corner, you will be close to schools, shopping, and restaurants! Walking in you are greeted by smooth ceilings, crow... 

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$255,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance

4437 Clovewood Street
Ladson, SC 29456
Woodside Manor
Residential

MLS# 18012640 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1480 sqft

Great opportunity for investor or owner with some vision. Home is HANDY MAN special, but with a little sweat equity, can easily be turned into a re... 

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$79,900
Provided courtesy of BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate

193 Golf View Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
Highlands Of Legend Oaks
Residential

MLS# 18012628 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1550 sqft

Make this beautiful, like new construction your home! Everything throughout the entire townhome is new; flooring, paint, fixtures, appliances, and ... 

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$165,000
Provided courtesy of CRP Real Estate LLC

2068 Ashburton Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Park West
Residential

MLS# 18012078 / Active
6 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4859 sqft

Gorgeous Waterfront property on Toomer Creek with beautiful views. Golf course across the creek enhances the view and privacy in this serene locati... 

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$1,150,000
Reduced -$100,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

6231 Rolling Fork Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
Woodhill Place
Residential

MLS# 18011968 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 922 sqft

Not far from Boeing, Navy Weapons Station, and Trident college. Screened in porch, fireplace, and high ceilings. Great opportunity. Needs carpet ... 

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$75,000
Provided courtesy of BIG Realty, LLC

206 Oxford Way
Summerville, SC 29486
Sangaree
Residential

MLS# 18010733 / Active Contingent
3 br, 2 ba, 1056 sqft

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located in Sangaree, close to I-26 and the new Nexton Square development, great location! The living areas have ... 

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$120,000
Provided courtesy of Palm Realty Group, llc

328 Whispering Breeze Lane
Summerville, SC 29483
Cane Bay Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18010261 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2744 sqft

Don't wait for new construction!!! Welcome Home!!! This beautiful four bedroom two and a half bath home sits on a corner lot with scenic views. Thi... 

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$309,900
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Cane Bay/ Nexton

287 Decatur Drive
Summerville, SC 29483
Cane Bay Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18009781 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2379 sqft

Appointments must be confirmed with co-list agent. This is a short sale with tenants in place until July 29 2018. 

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$229,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

406 Clarine Drive
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Boulder Bluff
Residential

MLS# 18009293 / Active Contingent
3 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1037 sqft

Back on market This is a short sale. Home needs extensive work. Lots of items in back yard that need to be removed. It has a 3br/1.5 bath. Bank app... 

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$80,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name Real Estate

7144 Sweet Grass Boulevard
Hanahan, SC 29410
Tanner Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18005062 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1577 sqft

Very nice 3 BR 2.5 bath home in the highly sought after Hanahan area. Larger open floorplan perfect for the growing family. Large MBR with separa... 

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$244,100
Reduced -$100
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group

2152 Summerwood Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Planters Pointe
Residential

MLS# 18004970 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2435 sqft

Fantastic value in one of Mt. Pleasant's most sought-after neighborhoods. This is an approved short sale. This 4-bedroom, 3 full bath home has 243... 

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$375,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

4210 Club Course Drive
North Charleston, SC 29420
Coosaw Creek Country Club
Residential

MLS# 18003617 / Active Contingent
4 br, 4 ba, 3761 sqft

Quality-built ONE-STORY home with large bonus room over the 3-CAR GARAGE! A fabulous lot on the pond and 7th fairway of the award-winning Coosaw Cr... 

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$515,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate

8732 E Fairway Woods Circle
North Charleston, SC 29420
Coosaw Creek Country Club
Residential

MLS# 18002627 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3294 sqft

4 bedroom & 3.5 Bedroom home w/Pool in gated Coosaw Creek Country Club. Great floor plan. Featuring Hardwood Floors thru out the downstairs and har... 

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$315,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

103 River Oak Court
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Durham Landing
Residential

MLS# 18001915 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2648 sqft

Approved Short Sale! Absolute Bargain! Unbelievable price! This beautiful custom brick home is priced low and firm for your pre-approved buyer who ... 

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$374,900
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
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