Jacksonville Florida Short Sales FAQ: Will the Bank Come After Me for the Difference?
This is a huge concern for sellers, wanting to sell their Jacksonville Florida home. After going through the short sale process, and finally making it to closing, will I have to deal with this later down the road? The answer lies in the short sale approval letter. If you see the following(may not be the exact words):
The investor of your loan agrees not to pursue a deficiency judgment for any unpaid amounts on the loan after tender of the net sale proceeds in accordance with this approval letter.
The above sentence is from an actual approval letter, and it means the lender will not come after you for the balance that was not covered by the sale of your home. It’s important to ask for this multiple times, but understand, the lender may not waive that right.
If they don’t have it in writing that they will waive it, then yes, you may be hearing from them in the near future. In Florida, they have up to 5 years to file the deficiency, 20 years to collect. You may not hear from them, even if they haven’t agreed to waive the deficiency judgment. For more information on defiency judgments written by a Florida attorney, Richard Zaretsky.
Speaking of attorneys, I am NOT one and I can not give you legal advice, so you should consult with an attorney for legal advice.
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