Will it have more of an impact on my credit report if I stop making my mortgage payments and become 90 days or more delinquent during a short sale process? Or will it be the same because the bank will still report it as a settled debt in the end?
How long is a short sale on your credit report? We did a short sale in December 2010, and it is still on our credit report.
How will it affect my credit score if I short sell my house without missing any mortgage payments versus missing payments prior to the sale?
With the declining value of property, sellers are caught in the position of having to short sale on properties for which the sellers are not delinquent. How does a short sale in which a person has never been delinquent report?
If I’m planning to do a short sale but have not yet gone behind on monthly payments, is there any advantage to not going behind on payments? In other words, does your credit get damaged exponentially in that scenario? If it doesn’t really matter, then wouldn’t it be wiser to just stop payments now and save the money?
I had excellent credit before we were advised by our lawyer to not pay our mortgage so we could qualify for short sale of our home. One year later, our home is now sold. How can we go about fixing our credit now? All of our other credit history is excellent.
I am going through a short sale on my home and the lender is saying that if I take out a promissory note to make up for some of their loss that they will report my short sale as “paid in full -not full amount” Is that better than just a short sale, or because of the “not full amount” will my credit be dinged just as much as if I did nothing and they just listed it as a short sale?
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You have recently responded to a question for those that short-sell their homes without being late on their mortgage payments. Under the same line, what effect does it have doing a short-sale for those people that plan to set up a business in the future?
My husband and I were gifted my Dad’s home. It is paid in full. We had to do a short sale on our previous home, and it messed up our credit pretty good. About how long until our credit will be where it needs to be to get a HELOC loan approved?
Some people are saying a “short sale” is better than a “foreclosure” on a credit report, but is that true? Don’t both circumstances drop the credit score significantly?