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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$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
$2,199,000
 

12 Oak Canyon Trail, Coto De Caza

7 Beds, 8 Baths, 7,300 SqFt
This Secluded, 3 acre, 5 bedroom, Custom Estate, offers the ultimate in privacy with panoramic and sunset views along with access to the Cleveland National Forest bordering in the back of the property.. The equestrian property has a gated-security entrance and long driveway with circular turnabout leading to the main house with rock, water-slide pool, spa, BBQ, large flat grass areas and walking trail that provides access to multi-use
$2,100,000
 

1 Shire, Coto De Caza

6 Beds, 7 Baths, 5,838 SqFt
Entertaining french country home. Large 2.16 acre lot with outdoor room, fireplace, BBQ area, large rock pool with spa and large grass area. Custom home ready to add your upgrades, high ceilings and large rooms. Bonus room, gourmet chefs kitchen, very private end of cul de sac location. 5660 square feet with 6 bedrooms, five and 1/2 bath. Coto de Caza a Golf and Tennis and equestrian community has so much to offer, warm night's to enjoy the
$1,598,888
 

450 S Estate Drive, Orange

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,233 SqFt
One of the 12 beautiful custom homes located in the historical Hewes Park Estates Gated Community! This uber chic home is a rare offering that will never be able to be duplicated! This home, which features over 5,700 sq. ft. of refined and dramatic living space, is situated on over 22,000 sq.ft of land and is surrounded by several trees including banana, peach, grapefruit and many more. As you walk into the double entry doors, you will notice
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$1,200,000
 

31471 West Street, Laguna Beach

2 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,416 SqFt
This is a unique investor opportunity in fantastic city of Laguna Beach!
$1,200,000
 

26772 Barkstone Lane, Laguna Hills

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,791 SqFt
Phenomenal 2-story 4 bedroom, 3 bath, home in Moulton Ranch, including a bonus room, pool, 3-car attached garage, located on a cul-de-sac street, with sweeping views of the the hills and city lights. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Also featured is a downstairs bedroom, family room, and direct entry to the 3-car garage. Upgrades throughout, include, crown molding, upgraded baseboards, plantation shutters,
$1,160,000
 

27462 Grassland Drive, Laguna Niguel

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,054 SqFt
A gorgeous and highly upgraded home in the exclusive guard-gated community of San Joaquin Hills. Very open and spacious floor-plan with soaring high ceilings in the living room and dining room. The gourmet kitchen features recessed lighting, beautiful maple cabinets with granite counter tops, stainless-steel appliances, and a center island. Crown molding throughout the home. The family room has recessed lighting, with custom built-ins, and a
$1,050,000
 

10418 Klamath River Circle, Fountain Valley

5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,620 SqFt
Beautifully Upgraded 5 BD, 3 BA Pool Home w/1 BD & 1 BA Down.Most Popular Granada Model in the Greenbrook East Tract w/Community Pool & Only 107 Homes + Steps to Ellis Park. It Features Soaring Ceilings, Recessed Lighting, Designer Paint, Mirrored Closets, Custom Double Door Entry, Dual Pane Windows/Sliders, Wood Laminate Flooring, Newer A/C, Huge Formal Living Rm with the Most Amazing Stacked Stone Fireplace you have ever seen - Nearly
$1,025,000
 

34 Winfield Drive, Ladera Ranch

5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,815 SqFt
Opportunity Knocks with this 5 Bedroom Home in Amberly Lane of Oak Knoll Village! A Spacious Family Room with Gas Fireplace and Built-In Entertainment Center opens to the Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Dining Area and Built-In Desk Office Area. Kitchen includes a 6 Burner Viking Stove and Oven, Sub-Zero Refrigerator. Pantry and Mud Room between Kitchen and Garage. Formal Dining Room with Vaulted Ceilings. Covered Courtyard just outside of Kitchen
$900,000
 

10678 Rockhurst Avenue, Santa Ana

5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,696 SqFt
Their loss YOUR GAIN! Investor has added nearly $100,000 in value since the property was purchased less than a year ago (see supplements for work completed). This project is literally ready for your finishing touches to truly make it a work of art – paint, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, faucets/fixtures, lighting, doors, landscape – and you are on your way to make a hefty profit. This sprawling, single level estate has vaulted open beam
$900,000
 

2039 Irvine Avenue, Costa Mesa

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,416 SqFt
Spacious eastside costa mesa pool home almost newport beach large lot
$830,000
 

2 Via Ceramica, San Clemente

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,400 SqFt
APPROVED SHORT SALE AT THIS PRICE, NO WAITING. Lovely upgraded Talega home by Standard Pacific, with dramatic and panoramic views. The home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, with only one neighboring home on one side. The open floor plan features a kitchen with Thermador appliances, a spacious master suite, and a downstairs bedroom and bathroom--providing guest privacy or a perfect space for a home office. A 15-panel solar system is
$800,000
 

5081 Scholarship, Irvine

2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,701 SqFt
Short sale approved price!THIS PROPERTY IS AN AMAZING BUY! Exclusive living at its finest. This 2 bedroom + office, 2 bathroom luxury condo offers only the finest materials with Snaider Italian cabinets, granite counters in kitchen and baths, fine stone floors, custom in lay carpet, soaring ceilings with breathtaking floor to ceiling glass to thoroughly take advantage of this 8th story city lights view with custom Lutron blinds! Enjoy the patio
$800,000
 

50 Lakeside Drive, Buena Park

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,336 SqFt
This is a beautiful home in a gated community. Home comes with a boat and and boat doc. Would be a great home or project for an EB5 investor or professional investor who can accommodate the specific needs and issues with this property. Mold repair, upgrades, other repairs and settlement of multiple liens and judgments needed. Please email for further details.
$799,000
 

9485 Geranium Circle, Fountain Valley

4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,116 SqFt
Grossly underpriced due to work needed completing!Dual RV parking!! Rare opportunity for a highly upgraded 4 BEDROOM + OFFICE home in Fountain valley with RV parking, solar panel lease, new water heater, newer dual pane windows, newer master shower, newer 2nd bathroom remodel, 100 amp circuit breaker in garage, 30 amp watt for RV hook up, communication panel in master bedroom, granite counter tops in kitchen, newer exterior paint, $600.00
$720,000
 

3125 S Deegan Drive, Santa Ana

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,240 SqFt
Welcome to 3125 S. Deegan Drive. Located In The Desirable South Coast Metro Neighborhood. This 4 Bedroom And 2.5 Bath Home Welcomes you with High Ceilings, And Sun Filled Rooms. This Home Has A Great Lay Out, The Downstairs includes Living Room w/ Fireplace Large Kitchen Overlooking The Backyard, Opening To The Formal Dining Room and Family Room. The Convenient Central Location Has Access To many Restaurants, Shopping And Arts. Explore South

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 April 9th, 2020 at 6:51am 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.