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Basics to a Santa Barbara Short Sale

Santa Barbara short sales can seem like a daunting real estate transaction for most Santa Barbara home sellers  and home buyers. The truth is, however, that short sales have a lot of the same basic elements as any Santa Barbara purchase agreement. 

The basic elements of a Santa Barbara short sale include:

  • Signatures from competent parties
  • Adherence to California state laws
  • An adequate description of the Santa Barbara property for legal purposes
  • A clearly defined date in which the seller will vacate the property
  • A clear statement of what items are included or excluded from the Santa Barbara home sale
  • Contingencies for inspections, as well as specified deadlines for when those inspections happen
  • Contingencies for title research, as well as discovery of liens
  • A schedule of document deliveries involving both parties

Unique Qualities of a Santa Barbara Short Sale Transaction

What makes a Santa Barbara short sale unique from any other Santa Barbara real estate transaction is the process. 

For instance often times, a home seller must receive approval on a sales price from the lending agency.  That's because the lending agency wants to minimize the amount of money it's going to lose during a Santa Barbara short sale.

Check out some of our other helpful Santa Barbara short sale resources to learn more about how this process works.  These tools include:

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