Left Short...On Patience

By Marcie Geffner - California Real Estate

Call it financial foolishness, predatory lending or hard luck. Regardless of the causes, a short sale can be a devastating and futile way to try to end a once-happy homeownership experience that's turned sour.

And that's just for the former homeowners.

For REALTORS®, short sales that don't close means a loss of time, money and better opportunities.

To gain an understanding of the challenges, California Real Estate magazine asked three homeowners to share their stories on the road to foreclosure.

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