Although you can physically quit claim deed your property back to your bank, it probably will have no legally binding effect. The bank will argue that there was no acceptance. You can contact the bank and request a deed in lieu of foreclosure. This allows the bank to receive the deed back and you are no longer liable for any expenses relating to the property.
No, you cannot.
A deed is not effective unless accepted by the bank.
Short selling is the easiest way out. Other possibilities are a Chapter 13 plan that vests the property to the bank, or a quiet title action to vest in the bank. But the short sale will cost you less.
Our office can help with this; we handle them regularly.
This strategy will not be effective, so don't waste your time. Contact a local realtor about short selling the property & you may be entitled to a bonus from the lender, unless your bankruptcy trustee is planning on doing the same thing to get money for your creditors. Check to see if your bankruptcy case has been closed, which is a step beyond a discharge. Hope this perspective helps!