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August 16, 2010

Foreclosure Auction

Foreclosure auction refers to selling real estate at public auctions so banks can recover financial losses associated with the foreclosure process. While it is true real estate can be purchased below market value, buyers should take time to understand the process involved and engage in due diligence prior to placing bids on distressed properties.

A foreclosure auction usually takes place at a public location such as county fairgrounds and local courthouses, but can also occur at the property being auctioned. Public auctions offering multiple homes for sale allow buyers the opportunity to scout out potential deals.

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August 09, 2010

Real Estate Buying Bank Owned

Real estate buying bank owned refers to purchasing properties that have been repossessed by mortgage lenders. Bank owned properties consist of foreclosure real estate that did not sell through public auctions or were held by lenders until market conditions improved and could be sold at a higher price.

Real estate buying bank owned has become a popular strategy amongst real estate investors, home buyers, and business owners looking for cheap commercial properties. Bank owned foreclosures are often priced upwards of 20- to 30-percent below appraised value. Properties are sold directly through each bank's loss mitigation division or their assigned realtors

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April 08, 2010

Foreclosure Houses

Foreclosure houses are appealing to first time home buyers and real estate investors because they can be purchased below market value. The majority of foreclosure properties sold through public auctions or lending institutions require repairs or renovations. However, most can be transformed into a great residence or investment property.

There are pros and cons to buying foreclosure houses. Individuals who have never purchased real estate through public auctions should take time to learn how the process works. Otherwise, bargain foreclosure properties can quickly turn into money pits.

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December 15, 2009

Foreclosure Real Estate

Considering investing in foreclosure real estate? You're not alone. From first time home buyers to seasoned investors, foreclosure properties can be a smart choice. They can also be your worst nightmare. Taking time to understand the market and what is occurring behind the scenes can help buyers determine if purchasing foreclosure property is the best option.

Nearly every day the rules for buying foreclosure real estate change. In February 2009, President Obama unveiled a $75 billion mortgage relief plan. Devised to provide assistance to nearly 9 million struggling homeowners, the Homeowner Stability Initiative offered incentives to mortgage lenders to engage in loan modifications with borrowers facing foreclosure.

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September 28, 2009

Foreclosure Home

When it comes to buying a foreclosure home it is important to understand the pros and cons of this type of real estate transaction. While you might be lucky enough to find a foreclosed house in perfect condition, chances are high you will need to engage in physical labor to get the property back in good condition.

Before beginning your quest for the perfect foreclosure home, it is a good idea to apply for pre-qualified home mortgage financing. Doing so ensures you are qualified to buy the property and provides extra bargaining leverage when it comes time to make an offer.

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March 25, 2009

Foreclosure Homes

Foreclosure homes are houses which borrowers still owe money on but can no longer afford to maintain their payments. Once borrowers become 31 days delinquent on their mortgage note lenders can initiate pre-foreclosure and force the borrower out of their home. Although the process takes several months to complete, foreclosure is a stressful event that will darken your credit history for up to a decade.

Once banks take possession of foreclosure homes they attempt to sell them through foreclosure auctions. More often than not, foreclosed homes require repairs and renovations. It is not uncommon for previous homeowners to trash the place when they are evicted.

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November 24, 2008

Foreclosed Homes

Are foreclosed homes a smart investment? The answer is a resounding, Yes! But, there are a few catches. First, you need to understand the foreclosure process. Secondly, you need to be able to wait out the housing crisis.

Currently, more than 11,000 million foreclosed homes sit vacant. Nearly every metropolitan city street is peppered with distressed properties in need of repair. The majority of these houses are priced to sell. While purchasing houses under market value is the key to turning a profit, it is of particular importance to thoroughly inspect every inch of foreclosure real estate.

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