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Short Sale vs. Foreclosure: What’s the Difference?


When a home is sold through a short sale, the proceeds from the sale are used to pay off the mortgage. A foreclosure occurs when a homeowner fails to make their mortgage payments and the lender repossesses the home. There are a few key differences between a short sale and foreclosure that potential homeowners should be aware of:


A foreclosure will stay on your credit report for up to seven years, while a short sale will only stay on your credit report for two years. A foreclosure will also result in a deficiency judgment, which is when the lender sues the borrower for the remaining balance of the loan. A short sale will not result in a deficiency judgment.


Lastly, if you are facing foreclosure, you may be able to negotiate with your lender to do a short sale instead. This is not an option if you are already in foreclosure proceedings.




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