Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / by Tim Minjares
Some costs that Lenders may NOT pay for include: Delinquent HOA dues, IRS tax liens, mechanics liens, termite work (most of the time)… pretty much anything that 1/ does not involve paying another bank or 2/ is not a regular transactions cost, the Lender may NOT pay. However, as long as your agent knows up front of all the costs associated with the sale of your home, it can be negotiated to be paid for by some party other than the seller (meaning the lender or the buyer making the offer). It is important to disclose to your agent all of this information from day 1, for example if the HOA dues are 6 months behind.
In the rare instance that the Lender requires the seller to bring money to the table to close a short sale (depending on how terms were negotiated), the seller may have the right to refuse those terms and not proceed with the short sale (if the contract and terms of the purchase agreement/counter offers were appropriately drafted to give the seller this protection).
A short sale involves many steps and having a realtor that is skilled in these areas can determine your success or failure rate.
Every case will be different, but As CSP Certified - Certified Short-Sale Professionals*, the Jonville Team has had a lot of experience and have been able to help many homeowners successfully close their short sale transactions. We know what most Lenders will require of sellers and the likelihood of those sellers having to come out of pocket to sell their home as a short sale. If you have questions about your specific situation, please contact us.