Hardship Letter Examples

   Hardship Letter for Short Sale

{Your Name}
{Your Address}
{Your Phone Number}


RE: short sale request for my home at {address}

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is {Name}, and I currently reside at {address}, a house that I bought on {date of purchase}. At the time, {mortgage company} provided me with a {30-year, 15-year, etc.} mortgage of {amount in dollars}, with a {fixed/variable} interest rate.

When I purchased the home, I was perfectly capable of making the mortgage payments on time and in full. Since {date}, however, I have been struggling to make the payments because of {details of why you have fallen behind on payments; be specific}.

Currently, my monthly income is {amount in dollars}, which must go to {medical payments, childcare costs, etc.}, leaving an amount that will not satisfy my mortgage payment.

I have found a buyer who will purchase my home for {amount in dollars}, which is the best offer I have found since putting the home on the market in {month}. I am hoping you will accept this offer so that we can both avoid the hassle and cost of a foreclosure.

I would also appreciate it if we could work out a plan that doesn't require you to make a negative report on my credit.

I have enclosed the relevant financial paperwork that will help to illustrate my current situation, including {explanation of the paperwork you're including}.

I am truly sorry that I have ended up in this situation, and I hope that my plan for this short sale will make it so that we can all move on as quickly and smoothly as possible.


{Sender Name}

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