August 27


Who Pays The Costs In A Houston Short Sale?

By Contributor

August 27, 2014

Houston TX – You may wonder why a sales contract says the seller pays for certain costs and yet the bank covers the costs. Here is how it works.

The sales contract may have a certain clause say: “Seller to pay title and seller’s documentary stamp taxes.” How does the bank pay that cost if it says the seller is paying it?

In traditional real estate (non short sale), certain costs are normally paid by the seller and other costs by the buyer. For example, the seller doesn’t normally pay the buyer’s home inspector.

In these cases, the seller is actually paying those costs. So sales contracts have always been written like that. On a short sale, the costs are paid by the seller on the closing statement.

But, you aren’t paying them. Instead, they are being subtracted from the sales price. The short sale lender gets what remains after the costs are paid. For example.

Sales price: $100,000.

All costs paid by the seller: $9,000.

Net to the short sale lender: $91,000.

The short sale lender is actually paying these costs by simply accepting the lower amount. That is why it is called a “Short Sale.”

The lender is getting paid less than what they are owed. They would have to pay all of those costs if they foreclosed on the house and then sold it.

So, they might as well pay those costs now with the short sale.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at . 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 (281) 602-8050

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Houston loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank.

Thanks for reading this, Alice Monroe.

Alice is a Real Estate Agent at Corali Realty.

Phone: (281) 602-8050. .

Alice Monroe specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Houston Texas. Houston Loan Modification Help, Houston Short Sales. Houston Short Sale Realtor. Houston TX Short Sales. Houston Realtor.

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Important Notice

Alice Monroe, Corali Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

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.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Alice’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Corali Realty.

This information on Who Pays The Costs In A Houston Short Sale? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.


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