The lure of finding a home priced well below the current market value has made buying foreclosed homes appealing to buyers for a long time. Foreclosures come in all shapes and sizes from small starter homes to massive luxury mansions. While most people are aware of the many positives to buying a foreclosure there are also many potential pitfalls that need to be considered. When evaluating a particular foreclosed property it is important to have a REALTOR that is experienced in both the local market and in issues that commonly arise with foreclosed properties. There are many different types of foreclosures, including Bank Owned or REO properties, Government Foreclosures like HUD homes, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and many others. Each of these different entities has its own requirements and procedures when selling property that they have acquired through foreclosure. For example, HUD sells their properties through a blind bidding format with set deadlines and with preferences for buyers that will occupy the property as their primary residence. One thing that is common to most foreclosures is that they are usually sold "as-is", with the bank making no guarantee as to the condition or functionality of the home. This makes evaluating the price and condition of the home critical. While a home inspection is always recommended when purchasing a home it is even more important when buying a foreclosure to have a full picture of what to expect from the home and the repairs that are and will be needed if any. When done the right way, buying a foreclosure can be a great experience. It is important to have the right people to advise you through every step of the process. The Homes For Sale In ABQ Team has extensive experience in representing banks and government entities in the sale of foreclosed properties and we have also represented many, many buyers in purchasing foreclosed homes. We know the local market, the process and procedures of foreclosed homes and what the pitfalls are and how to avoid them. If you are interested in purchasing a foreclosed property give us a call today to discuss a custom plan of how to meet your goals.
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