If you are considering a short sale, the effect of such an occurrence may not be the most pressing issue. It could be that unemployment, curtailment of income and other market forces have already wreaked havoc on your credit score.
Nonetheless, or if you are considering a short sale for more strategic reasons, it is important to understand that a short sale will affect your credit worthiness.
It is not uncommon for homeowners and real estate professionals to consider a short sale impossible if there is more than one mortgage involved or junior liens (i.e., liens or judgments that affect the title to the property). This is not surprising for a number of reasons but is nonetheless a misconception.
As you may imagine, there are plenty of homeowners who have more than one mortgage on their properties. Perhaps they took out an equity line to pay for a child’s college or bought a property with 80/20 financing.
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