If I start to negotiate a short sale on my house can my retirement (403b, IRA) be touched?


I know that banks look at your assets when negotiating short sales, but are retirement accounts included. Is there a way to hide that money or any money? I am drowning under my mortgage, but I don’t want foreclosure and bankruptsy. I owe 556,000 combined two mortgages and I still can’t sell my house at 540,000. It was appraised at 640, 000 at the beginning of the summer, but there is too much inventory and too few buyers. HELP!!!

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