What's a short sale? It's also known as a pre-foreclosure, because they are typically brought about when a home owner owes more on a property than it is worth, and the home owner needs to sell in order to avoid a foreclosure. These are considered distressed sales, which typically make up a very small percentage of sales in Santa Cruz. There may be no short sales available in Santa Cruz, but if there are, you will see the Santa Cruz short sale inventory on this page.
If you are a homeowner and are interested in doing a short sale, please check out our Short Sale Guidebook. It's packed with information you'll find useful, including: