Save Big Time Buying A Foreclosure
Source: J. Brian Keith - United States
Owning a home is something every hard working American wants. Many first time buyers discover the only home they can afford may not be all that they were hoping for. There's not many things more discouraging than calling a real estate agent, giving them your financial information and filling them in on what type of home you'd like to buy for the price range you are comfortable with, then seeing the look on their face and explaining to you what you can really afford. While most people give in and settle for much less, many others find a market that will allow them to purchase homes below or well below what the market dictates, getting much more for their money than most conventional methods of finding a home. Many home buyers are discovering foreclosure lists and the foreclosure market.
In the Pre-Internet time, finding foreclosures could mean buying very expensive lists and having them sent to you via the mail or knowing someone with an "inside scoop". Now that's all behind us. Websites like Forclosure.com keep up to date, huge databases of thousands and thousands of foreclosure listings that allow home buyers to search by state, county, city and zip codes to better find what they need in their target areas. Search Engine results provide potential buyers with all the details needed to find foreclosure homes that best suit their criteria, for example: what the price of the home is, how many bathrooms or bedrooms the home has, who must be contacted for information about the home, the address and a photos can be provided sometimes as well.
Like any market, the real estate market has great bargains if you are willing to put in the effort to find them. It's just a matter of knowing where to look. Foreclosures can present home buyers a way to grab a home at ridiculous prices, many times saving as much as 50% on the price of their home or more. On occasion properties can be purchased for as much as half of their market value. Until recently, the hardest part of purchasing foreclosed homes was finding foreclosures that were available for sale at the time.
Conventional methods of purchasing real estate can serve some purposes, many home buyers, especially first time home buyers, can be best served utilizing the resources of a site like Forclosure.com. Purchasing a home for much less than market value can help home buyers get into the type of home they may not be able to afford otherwise.
Above and beyond the potential savings, home buyers can gain financing advantages that are many times offered by banks or government agencies that have repossessed properties and then need to be sold. Many times, a buyer can finance a purchase with very little money out of their pocket and at a lower or reduced interest rate. When banks foreclose on a property, they call it REO or "Real Estate Owned". REO homes are at times offered at well below market value. It's not unheard of for a bank to offer no prepayment penalties, financing with no points and or low loan costs on their REO homes when they finance them themselves.
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