If you need to sell, SELL. Don’t wait for the market to come back. While you wait your home could depreciate more. In addition, you may lose your right to forgiveness of the debt. This special tax relief actually applies to anyone who has forgiven mortgage debt during the tax years 2007 through 2012. But starting in 2013, this tax break goes away. Whatch the Suze Orman video.
Shortsales are here to stay. If you must sell consider the shortsale.