Short Sale

A short sale is a property that nets the lender less, after all costs of sale are deducted, than the amount the lender is due. It is in the bank’s best interest to approve the short sale if the bank will make more money through the short sale than to foreclose. It is estimated that banks might save 25% to 30% on foreclosure costs to grant a short sale over a foreclosure, but some investor guidelines make it more profitable for the bank to foreclose.