Friday, March 12, 2010
Short-Sale Program Will Pay Homeowners to Sell at a Loss - NYTimes.com
While I do think that streamlining the short sale process is something that is much needed, I don't think that the $1,000 incentives to banks will make that much of a difference. I don't think that the return on investment, our future investment as American Tax Payers, will be worth the cost.
The $1,500 incentive for people who are selling their homes as short sales is just ridiculous. In most cases, these home owners haven't made a housing payment in months, sometimes years. Their poor decisions and actions have already cost the banks and American Tax Payers thousands and thousands of dollars. Why should they be rewarded for being irresponsible?
For credit reasons, home owners in distress are much better off short selling their home, rather than letting it foreclose. If the bank will approve the short sale, the sale of their homes at a reasonable near market value park, that should be incentive enough to get out and move on.