This home in The Meadows, in Navarre Florida was just approved as a VA Compromise Sale. The gorgeous 2008 property with in-ground pool and three car garage, went under contract in about 30 days. We prepared the VA short sale package for Citi Mortgage, faxed it, followed up and received approval for our seller in 24 days!
What is normally included in a simple VA Compromise Sale package?
Two years tax returns
Proof of Income
Preliminary Settlement Statement
Buyer Proof of Funds
Contract (purchase and sale agreement)
Authorization to speak with listing broker
What are the benefits of a VA Compromise Sale?
The borrower will not have to pay back the shortfall (if there was no fraud, misrepresentation or bad faith when the loan was obtained)
There is currently a $1500 relocation bonus paid to the VA borrower at closing
What are the negatives of a VA Compromise Sale?
You cannot obtain another VA mortgage loan unless you pay back the government loss
Your credit will be reported as “Paid in full for less than the full balance”
You may owe federal taxes depending on current tax law and your total financial picture
One of the key differences between VA Compromise Sale program and traditional short sales is that you must have a hardship. Nowadays, so-called “strategic” short sales are more common, where the borrower no longer wants the property, has no financial hardship, so participates in the loss by contributing cash or agrees to a promissory note to obtain a short sale. This is not the case with a VA mortgage. You must be at risk of default, and not have your own cash available to contribute.
More questions about VA Compromise Sale? Email me at [email protected]
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]