Deferring The Sale


Navigating the murky waters of real estate during a divorce can be like riding a roller coaster blindfolded. The current landscape makes buyouts seem about as likely as winning the lottery twice in a row. Why? Well, let’s break it down.

First off, interest rates have been climbing faster than a mountaineer on Red Bull. Combine that with soaring home values, and you’ve got a recipe for financial tension. The recent Federal Reserve meeting didn’t bring any solace either, as interest rates remained frozen for the sixth time in a row.

So, what’s the deal with buyouts? They’re becoming the stuff of legend for many divorcing couples. Trying to snag a buyout mortgage is like trying to catch a unicorn—it sounds great, but good luck finding one! This has led to a rising trend of couples deferring the sale of their home post-divorce.

Now, let’s talk about joint titles. Sure, it might seem like a good idea to keep both names on the deed, but that can open up a Pandora’s box of headaches. Picture this: one spouse racks up a mountain of debt, and suddenly, your cozy home is on the chopping block to settle the score. Bankruptcy, liens, and legal liabilities can turn that dream house into a nightmare real quick.

And don’t even get me started on joint mortgages. It’s like being tied to your ex by a financial ball and chain. Missed payments, credit woes, and potential foreclosure can haunt both parties long after the ink has dried on the divorce papers.

So, what’s the takeaway here? Communication is key. If you’re thinking about deferring the sale of your home, make sure you’re crystal clear on the risks involved. Stay in touch with your mortgage lender, keep an eye on your credit report, and for the love of sanity, get everything in writing!

When it comes to post-divorce property listings, vague terms are a recipe for disaster. Don’t leave the door open to costly surprises down the road. Get those details nailed down tight—buyout timelines, responsibilities for vacant properties, and how the proceeds will be split.

If you’re feeling lost in the real estate jungle post-divorce, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help you navigate these choppy waters and steer you towards smoother shores.

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Katina Farrell

Katina Farrell

Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert®

Katina Farrell, CDRE® is an experienced Realtor & Managing Broker who specializes in real estate transactions, with expertise as a trained Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert® and a Certified Negotiation Expert. She handles the sale of real property in family law cases as a neutral expert. Schedule a complimentary chat and discover more ways Katina can help you resolve the real estate challenges plaguing your divorce cases.

Call: 720-295-8848


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