Portland Real Estate Market

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Short Sale Tax

What is the Short Sale Tax?

April 29, 2011

Many people are concerned (and rightly so) that they may be taxed for the forgiven amount on their short sale. For those of you who don’t know, this is a short sale. Basically, you owe say 200,000 and the home short sales for 150,000, so on your next tax statement you could be 1099’d for 50,000. This would be a problem for most people! The good news is that the government has provided relief from this potential tax problem. You can read all about it on the IRS website, they call it “The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation”. At the time of this post, it is still active, but check with the IRS to make sure it...


short sale prices

Short Sale Prices – What will the bank take?

December 21, 2010

Today, it is all in the offer. A Portland short sale price means almost nothing.  The bank will take what it takes and no one knows for sure what that will be, unless the price is pre-approved.   On the selling side agents set ridiculously low short sale prices to bring in an offer.  Once the first offer is in the bank starts acting, usually by ording a BPO, or broker’s price opinion. Then the bank will negotiate with the first offer at (usually) a much higher price.  Finally, most banks present the selling agent with a pre-approved price (after they do the BPO) and then the home might actually sell. Buying a short sale home can be a long process, but it helps...