Short Sale

 

Definition

 

The sale of real estate in which the proceeds from selling a property follows short of the balance of debts secured by liens against the property.

 

Explaination

 

The owner can’t repay the liens in full and the lien holderagrees to release their lien on the real estate and accept less than the amountowed on the debt.

Deficiency is the unpaid balance to creditors.

The creditor does not have to forfeit the   deficiency and can obtain a deficiencyjudgment after the short sale.

This all has an adverse effect on the the creditscore.   A seller would prefer to be ableto negotiate the removal of the  deficiency prior to the closing