If it's possible to turn a short sale into an equity sale, that's exactly what a seller should do for many reasons, especially if that home is in foreclosure. Some Sacramento neighborhoods are right on the border between those homes being short sales or equity sales. Pulling a home out of foreclosure in Sacramento is not only good for the owners of that home by lessening adverse credit, but it's good for the neighborhood as well. What was once an abandoned eyesore will get purchased by a buyer or an investment group.
These types of buyers generally fix up the home and make it blend in with the rest of the homes on the street, which neighbors love. It's an added benefit when the home is flipped, re-sold to a buyer who will occupy the home and become a resident of the community. Nobody really wants a rental next door.
Read more in my professional blog on my business website today about Turn a Sacramento Short Sale into an Equity Sale. It's what happened to a couple of sellers in Orangevale who were able to avoid a foreclosure in Orangevale. Turning short sales into equity sales has become an additional specialty for this Sacramento real estate agent. Yes, I can pull a rabbit out of the hat. Hey, Rocky!
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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