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                                                                                                                                               Jerry Pilgrim

                                                                                            Pilgrim Team of Professional Realty Associates

                                                                                                       717-757-5955 or [email protected]


Local Agent Provides Resource on Foreclosure Alternatives, Short Sales

For homeowners struggling with Home Financing payments, website explains differences between foreclosure and short sales.

 York, PA – 11-15-2010– Local CDPE-designated agent, Jerry Pilgrim of Professional Realty Associates, has released an informational report comparing the consequences of a Short Sale and foreclosure.

 The report can be found at and provides a thorough explanation of how a short sale may potentially improve a homeowner’s future financial stability.

 “Considering how damaging foreclosure can be for the homeowner and the surrounding community, it is important that everyone knows all of the alternatives available,” Pilgrim said. “This report is the latest addition to my website, which gives distressed homeowners a way to inform themselves on their best options.”

 Currently, one in seven Home Loans is in some stage of delinquency. Once a Home Financing payment has been missed, the lender has the ability to begin the foreclosure process. A short sale can potentially minimize the damage to one’s future loan eligibility, credit score, employment, security clearance and more.

 “We often see homeowners enter the foreclosure process without any visible means of professional guidance,” Pilgrim said. “My hope is to inform the community that there are legal, dignified alternatives to foreclosure.”

 The CDPE designation provides real estate agents with the tools and knowledge needed to efficiently, ethically and effectively pursue foreclosure alternatives, specifically short sales. In addition to their initial training, CDPE-designated agents are connected to a network of professionals via the Distressed Property Institute, allowing them to remain regularly updated on the complex and quickly changing real estate market.

 For more information about the CDPE Designation, visit