Buying 3 Months After You Sell Your Home in a Short Sale


If you are like many of the people I know that just cant get yourself to stop making payments on your mortgage to begin selling as a Short Sale...then there is an answer...thanks to Larry Bettag Illinois FHA Specialist for writing this post.

Many of you do not want to go through with a Short Sale because you still want to own your own home...well read below You Can Own Your Own Home 3 Months After You Sell as a Short Sale!


It just happened.  I spent about 1.5 months getting this guy's ducks in a row.  Sounds almost too good to be true.  But it is true.  You can't do it on a conventional loan.  You can, however, do with an FHA mortgage with:


  1. The bank can't be reporting a deficiency and;

  2. The borrower can't have any 30 day lates reporting either.

I feel almost guilty on this, but I've come to learn that we've done a myriad of them at our company this year. 

My buyer was denied by two other mortgage companies over the last two months.  The other mortgage banks didn't look at the 4155 (or the FHA guidelines).  Realtors, this is critical.  A buyer still needs to qualify, but if they sell their home in a short sale and meet both of the aforementioned criteria, have another happy buyer! 

Loan officers need to have the support.  They need to know the guidelines.  Buyers do have options.




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Comment balloon 3 commentsGoran Utvic • June 30 2011 01:11PM


Wow. It sounds too easy. What if the previous bank will find deficiency judgment after the purchase? Thank you for sharing. 

Posted by Irina Riley, GRI, SFR, CNE, e-PRO, SRES (American Dream Colorado) over 7 years ago

Chicago Foreclosures - Chicago Real Estate Listings - Short Sale Opportunities are great buys for those who are handy and are not in a hurry.

Posted by Goran Utvic, We Buy & Sell Chicago Houses Fast (606 Homes LLC | Chicagoland Brokers Inc, Chicago IL 60656) over 7 years ago

If more people knew about the program many people would hang on longer and make payments during the short sale.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) over 7 years ago