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What To Look For When Buying A Foreclosure

INTRO

In today’s real estate marketing, foreclosures can be a great deal. However there are things that you need to watch for. This report will educate you on what to look for.

REPORT

Foreclosures can be a great deal if you a looking for a home. Many are below market value, and can really save you some money. However they can also turn into a nightmare if you don’t know what you are looking for. Many foreclosures are unfortunately not in the best conditions and if you don’t know what you are looking for there could be a very unpleasant surprise. Here are some important things to consider before you purchase a foreclosure.

Work With A Professional– It is important work with someone who knows foreclosures and not go at it alone. As you’ll see in this report there will be many things you want to look for, and working with a professional who has your best interests in mind will only make sure you make the right decision. We have experience and the relationships to make sure you make the most informed decision possible.

Get A Full Inspection– With most foreclosed properties being sold “as is”, is it vital you get a professional inspection before you purchase one. When someone realizes they are about to lose their home to foreclosure, it’s not uncommon for them to stop caring about the home. So if something breaks or malfunctions they are not going to fix it. Don’t be surprised if the owner sells items from the home like appliances, cabinets, etc. Also if you are dealing with a really bitter owner they might intentionally damage the house.

Non-Owner Occupied Homes– If the owner is being foreclosed on, that doesn’t mean they live at that property. There are often times that the home is rented out or there might even be squatters. Often times if you purchase the foreclosure you are responsible evicting the occupants. This can sometimes turn messy where the occupants don’t want to leave and it can turn into a legal battle. If you aren’t familiar with the eviction process you should hire a lawyer. If this is too much for you, then make sure the foreclosure you are looking at is not a non-owner occupied home.

Physical Condition Of Property– Just because a foreclosed home does have some damage doesn’t mean it’s not a good deal. Because foreclosed homes are often times below market value, investing in the improvements can bring the home back to life and still be a great deal. That’s why is so important to get a professional inspection to know exactly what you have in front of you. Once you know what needs are to be improved you then can calculate whether or not the asking price is reasonable considering the possible repair expenses. This way, you will not find yourself paying more than what the property is worth.

Secondary Liens and Claims– When purchasing a foreclosed property it is very important to check for any adverse claims and liens on the property. Especially for homes that are in pre-foreclosure. Sometimes, an owner fails to make full disclosure and you could end up with creditors on your back. Be sure to verify the title or deed and check it for encumbrances. You don’t want to be stuck paying for them.

Get Your “Right” Price– Just because a property is a foreclosure and the home is below marketing value doesn’t means the price is set in stone. Don’t be afraid to negotiate, if you think the asking price is too high then put a bid in for what you think that property is worth to you. Also if you are looking to purchase a foreclosure in an auction don’t get caught up in emotion or competitive bidding. Set a price in your head and don’t go over it.

What Is The Real Total Price– Keep in mind the total price of a foreclosed property is more then what the asking price is. As you saw in this report there are many factors to watch out for. Make sure all liens, claims, back taxes are accounted for. Get a full inspection and see what if anything needs to be repaired. Add all that to the final price and then at point if everything makes sense financially then you know if you’ve got a great deal or not.

Foreclosures can be a great opportunity for anyone from a 1st time home buyer to an experienced investor; you just have to know what you are looking for. An uneducated buyer can get trapped in something they never saw coming. If you have any questions please contact us, we’ll be more then happy to help answer any questions and help you make a wise decision if you are going to purchase a foreclosed property.
What To Look For When Buying A Foreclosure

INTRO

In today’s real estate marketing, foreclosures can be a great deal. However there are things that you need to watch for. This report will educate you on what to look for.

REPORT

Foreclosures can be a great deal if you a looking for a home. Many are below market value, and can really save you some money. However they can also turn into a nightmare if you don’t know what you are looking for. Many foreclosures are unfortunately not in the best conditions and if you don’t know what you are looking for there could be a very unpleasant surprise. Here are some important things to consider before you purchase a foreclosure.

Work With A Professional– It is important work with someone who knows foreclosures and not go at it alone. As you’ll see in this report there will be many things you want to look for, and working with a professional who has your best interests in mind will only make sure you make the right decision. We have experience and the relationships to make sure you make the most informed decision possible.

