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  • Should You be Embarrassed if You Short Sale Your Home?

    Thursday, October 13, 2011   /   by Lynn Horner Baker

    Should You be Embarrassed if You Short Sale Your Home?

    North Metro Atlanta – Many people are embarrassed that they are short selling their house. They feel that they are somehow being dishonest or underhanded. Neither one of those is true. A lot of the people short selling today never had a blemish on their credit. They lived perfect, responsible financial lives. Then the real estate market crashed and left them owing way more than their home was worth.

    Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

    For years experts had told homeowners that couldn't happen. Many of those people also lost their job for the first time in their life. You must remember, you are not alone. We are seeing as many short sales in the upper income brackets as the lower income brackets.

    We will not be judgmental when you short sell with me. I deal with people from all walks of life. Some are high income. Others bought less expensive homes. Either way, it doesn't matter to me. I see a short sale as a smart financial decision to help you climb out of your financial hole.

    So we won't be judging you. Instead, we'll be congratulating you. Who wants to be burdened with a huge debt for the rest of their life? Not me. And neither should you. Here is why a short sale is a smart financial decision.

    Let us say that you are upside down on a house by $100,000. (If you owe less than that, don't laugh. Many people are upside down by that amount and more.) Repaying $100,000 over 30 years, will cost you $215,000. That is the $100,000 originally owed, along with $115,000 in interest payments.

    What if instead of doing that, you put that money towards retirement? You could earn 5% interest on that money. $215,000 at 5% is $10,750 a year. Would that be helpful in retirement? That is one small reason I recommend short sales to my customers. You can have the upside down debt forgiven in a short sale.

    Thinking about a short sale?

    I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at Lynn@HornerBakerPartners.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

    When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 770 579-4060

    Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

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    Thanks for reading this, Lynn Horner Baker.

    Lynn is a Real Estate Agent and owner of Horner Baker Partners. North Metro Atlanta Short Sales Realtor:

    Phone: 770 579-4060. Lynn@HornerBakerPartners.com.

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