Know The Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosed Home

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The process of looking into a Foreclosed home can be complex. There are many steps to this process, and whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a reoccurring buyer, this process can also take additional research. With further research, you can find the pros that best fit your situation to buy a foreclosed home.


While also breaking down the various processes a foreclosed home goes through, we will also go over the pros and cons of buying a foreclosed home. So sit back and get your pens out!


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A question you might have as a homebuyer is, What makes a home classified as a foreclosure? When a current owner misses a certain amount of payments and cannot keep up with the property, the bank will take over the property from the current owner and become responsible for selling the property to a new owner.


Before we get too ahead of ourselves, the bank does not automatically take the home. The current owner has an opportunity to place their property up for a short sale.


In a short sale, the current homeowner has a separate window to sell their home. This part of the process falls into the pros and cons of buying a foreclosed home.



Less competition, especially now in a seller's market. 
There may be a chance of getting a decent deal when it comes to price.



Face the cost of repairs that might make the home's price rise up.
Uncertainty, the current homeowner, can take back their home if they can find the money.
Long process, closing on a short sale can take a little longer than buying an average home.


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If the homeowner cannot sell their home in a short sale, they can either place the home in an auction or have the bank do it. The auction will be held in a public place. This type of auction will usually be announced in various spaces for anyone to come for a chance at a foreclosed home.



It can get pre-approved through the bank and used on a foreclosed home through an auction. 



sometimes at an auction, they will only take cash offers.
Extra research is needed to understand the various stipulations. 
Having to buy a home as-is.


What many families may hear when it comes to buying a foreclosed home is the process, which requires consistent communication and patience. Unfortunately, as we see from the first stage to now, nothing is guaranteed, which is the biggest con we see when buying a foreclosed home.


In this last phase, the bank will be in complete control. Now, anyone will have access to see this platform via the web, no matter their location, and can have the ability to get a lender and also get an agent to help them.



Can order an inspection. 
Get a trusted agent to help.



longer process. 
depending on the property, you must have an agent.


This process or avenue may not be for everyone, but as stated in our last "What is on the Market" episode, being open to all parts of the homebuyer process does more good than bad. So, while this venture may not be the one for you, today, you just became knowledgeable and may be able to help a friend or family member.

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