Orange County Short sale Homes

orange_county_short_salesOrange County short sales or short sale homes sales are popular for a reason: a large portion of the real estate purchases in Orange County in the past years were done with little to zero down payment, and now these homes are 'underwater', the sellers owe more money than the property is worth, needing some forgiveness from the lender at the moment of selling. The short sale happens when the lender agrees to discount the amount owed on the home. Since the foreclosure process can be lengthy and more costly than accepting a short sale, most lenders are willing to negotiate the sale of a home with the current home owner and a potential buyer, while accepting less than the amount owed before the home goes in foreclosure. Short sale processes  can be very time consuming and sometimes it can take months to negotiate a short sale, so if you need to move into a home quickly, short sales are probably not the right thing to pursue, and home buyers should look into standard sales or bank owned sales. Read more about the Short Sale process in Orange County below.

Below are short sales in Orange County, California. This page is updated daily with photographs, descriptions and maps of Orange County short sales. For further information about any of these Orange County Short sales, please contact us.

If you are looking for foreclosures instead of short sales visit our Orange County foreclosures page. It is updated daily with bank owned properties in Orange County, California.

Orange County Shortsales

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$3,500,000
 

511 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach

6 Beds, 7 Baths, 6,850 SqFt
Beautiful 2-Story Home in Prestigious Cliff Haven enclave of Newport Heights. Completely remodeled in 2004, this home offers 6 Bedroom / 7 Bathrooms & 6,850 square feet of living space (per owner/builder). Backyard w/ pool & spa. Short sale subject to lender approval. Property is being sold AS-IS.
$2,600,000
 

6395 Fairwind Circle, Huntington Beach

4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,228 SqFt
Prestigious gated community in ' THE BLUFFS'. OWNERS SPENT TON OF MONEY FOR THE UPGRADE THROUGHOUT. MOST DESIRABLE CRAFTSMAN PLAN 2. IT HAS A OPEN ENTRANCE TO GRAND FOYER DOME CEILING WITH THE HUGE EUROPEAN CHANDELIER, CLASSIC SHORT SALE - MABLE FLOOR THROUGHOUT, TWO STORY SOARING CEILING & 8' OF CROWN MOLDING EVERYWHERE....CENTRAL HEAT/AIR, CENTRAL VACUUM. LARGE GOURMET ISLAND KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOP,UPGRADED MAPLE
$2,200,000
 

25232 Rockridge Road, Laguna Hills

5 Beds, 7 Baths, 6,210 SqFt
This large estate is located on a prime cul-de-sac in Nellie Gail Ranch. The home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 2 half baths. This elegant floor plan is over 6000 square feet, with a grand entryway and 2 story high ceilings leading to a sweeping staircase. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, large center island,and top-of- the- line appliances. It sits adjacent to the sun room that has built-in nook seating. The family room has
$1,789,000
 

7 Hope, Irvine

6 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,192 SqFt
Amazing value in Turtle Rock! Priced below market, this property will not last long. This 3,192 square foot house sits on a 6,000 square foot lot and features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The bonus room can be used as a den, guest bedroom or dance/exercise room with custom mahogany stained cabinets, entertainment center, window shutters and full wall mirror on one side. Hardwood floors though out the first floor. Both community center and pool
$1,699,900
 

27772 Somerset Lane, San Juan Capistrano

5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,984 SqFt
THE PRESTIGIOUS QUIET AND EXQUISITE COMMUNITY OF THE HUNT CLUB IS CALLING! TUTOR-STYLE THROUGH AND THROUGH THIS LARGE EXPANSIVE HOME WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS AND POOL WITH SPA IS AWAITING YOUR RECEPTION. ENTRY THROUGH THE GRAND FOYER LEADS YOU TO A OFFICE LIBRARY, ELEGANT DINING AND LIVING ROOM. ONE DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM WITH GOURMET KITCHEN, BREAKFAST NOOK, AND FAMILY ROOM. ASCEND UP THE GRAND STAIRCASE TO MULTIPLE BEDROOMS AND BATHS. THROUGH THE
$1,600,000
 

18341 Valley Drive, Villa Park

5 Beds, 7 Baths, 7,800 SqFt
Huge opportunity!!! Needs TLC. It is newer Custom Gated Estate with Stunning Views and a Guest House. Call For More Information. Buyer to verify structural integrity as there is significant cracking noted at property.
$1,300,000
 

50 Fanlight, Irvine

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,418 SqFt
This is a Short Sale.. Subject to lender's approval. This house is located in cul de sac and has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. It has a granite kitchen island and counter tops, Stainless steel appliances. It has a Den/office area in 1st floor. It is a great investment opportunity!!
$1,299,990
 

400 Hudson Drive, Tustin

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,464 SqFt
Located in the Irvine Unified School District. Gorgeous, highly upgraded, open floor plan consisting of 5 spacious bedrooms plus a huge loft (1 bedroom & bath downstairs), safe for the kids and private Cul-De-Sac location home. Enjoy warm family dinners in the formal dining room. Gourmet kitchen including a walk in pantry and a butler's pantry. Complete with His and Her's Walk in closets. Entertainer's dream with a HUGE backyard! Granite
$1,250,000
 

9726 Piazza Court, Cypress

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,486 SqFt
Built in 1996: This is one of the Final Homes Built in Sorrento. Ideal Location on the Community's Preferred Cul-de-sac. Truly shows like a Model Home with a Fabulous Resort-like Backyard featuring a Fabulous Custom Pool and Spa. This Open Floor Plan Design includes Four Very Generous Bedrooms - All with Walk-in Closets. This Plan 4 Model also includes a Large Bonus Room (Your Optional 5th Bedroom). The Formal Living Room is Highlighted
New
$1,250,000
 

