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Bergen County Short Sales: If You Bought At The Market’s Peak, Does It Make Sense To Short Sale Your Home?

Bergen County NJ – Many homeowners bought their home at the peak of the market. In the hardest hit areas, they paid $500,000 for homes that are not selling for $250,000 (or even less.)

Their home is costing them $4,000 a month. (That is the total after paying property taxes and insurance.) Renters have moved into the neighborhood and are paying less than $2,000 to rent a comparable home.

It just seems like these homeowners are getting an unfair deal all around. Should these homeowners dump their homes in favor of a lower priced home?

Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here.

Some people say No! “That is breaking your word. If everyone did it, just think of what would happen?” they say. There is a little problem with that logic.

Many of those homeowners see everyone else taking advantage of the system. It has gotten so bad that in some neighborhoods most of the homes have been abandoned.

Why shouldn’t a homeowner do what is best for themselves? After all, they can save hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Let’s say they short sale their home with a $500,000 mortgage, rent for 2-3 years, and then buy later. But, what if home prices appreciate over the next few years?

If they are already upside down by 50%, then it still makes financial sense to short sale now. If the housing market has improved by 5% a year, their $250,000 house will have increased to $289,400 in three years.

That is still much less than $500,000. In addition, they will save even more on interest payments. I am not recommending they do anything.

I just want to lay out the benefits and leave the decision up to them. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.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 (201) 567-9191

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

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Bergen County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

Copyright 2010 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. The views expressed here are Robert Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Bergen County Short Sales: If You Bought At The Market’s Peak, Does It Make Sense To Short Sale Your Home? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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