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    Keeping up maintenance with your Santa Clarita Short Sale

    To Maintain or not to Maintain, indeed – with regard to Short Sales in Santa Clarita this is a great question.

    Short Sale negotiation
    We will Negotiate your Short Sale

    Absolutely YES – don’t harm, destroy or even upgrade or update.  But you will want to keep up with basic repairs and maintenance on your home even while a Short Sale is being negotiated.

    A Short Sale home still needs an offer to be approved.  That is not the only thing it needs – but without someone willing or wanting to buy your short sale – your bank will be as deaf as the night is dark.

    What about keeping up HOA, Home owners association fees?  We would say yes to this as well.  HOA’s have been historically quick on the trigger when placing liens on owners who are delinquent on their dues.  We have seen a lien placed within a couple of months of non-payment to the HOA.  Something to consider is whether your bank will settle these liens that are placed on your Short Sale Home by the HOA.

    We have seen it happen without a glitch.  But, we have also seen the banks refuse.  Other options exist to pay the liens – The buyer might be able to pay, but only if they are getting a type of loan that allows for them to do this. (some lending programs don’t allow for the buyer to pay for certain items – due to it usually being a Seller Obligation).

    There are a lot more factors that will influence whether or not a Buyer will write an offer on your Short Sale.  Even more factors whether your bank will allow you have approval on your Short Sale.

    In closing, you might not be the right candidate for a short sale.  We have homework for you if you are contemplating having a Short Sale negotiated on your Behalf.  Get the facts and don’t be too quick on the trigger.

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    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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