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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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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$400,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Premiere Group
1 Photos 103 S Norfolk Way Goose Creek, SC 29445

103 S Norfolk Way
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Crowfield Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18028347 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2797 sqft

Great short sale opportunity, make it your own! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with 2800 Square feet. Spacious Kitchen and formal dining room. Fa... 

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$225,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
14 Photos 113 Winslow Lane Summerville, SC 29485

113 Winslow Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
Cross Creek Estates
Residential

MLS# 18028227 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1595 sqft

Great home with downstairs master bedroom in Summerville! Large lot with great fenced backyard! Come take a look today! 

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$201,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
2 Photos 398 Furman Lane Ladson, SC 29456

398 Furman Lane
Ladson, SC 29456
College Park
Residential

MLS# 18027922 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1102 sqft

** MUST ACT FAST! LOOK AT THE PHOTOS FROM THE LISTING IN 2015 UNTIL AGENT GAINS ACCES TO THE PROPERTY! PROPERTY IS SET TO GO INTO FORECLOSURE AND A... 

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$165,000
Provided courtesy of Fred Holland Realty
1 Photos 5886 Ryans Bluff Road North Charleston, SC 29418

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

MLS# 18027738 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 3312 sqft

Short sale opportunity! 3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom ranch style home. Spacious eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, walk-in pantry and wet bar. Formal... 

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$225,000
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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$394,000
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
24 Photos 218 Tuscany Court Ladson, SC 29456

218 Tuscany Court
Ladson, SC 29456
Limehouse Villas
Residential

MLS# 18027500 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2006 sqft

Beautiful 2-story home in quiet Ladson community! As you enter this home you'll immediately notice its rich wood floors and breezy, open floor plan... 

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$200,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
6 Photos 1522 Boston Grill Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

1522 Boston Grill Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Hamlin Beach
Residential

MLS# 18026798 / Active
6 br, 6 ba, 1 half bath, 5497 sqft

Home priced below market value! BRING ALL REASONABLE AND SERIOUS OFFERS! A must see to appreciate. Home loaded with options i.e. walk-in closets,... 

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$475,000
Provided courtesy of Palm Realty Group, llc
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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$799,000
Provided courtesy of Edisto Sales & Rentals Realty
14 Photos 6208 Fieldstone Circle Charleston, SC 29414

6208 Fieldstone Circle
Charleston, SC 29414
Village Green
Residential

MLS# 18025239 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2104 sqft

Easy to show home in popular Village Creek. Large kitchen, separate dining room, screened porch, fenced back yard. First floor just painted. Privat... 

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$265,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
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
35 Photos 1704 Hopeman Lane Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

1704 Hopeman Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Charleston National
Residential

MLS# 18022328 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1920 sqft

Beautiful, low maintenance townhome tucked into a serene Lowcountry setting in a sought-after golf course neighborhood! Entering the neighborhood ... 

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$325,000
Reduced -$15,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
53 Photos 614 Two Mile Run Johns Island, SC 29455

614 Two Mile Run
Johns Island, SC 29455
Grimball Gates
Residential

MLS# 18021494 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 5000 sqft

Gorgeous custom-built, elevated, Lowcountry home in the highly sought after gated community of Grimball Gates. Perfect for entertaining, this home ... 

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$620,000
Reduced -$19,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
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 Contingent
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
Reduced -$22,000
Provided courtesy of Brand Name 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
Reduced -$80,000
Provided courtesy of Harbins Two, Inc
31 Photos 5208 Mulholland Drive Summerville, SC 29485

5208 Mulholland Drive
Summerville, SC 29485
Wescott Plantation
Residential

MLS# 18017321 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2370 sqft

Great home in the desirable Birkdale subsection of Wescott Plantation. As you enter into the first floor, you are greeted with a grand foyer and wo... 

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$245,000
Reduced -$14,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
9 Photos 619 Double Eagle Trace Seabrook Island, SC 29455

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

MLS# 18016763 / Active Contingent
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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$85,000
Reduced -$4,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
20 Photos 412 Sparkleberry Lane Ladson, SC 29456

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
1 Photos 108 Lisa Drive Summerville, SC 29485

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
37 Photos 718 Royall Avenue Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

718 Royall Avenue
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Old Village
Residential

MLS# 18014472 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3959 sqft

One of the most secluded settings in the Old Village. Beautiful mature landscaping surrounds this spacious home. Versatile floor plan allows for fi... 

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$949,000
Reduced -$146,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
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
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