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Partner Daniel Tota again quoted discussing Short Sales

Daniel Tota, a partner and real estate attorney at Durante, Bock & Tota P.L.L.C. in Yorktown Heights, said he is selective in taking on short-sale sellers or buyers as clients. "There are a lot of pitfalls," he said.

Getting the bank's approval of a short sale – which removes the lien on the mortgaged property – commonly takes six to eight months, Tota said. "There's so much uncertainty," much of it caused by lenders with their different approaches and their changing demands in the course of a deal, he said.

"The general idea is that you're trying to create a situation where the offer to the bank is better than any alternative that they have" through foreclosure, Tota said. "Unfortunately, not all banks think rationally and logically."

Publication: Westchester Business Journal