Short Sales

Are short sales short? Negotiating a short sale between the seller and their lender takes skill, patience, and expertise. Everyone involved in the transaction needs to know what to expect. 1. The seller's credit rating will be negatively affected after doing a short sale, but not as much as with a foreclosure. We have heard estimates of a drop of 80-100 points off one’s FICO score. That kind of drop is far less damaging than how a foreclosure can affect your credit score. 2. The seller will receive a 1099 for forgiven debt and will owe taxes on the amount on their primary home, up to a … [Read more...]