I get a ton of questions from the blog from investors that have a lead that looks something like this:
Seller owes $230K, and the property is only worth around what’s owed or less. The property is facing foreclosure. Homeowner just wants out from under the debt. And the investor wants to know how to make a deal out of it.
Enter the Short Sale
First off, let me explain what a short sale is. A short sale is when a bank accepts less than what’s owed as payment in full. You may be asking, “Why would a bank accept an offer like that?”
For a bunch of reasons! Banks are in the business of lending money and collecting their interest payments. They are not in the house collecting business. Banks do not want to foreclosure on properties and add them to their inventory. For every house a bank takes back, it limits the amount of the money the bank can lend back out. Which is where the bank makes its money!