10522 Brier Lane, Santa Ana

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,999 SqFt
REDUCED!! This home is in need of some TLC but it is in the desirable area of Cowan Heights and tucked away down a long driveway (shared). The backyard is an entertainers dream with a private pool, viewing deck, built-in BBQ, beautiful views and room for your horses! You will also enjoy an attached 1 bed/1 bath home with its own direct entrance, garage, balcony, living room and fully equipped kitchen. This home is near Peter's Canyon National
$1,199,000
 

5531 Ohio Street, Yorba Linda

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,717 SqFt
Amazing opportunity to own a piece of heaven in the heart of Yorba Linda. This home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, has over 2700 sq ft of living space and sits on a lot over 40,000 sq ft. There is also a guest home that is over 900 sq ft. The value here is in the land. You can build your dream home and we have the plans and designs created for you. The home/lot is situated in a quiet, peaceful area right next to award winning schools and
$1,150,000
 

2 Shepherd Court, Ladera Ranch

4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,901 SqFt
SAFE,SAFE COMMUNITY IS NOT DESCRIBING THE SETTING. This is a MUST TO SEE TURN KEY SHORT SALE. 4 / nice size rooms with 4 bathrooms. One nice size bedroom down stairs. Entrance has a beautiful seating area with a fire place. DID I MENTION your GUESS QUARTERS with a fire place for does night you need a little X-heat. This house has not much to make this YOUR DREAM HOME. School are excellent. The HOA has to much fun to write in this SMALL space..
New
$1,099,000
 

31526 Sea Shadows Way, Laguna Niguel

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,826 SqFt
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in desirable community of Monarch Point, this residence features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a living room and family room, formal dining room, an office (potential 4th bedroom), three fireplaces, expansive front and rear yards, interior laundry room and an attached garage. The master suite has a balcony with city lights, and canyon views. This home includes access to Monarch Point Community Club including a
Reduced
$1,050,000
 

10 Cornwallis, Irvine

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,470 SqFt
Beautiful home in the highly desirable area of Irvine! Nestled in a quiet community with NO HOA! I repeat NO HOA fees! This home is mins from shopping, freeways and the Oak Creek Golf Club. And it is literally 3 houses down from Carrotwood Park! As for the home itself, you walk in to a huge open space with a vaulted ceiling in the living room which includes a skylight! The family room is right next to it split by a quaint double ended fireplace.
$1,049,000
 

31801 Via Coyote, Coto De Caza

5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,851 SqFt
BACK ON MARKET! Contemporary Meets Comfort in this wonderful highly upgraded custom Coto Village home. Enter the home up the brick-lined steps into the double door 2-story foyer. Enjoy the sunny formal living room with dramatic black marble grand fireplace & large viewing windows. Prepare wonderful meals in this gourmet kitchen complete with energy efficient stainless steel appliances, cherry wood cabinets, hardwood distressed floors,
$1,048,288
 

57 Via Marbrisa, San Clemente

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,780 SqFt
GATED COMMUNITY SAFE , SAFE AND SAFE. When you hear VIEW is everything, They were talking about THIS VIEW from your BACK YARD or Master "BALCONY". This has a view that brings all the peace to your soul. Not to mention the 4 bedrooms and three full bathrooms with the three car garage. Gas fireplace in the family room with access to the pool. This is a Short Sale. All terms and condition are subject to lenders approval.

The Short Sale Process in Orange County

The Short sale process in Orange County is very similar to other areas. It depends on the lender ( or lenders involved) but basically is made out of four steps:

1. Seller gets information and short sale package from bank, chooses a real estate agent as the listing agent, who lists the home for sale as a short sale. The short sale package usually consist of:

  • Letter of authorization, which lets your agent speak to the bank.
  • HUD-1 or preliminary net sheet
  • Completed financial statement
  • Seller's hardship letter ( very important, reason for short selling)
  • 2 years of tax returns
  • 2 years of W-2s
  • Recent payroll stubs
  • Last 2 months of bank statements
  • Comparative market analysis or list of recent comparable sales

2. Seller finds buyers, chooses an offer to submit to lender as part of the short sale package. When submitting an offer, the listing agent will need the following:

  • Listing agreement
  • Executed purchase offer
  • Buyer's pre-approval letter and copy of earnest moneycheck
  • Seller's short sale package

3. Now this is the tedious part. The lender will acknowledge receipt and assign a negotiator, order a BPO ( Broker Price Opinion), sent for review and then approve the short sale and submit a short sale approval letter. This part takes the longest, averaging 120 days. 

Many buyers will get frustrated waiting and in many cases the original buyer will back out and a new buyer will come in. Agents have some idea of when approval will come in by knowing when the file is sent for review. Its crucial that the listing agent keeps in touch with the bank to avoid any delays, and when the file is sent for review, the buyers may want to start the loan process so they've got a head start in case the bank wants 15 days to close, that can also happen.

So for many sellers selling a short sale, a buyer who's willing to stick for the long process, and who's willing to deal with the lenders requests or modifications to the purchase offer is the best buyer that they can get, which defeats the 'all cash offers' or highest offers.

Our agents in Orange County at OCDreamhomes are experienced short sale agents on both sides of the transaction: they have closed multiple homes representing a short sale seller or a short sale buyer.  We are here to help, so please contact us.

 

Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of September 25th, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.