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In real estate,the lender's agreement to release its lien upon property so that the property can be sold, even though the sale price will not generate enough money to pay off the loan. Investors who specialize in purchasing preforeclosure properties will often negotiate a short sale price with the lender as part of their strategy.Oftentimes,the lender will agree to forgive the balance of the mortgage debt.
An agreement between a mortgage borrower in distress and the lender that allows the borrower to sell the house and remit the proceeds to the lender.
Ashort sale is an alternative to foreclosure or a deed in lieu of foreclosure. See Payment Problems/Position of the Lender/Permanent Problem.