How to Use a Short Sale to Stop Home Foreclosure and Protect Your Finances

Paperback | May 25, 2009

byRobert Irwin

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Don’t lose your ho me toforeclosure! Do a short sale!

Robert Irwin, one of America’s most trusted real estate experts, providesthe tools you need to avoid foreclosure—and protect your credit, yourwealth, and your peace of mind.

How to Use a Short Sale to Stop Home Foreclosure and ProtectYour Finances removes the complications and stress often associatedwith short selling a property. Using real-life success stories, Irwin explainshow a short sale works and walks you through the process step by step.You’ll learn how to:

  • Convince lenders to engage in a short sale
  • Deal with a loss mitigation committee
  • Get a loan modification
  • Find an agent
  • Manage issues with the IRS
  • Beat the deadlines that can doom a short sale

    It contains all the paperwork you’ll need to execute a short sale, along withlistings of helpful outside resources.

    How to Use a Short Sale to Stop Home Foreclosure and ProtectYour Finances provides everything you need to get out from under—without spending a dime of your own money.

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Don’t lose your ho me toforeclosure! Do a short sale!Robert Irwin, one of America’s most trusted real estate experts, providesthe tools you need to avoid foreclosure—and protect your credit, yourwealth, and your peace of mind.How to Use a Short Sale to Stop Home Foreclosure and ProtectYour Finances removes the complications and stress ...

Robert Irwin is among the nation’s premier real estate experts. He has written more than 20 books covering all areas of real estate, including the bestselling Tips & Traps series. Learn more about the author at www.robertirwin.com.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.47 inPublished:May 25, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071635580

ISBN - 13:9780071635585

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Table of Contents

Preface1.HOW A SHORT SALE WORKS
True Stories From The Front Lines

2.HOW A SHORT SALE CAN HELP YOU
It can save your credit .And Your Peace Of Mind

3.WILL A SHORT SALE WORK FOR YOU?
How To Create A Preliminary Seller's Net Sheet

4.SELL IT YOURSELF OR USE AN AGENT?
Finding An Agent Who Specializes in Short Sales

5.PREPARING THE HOME FOR SALE
What Work Do When You're Not Going To Net A Dime

6.HOW TO GET TO YOUR LENDER
Finding the Loss Mitigation Dept.

7. WHY NOT TRY LOAN MODIFICATION?
Lender's Just Want Borrowers To Continue Paying

8. PUTTING TOGETHER THE SHORT SALE PACKAGE
The Door To The Lender's "Heart"

9. IS THERE A REWARD FOR MISSED PAYMENTS?
And other Tricks of Short Sales

10.TAX CONSEQUENCES, REPAIRS, AND BPOs
How To Successfully Deal With Them

11.BEATING THE CLOCK
Understanding The Timelines You're Up Against

12.ALTERNATIVES YOU SHOULD CONSIDER
Deed in Lieu, Renting, Taking in a Partner, And More

13. SCAMS TO AVOID
Fixers, Bailouts, Double Escrows, Leasebacks and More

14.RESOURCES, HELPFUL DEFINITIONS, AND TYPES OF MORTGAGES
What You Need To Know