Saturday, February 13, 2010
One very effective strategy for commercial property distress purchases is the purchase of a defaulting note at a discount paired with a concurrent short sale approval. Instead of approaching the property seller for a short sale purchase, then presenting to the bank for a short sale approval. A concurrent workout is best. If the seller wants out and the bank would consider an offer on it's distressed note, then an offer to the bank and seller will wrap up everything concisely. This is better than just buying the note and then being in limbo for the borrower to either completely default, cure or for you to start foreclosure procedures. At close of escrow, you now own the property outright.