No one wants to lose their home to foreclosure because it’s a nightmare, everyone wants to avoid if possible. If your home has lost its value since the time you bought it and you owe more than it’s worth, you might want to consider a short sale. What short sale means is selling your house for less than the full amount you owe on your mortgage. A real estate agent will list your house at the price that’s close to the current value. When an offer is made on your home you present it to the bank/lender. A piece of cake, right? This is what can make the poses difficult — the lender or “lenders”, if you possess more than one loan on your home, must agree to the short sale terms of the sale. It could mean they forgive your debt, or they may not. It’s a financial decision only the lender can make. Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know about short sales, and whether or not it’s right for your situation and needs.