Short Sales & Foreclosures
Southeast Michigan Short Sales and Foreclosure Properties

Should You Walk Away from Your Home or Do a Short Sale?

What is a Short Sale

"Short sale" is a term used to describe the sale of a home for less than the seller owes to his or her mortgage lender. The reasons for a Michigan short sale are varied:

  1. The mortgage melt-down caused home prices to fall below the properties' current market values.
  2. “Exotic” and “alternative” mortgage loans put borrowers into 100% plus financing situations where only the interest was being paid.
  3. Borrowers with subprime mortgages paid high interest rates due to low credit ratings.
  4. Second mortgages and home equity lines of credit caused homeowners to owe more than their home was worth.
  5. Personal hardships such as job loss, illness, reduced work hours, etc.

Short sales are, by far, preferable to foreclosures and a short sale should be considered if a borrower is having difficulty making his or her mortgage payments.


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As a REALTOR® and licensed real estate lawyer since 1986, Lee Morof is uniquely qualified to help you through the entire process of a short sale on your home. Hire Lee and you'll get “two for one” – both real estate expertise and legal knowledge.

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If you are thinking about just "walking away" from your home, don’t! Try a short sale first. Anyone who tells you to do otherwise is simply giving you horrible advice the consequences of which will follow you for the rest of your life! To get help with a short sale on your home, call me directly at 248-514-2640 or contact me today.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: RE/MAX Showcase Homes and Lee Morof are not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan. If you stop paying your mortgage, you could lose your home and damage your credit rating.