10 Best Cities to Find Short Sales

Short sale signDon't worry, the housing recovery isn't wiping out the discounts on homes that were prevalent at the height if the housing decline. Short sales and foreclosures are still aplenty in many housing markets around the country. And the savings are steep.

Short sales went for an average of 23 percent below market rate in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac. But there were plenty of markets where the discounts stretched further than that. "Short sales are on the rise as a better alternative to foreclosure in many areas -- good news for buyers and investors in markets where short sales are closing more quickly at solid discounts," said RealtyTrac vice president Daren Blomquist. "But buying from the bank may still be a better option in other markets because of increasing REO inventory, deeper discounts and shorter times to close."

Click through the gallery below to see the 10 best markets to find a short sale.


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