Jacksonville Florida Short Sales FAQ: I’m broke, will I have to bring money to closing?
This is a common question I get all the time. This is something that is totally up to your lender and has to do with your hardship. Most lenders require to see some type of financial information from the home owner. Typically, they require a financial worksheet showing what you have coming in as far as income and what you have going out as far as bills. Usually required by your lender is 1 or 2 years tax returns, 2 or 3 months of bank statements and 1 or 2 months of paycheck stubs. This is how they determine if you truly have a hardship or not.
With the short sales I’ve done in the past, the sellers who have had to bring money to closing have had the following situations: 2nd mortgage or HELOC, still making payments, investment property or PMI (private mortgage insurance) on the home. This does not mean that if you are in those situations, you will have to bring money and it also doesn’t mean if you’re NOT in those situations, you won’t have to bring money. There’s no guarantee you won’t have to bring money to closing in any situation, but alot of it depends on your financial picture and hardship. If you truly have a hardship and proof of that, you may not have to bring a cash contribution.
I am not an attorney or tax expert, you should seek legal or tax advice from an attorney and CPA.
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