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Are you thinking you might want to purchase a short sale? What is a short sale?

A short sale is a real estate sales transaction in which the seller's mortgage lender agrees to accept a payoff of less than the balance due on the loan. If you are thinking of purchasing a short sale you will find this article interesting:

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How to Buy a Home For Sale that is a Short Sale

Anacortes Island Short Sale Homes Short sales on property sales in which the liens on the property are greater than what the property is worth. The proceeds are SHORT of covering the debt, hence the term short sales.

 

Buying a short sale is usually a long and complicated process, but it can be done. It involves many more steps than purchasing a home directly from a home owner. Each lien holder has a slightly different protocol, but the process involves a significant time commitment from the buyer, seller, and the real estate agents involved.

If your home search includes a short sale, it is important that you understand the process and that it can take months to get a short sale approved. If you need to move right away, a short sale may not be the best option for you. If you do not have any time pressures, then you might want to include short sales in your home search. It is extremely important that you will want to make sure that you are working with a real estate agent and a real estate firm that has broad knowledge and experience in short sales. Please allow Jean Groesbeck at Coldwell Banker Bain to provide you with excellent service as you shop for your new home in Oak Harbor, Anacortes, La Conner, or throughout Skagit County.

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Primary Listing Image for MLS#: 684087
  • 3320 Oakes View Lane Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Status:Active
  • Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • SQFT: 3,379
  • Year Built:2004
  • View:Yes

John L. Scott Anacortes
Listing Courtesy: NWMLS
Primary Listing Image for MLS#: 620054
  • 1301 37th St Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Status:Pending-Short Sale
  • Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.25
  • SQFT: 1,720
  • Year Built:2004
  • View:Yes

American Dream R. E. Services
Listing Courtesy: NWMLS
Primary Listing Image for MLS#: 581977
  • 15035 Lincoln St Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Status:Pending BU Requested
  • Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • SQFT: 1,785
  • Year Built:1930
  • View:Yes

RE/MAX Eastside Brokers, Inc.
Listing Courtesy: NWMLS