Where To Find Foreclosure PropertiesWhere To Find Foreclosure Properties

When looking at properties to buy some potential homeowner will look for foreclosure properties but sometimes finding these types of properties can be a bit confusing because on real estate websites they may use different terms to get you to check out the properties that they are offering for sale to bring in new potential buyers. They may use words such as pre-foreclosures, sheriff's sales, bank-owned, auctions, and foreclosure properties. Before looking at properties to buy it is a good idea to know what these terms mean and how they relate to foreclosure properties.

The majority of persons who are looking for foreclosure properties are really looking for a bank-owned home which are also called RE0 (Real Estate Owned). This simply means that the houses for sale are ones that have already gone through the complete foreclosure process and are now owned by a lender, which is usually the bank, and they want to sell them. If this is the type of foreclosure property you are interested in then you could get a mortgage to finance the house.

When buying a bank-owned home for sale most of the regular home buying transactions will apply. The buyer will have buyer protection which includes most seller contingencies and disclosures. One of the great things with these types of foreclosure homes for sale is that they are easy to find and you do not have to subscribe to a foreclosure-tracking service or look through county records to find them. You can find them on a realtor's website. Buying a bank-owned home is the type of foreclosure property that most home buyers prefer because the properties are qualified for financing and ready to move into.

You can also find foreclosure properties at foreclosure auctions but here it is all cash only purchases most of the time and not many buyers have that much cash available. This also includes sheriff's sales. There are also higher risks with either of these sales such as having other outstanding associated liens even though the lien or title holders are the ones selling the home. These other liens may be something that they buyer does not know about before buying the home. Before buying homes at an auction or sheriff's sale make sure that you do a detailed research of the property's title history to see if there are any other outstanding debts or liens because you would be responsible for them after the sale even if you did not know about them.

Another drawback with purchasing foreclosure properties at a foreclosure auction or sheriff's sale is that the house often cannot be entered by the buyer until after the transaction has closed. Because the current tenants or owners retain property rights until the sale is final they can do what they want with the property such as trashing the home. Sometimes if you buy through a foreclosure auction you may have to pay the former tenants or owners a bribe called cash for key to get them to move out peacefully after the sale is finalized.

by MohitJain
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