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if my house is going to sheriffs sale tomorrow can i still

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if my house is going to sheriff's sale tomorrow can i still put it up for short sale and how log do I leagally have to reclaim it?
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You may still short sale the property, but you'd have to make full payment on the outstanding balance all-together in order to be able to reclaim the property. In most cases, you can redeem your property in MI if you pay the total in six months of sale, but sometimes it extends to a year. So the question is not about whether or not you can try to sell the property via short sale, but if you can come up with the rest of the money as well that is owed that is not covered by the short sale.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Sorry could you clarify just a bit. Do I have to give the bank any of the past owed today before it goes to sheriff sale inoreder to put it up for short sale ? once it goes to sheriff sale is it no longer mine and completely out of my hands or do i still have a say?
You actually still have the option even AFTER foreclosure in Michigan, which is very debtor-friendly in this regard.If a property is over four units or three acres and has not been abandoned, then you have one year from the date of the foreclosure sale for redemption. If the property has been abandoned, and if the balance is over two-thirds of the original loan, then you are limited to one month. If the balance is two-thirds or less of the original loan, then you have one year.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
You rock, Eli! Thanks.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can I bother u for one more small piece of info? Do I let my mortgage company my intent to short sell and do I should I retain legal counsel at this juncture?
Sure! That's what I am here for.I wouldn't, since it might speed them up to lessen your window. Yes, I WOULD retain counsel. I'd like to refer you to the Michigan Bar's Referral program. The program is free. The attorneys are vetted, qualified, and affordable. If memory serves me right, you also get a free consultation once you are matched up with an attorney from the category that you need (or at least the consultation is very cheap - I know this for a fact). The link to the Bar's referral service is below.
http://www.michbar.org/programs/lawyerreferral.cfm


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