Short selling a home in order to avoid foreclosure — a lot of people are doing it, and it seems like everyone is talking about it. But what exactly is a short sale, and is it the best course of action for homeowners who are facing foreclosure? Nolo’s free online content gives you the long and short of short sales, including things to consider and some common scams to watch out for. If you’re thinking about short-selling your home — or just wondering what all the short sale fuss is about — check out these free articles online now at

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