- MLS® #: VAFX100724
- 9701 Arnon Chapel Rd
- ARNON LAKE
- GREAT FALLS, VA 22066
- 5 Bed, 4½ Bath, 5121 SqFt, 2 Acres
Northern Virginia Short Sales
Short Sales in Northern Virginia
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- MLS® #: VALO268154
- 40278 Warren Glen Ln
- LEESBURG, VA 20175
- 7 Bed, 7½ Bath, 9180 SqFt, 1.18 Acres
- MLS® #: VAFX175308
- 13321 Balmoral Heights Pl
- BALMORAL GREENS
- CLIFTON, VA 20124
- 4 Bed, 4½ Bath, 5388 SqFt, 2 Acres
- MLS® #: 1004116087
- 100 Falling Creek Dr
- MEADOWBROOK ESTATES
- STAFFORD, VA 22554
- 7 Bed, 6½ Bath, 6392 SqFt, 3.02 Acres
- MLS® #: 1009953802
- 19323 Youngs Cliff Rd
- BROAD RUN FARMS
- STERLING, VA 20165
- 4 Bed, 3½ Bath, 2850 SqFt, 1.33 Acres
- MLS® #: VALO101306
- 23080 Rushmore Ct
- ASHBURN, VA 20148
- 5 Bed, 5½ Bath, 5348 SqFt, 0.25 Acres
- MLS® #: 1009918816
- 41386 Raspberry Dr
- RASPBERRY FALLS
- LEESBURG, VA 20176
- 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 8413 SqFt, 0.95 Acres
- MLS® #: 1000142491
- 2036 Spotswood Dr
- GOVERNOR SPOTSWOOD EST
- LOCUST GROVE, VA 22508
- 4 Bed, 4½ Bath, 7020 SqFt, 10 Acres
- MLS® #: VAST100572
- 130 Affirmed Dr
- CHRISTY ESTATES
- STAFFORD, VA 22556
- 4 Bed, 5 Bath, 5948 SqFt, 3.33 Acres
- MLS® #: 1000213476
- 301 Surveyors Ct Sw
- WINDOVER HEIGHTS
- VIENNA, VA 22180
- 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1650 SqFt, 0.29 Acres
- MLS® #: VALO100834
- 36811 Snickersville Tpke
- WALKER FAMILY DIVISION
- PURCELLVILLE, VA 20132
- 4 Bed, 4½ Bath, 4653 SqFt, 4.76 Acres
- MLS® #: 1002768134
- 38638 Old Wheatland Rd
- MORRIS DIVISION
- WATERFORD, VA 20197
- 4 Bed, 3½ Bath, 4568 SqFt, 8.81 Acres
When homeowners are struggling and know that they'll soon face foreclosure, they may try what's known as a short sale. A short sale occurs when a home is sold for less than the amount still owed on the mortgage.
Short sales can be quite beneficial to all parties because banks don't want foreclosed properties on their books, homeowners don't want the black mark of foreclosure on their credit score, and buyers are always looking for a deal. If a bank approves the short sale, the owners may be able to have all their real estate debt wiped out, giving them a fresh start. Lenders are able to offload property without the hassle and expense of going through the foreclosure process, and because the homeowners are actively trying to sell the house, they're far more likely to take care of the home properly, which is great news for the buyers.
The problem with short sales is that they are time consuming and require cooperation from the banks. The process can take months, and in the end, the lender may reject the offer completely. Banks want to recoup as much of their money as possible, so if they believe they can get more for the house through foreclosure, they will reject the short sale proposal. For buyers, this means that there's a lengthy waiting period and no guarantee that the deal will be approved. If the buyer is able to wait however, a short sale could be their best option for getting an excellent deal on a house.
For sellers considering a short sale, it's imperative that you contact a REALTOR® who is well-versed in Northern Virginia short sales. She can guide you through the maze of steps and paperwork, and get you one step closer to a successful sale.
If you're in the market to buy a bank owned home or short sale, see our Northern Virginia foreclosure listings.
Short Sale Information for Sellers: Documents Required
There are several components needed for your short sale application. As soon as you have an experienced agent on your team, compose a Letter of Authorization to give to the bank. This document will give your lender and agent permission to discuss details of your financial situation. You will also need to complete a Comparative Market Analysis early on. This will help you correctly price your house, in addition to showing the bank how much your property can reasonably fetch on the open market.
You will need to provide your lender with tax returns for the last two years, your last two bank statements and pay stubs, as well as a detailed financial statement. Also needed in your application is the purchase agreement you have with the buyer.
Aside from the hard numbers, you will also need to give your bank what's known as a hardship letter. This is where you detail your financial situation, and explain why you're no longer able to make your mortgage payments. This letter is your opportunity to explain your situation and convey the seriousness of it. Be forthcoming, and don't worry about modesty—if a short sale is your only hope, get that message across in your letter.
If you'd like to sell your home via a short sale, contact Northern Virginia REALTOR®, Carolyn Capalbo for expert advice. You can also get a free Market Snapshot of your home at HomeValuesNorthernVA.com
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Listing information last updated on February 19th, 2019 at 5:30am EST.