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
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.
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, CRP, CRS, GRI, ABR Rulnick Realty, Inc.
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Wendy is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. Call Wendy Rulnick, Broker/Owner,to list and sell your home or condo on the Emerald Coast of Florida in Walton, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County- Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field.