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Short Sales: Walk Away or Stay?

IL – Should you walk away or should you stay? Here is how to determine whether or not you should walk away from your home. Because of the decline in the nationwide housing market, I doubt that your home is worth what you paid for it.

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First, determine the current market value of your home. Talk to a realtor. They will give you a market analysis, based on what other homes similar to yours are selling for.

For example, we recently helped a home seller who had paid around $700,000 for his home. We thought the home was worth about $400,000. His mortgage payment was a little over $4500 a month.

When you add in the property taxes and insurance his total monthly payment was around $5,300 a month. Similar homes were renting for around $2,500 a month.

If you compared rental payments, he was way upside down on his home. We ran the numbers and saw that he was on track to repay $1,697,000 over the life of loan.

Next, let’s look at how much he would save by short selling and renting a similar house for two years. First, he would be saving $2500 a month by renting a similar home. In addition when he bought a similar home for $400,000 then he would repay around $934,000 over 30 years.

$1,697,000 minus $934,000 is $763,000. That means he would save $763,000 in mortgage payments over the next 30 years. What can you do with $763,000?

Would it make retirement easier? You probably could completely pay for 3-4 kid’s college tuition. Most people could put 6-7 kids thru college with that kind of money.

Or, he could retire a few years early. Enjoy a little bit more of the “Golden Years.”

It appears that he would be doing better for himself and his family by short selling the house. The bank was probably bailed out by the American Taxpayers. If he pays taxes, then he helped out with that bailout.

This is why I recommend that you look at all the numbers when you are trying to determine whether or not you should walk away. How much money will you be repaying over the life of the loan? Just Google “amortization calculator” and run the numbers.

Add up how much money you would be paying back with your current home and compare it to how much you would pay if you short sold, rented for two years, and bought another home after that.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at evelyn4homes@aol.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail. If you prefer, then you can call me at 630-896-9999.

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Thanks for reading this, Evelyn Santiago.

Evelyn is a Real Estate Broker at Dynamic Real Estate Network, Inc..

Phone: 630-896-9999. evelyn4homes@aol.com.

View My homes for sale at www.dynamicbroker.com.

Evelyn Santiago specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Oswego Illinois. Oswego Loan Modification Help, Oswego Short Sales. Oswego Short Sale Realtor. Naperville Loan Modification Help, Naperville Short Sales, Naperville Short Sale Realtor. Aurora Loan Modification Help, Aurora Short Sales, Aurora Short Sale Realtor. Short Sale Realtor. IL Short Sales. Realtor.

Copyright 2010 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. The views expressed here are Santiago’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Dynamic Real Estate Network, Inc.. This information on Short Sales: Walk Away or Stay? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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