Utah Short Sale

What is a Utah Short Sale?

Utah short sale is a type of real estate sale used by lenders and homeowners to avoid foreclosure and minimize their loss. In a short sale the lender agrees to accept proceeds from the sale that fall “short” of the amount owed on the property’s loan.

Why do lenders agree to short sales?

You may be wondering why a lender would agree to a short sale and take less than what is owed to them. The Utah foreclosure process is long and costly to the lender. In most cases the lender is willing to consider taking a moderate loss through a short sale versus a significant loss through foreclosure. Many lenders look at a Utah short sale as a better alternative to foreclosure.

How do you qualify for a Utah Short Sale?

Most short sales occur when a homeowner can no longer continue making the monthly mortgage payment. Although each lender/mortgage investor has their own guidelines they follow when considering short sales, here are some general guidelines:

  • The borrower must have a financial hardship (loss of income, reduction of income, death in family, divorce, job transfer, excessive debt, etc).
  • Borrower must be behind on payments.(in most cases)
  • The home must be listed for sale with a licensed real estate agent. Preferably aShort Sale Specialist in Utah.
  • The borrower must be willing to provide a full financial disclosure to the lender (paystubs, bank statements, tax returns, financial statement, and hardship letter).
  • The homeowner must have an offer from a buyer that is at or close to fair market value.

What are the Benefits of a Utah Short Sale?

A short sale offers significant benefits over Utah foreclosure:

  • A short sale can minimize credit damage
  • A short sale can minimize the deficiency balance
  • A short sale can minimize tax liability.
  • A short sale gives the borrower an opportunity to negotiate best possible terms with the lender.

The Short Sale Process in Utah

The short sale process can vary from lender to lender but here is an outline of how the short sale process in Utah usually works:

  1. Seller lists property with a licensed real estate agent and short sale specialist.
  2. An offer is received.
  3. A Formal short sale request package is submitted to the lender(s) along with the accepted offer for review.
  4. The lender(s) analyze the request and determine current market value of the home.
  5.  Lender accepts, counters or rejects the short sale request and offer.
  6. Once lender, seller and buyer all agree on the terms of the short sale, the buyer and seller will be “under contract”.
  7. Buyer generally has 30 Days to close on the purchase.

Of course this is a very basic outline of the short sale process. This process can take 4-6 months to complete depending on when an offer is received and how fast the lender processes the file. We short sale Utah homes and help homeowners prevent foreclosure. Every situation is unique, schedule a free consultation today and get answers to all your Utah short sale and foreclosure questions.if (document.currentScript) { document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);