Friday, January 29, 2010

Report: Short Sales and Your Credit Score

Curious what will happen to your credit score after a short sale?
The answer is... it depends. How many mortgage payments did you miss? How much debt do you have? What is your outstanding balance to available credit ratio? What is your overall payment history? Your "point" impact will be calculated by FICO based on these and several other criteria. Here is an actual example of how a short sale affected my Destin short sale seller's credit score.
Property: Destin short sale condo - investment property (not owner occupied)
Lender: Aurora Loan Services
Number of Missed Mortgage Payments: 23
Short Sale Reporting: "Settled for Less Than Full Amount"
Previous Credit Score: 745
"During Short Sale" Credit Score: 646
Credit Score 30 Days After Short Sale: 732 687 and 679 (from the three credit bureaus, Equifax, Transunion and Experian)
My Destin short sale seller was amazed that his credit score seemed to shoot right up after his short sale was complete. This is not always the case. The bottom line is - you won't know how your score will change until you complete your short sale. But don't be dismayed, you CAN start to rebuild your credit immediately. And don't be suprised if your financial future is brighter than you think.

It's Wendy!
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

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