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March 29, 2010

What Does REO Mean

A common question I am asked is what does REO mean? REO stands for real estate owned and refers to foreclosure property which has been returned to the bank. Banks hold the title, manage the property and are responsible for selling it. Bank owned homes are sold directly through each lender's loss mitigation department or a designated real estate agent.

Many people wonder what does REO mean in terms of buying properties at reduced prices? While it is true most real estate owned properties are sold below market value, buyers must take in to account repair costs required to return properties to livable condition. Some homes are in near perfect condition, while others are in complete disarray and require an entire renovation.

Real Estate Investing article on "What Does REO Mean"

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.

Real Estate Investing article on "Foreclosure Home"