Get A Full Inspection– With most foreclosed properties being sold “as is”, is it vital you get a professional inspection before you purchase one. When someone realizes they are about to lose their home to foreclosure, it’s not uncommon for them to stop caring about the home. So if something breaks or malfunctions they are not going to fix it. Don’t be surprised if the owner sells items from the home like appliances, cabinets, etc. Also if you are dealing with a really bitter owner they might intentionally damage the house.

Non-Owner Occupied Homes– If the owner is being foreclosed on, that doesn’t mean they live at that property. There are often times that the home is rented out or there might even be squatters. Often times if you purchase the foreclosure you are responsible evicting the occupants. This can sometimes turn messy where the occupants don’t want to leave and it can turn into a legal battle. If you aren’t familiar with the eviction process you should hire a lawyer. If this is too much for you, then make sure the foreclosure you are looking at is not a non-owner occupied home.

Physical Condition Of Property– Just because a foreclosed home does have some damage doesn’t mean it’s not a good deal. Because foreclosed homes are often times below market value, investing in the improvements can bring the home back to life and still be a great deal. That’s why is so important to get a professional inspection to know exactly what you have in front of you. Once you know what needs are to be improved you then can calculate whether or not the asking price is reasonable considering the possible repair expenses. This way, you will not find yourself paying more than what the property is worth.

Secondary Liens and Claims– When purchasing a foreclosed property it is very important to check for any adverse claims and liens on the property. Especially for homes that are in pre-foreclosure. Sometimes, an owner fails to make full disclosure and you could end up with creditors on your back. Be sure to verify the title or deed and check it for encumbrances. You don’t want to be stuck paying for them.

Get Your “Right” Price– Just because a property is a foreclosure and the home is below marketing value doesn’t means the price is set in stone. Don’t be afraid to negotiate, if you think the asking price is too high then put a bid in for what you think that property is worth to you. Also if you are looking to purchase a foreclosure in an auction don’t get caught up in emotion or competitive bidding. Set a price in your head and don’t go over it.

What Is The Real Total Price– Keep in mind the total price of a foreclosed property is more then what the asking price is. As you saw in this report there are many factors to watch out for. Make sure all liens, claims, back taxes are accounted for. Get a full inspection and see what if anything needs to be repaired. Add all that to the final price and then at point if everything makes sense financially then you know if you’ve got a great deal or not.

Foreclosures can be a great opportunity for anyone from a 1st time home buyer to an experienced investor; you just have to know what you are looking for. An uneducated buyer can get trapped in something they never saw coming. If you have any questions please contact us, we’ll be more then happy to help answer any questions and help you make a wise decision if you are going to purchase a foreclosed property.


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20:16 27 Sep 19
John's team interfered in the real estate contract by trying to negotiate a ridiculous temporary lease and 90 day extension then telling the buyer and the buyers agent the deal was done. When I wouldn't agree to a 3 month extension and allow the 'buyer' to move in with no credit report and no real lease, John's team's advice to the buyer was to lower their lease offer. He just couldn't make the loan happen in the first 10 day extension period HE proposed. Kind of Hinky - the lender contacting the seller directly.read more
Mark Foster
Mark Foster
11:17 30 May 19
John and his team worked diligently to make the process as easy as possible. They kept me informed and sent me step by step what they were doing so I always knew where we were in the process. I had a very low credit score and they still made it happen! Thanks John, Troy, Allan and the whole team.read more
Rich and Bekah Roberts
Rich and Bekah Roberts
17:43 24 May 19
John and his team are excellent at what they do. Very friendly and helpful, yet also down to earth and realistic about your ability to attain such and such mortgage. John will let you know if your "dreams" are a match with the reality of your financial situation. John wants you in a mortgage, but he wants you in one you can afford comfortably. I had numerous questions throughout process, and John gladly answered each and every one. I am very grateful my wife and I chose John, and would do so again if/when we have other mortgage needs. If you're ready to buy a home, you wont be disappointed with John McCoy!read more
Jeremy Dean
Jeremy Dean
06:16 07 Mar 19
John the Mortgage Man worked to get me and my wife into our first home this year! We had some issues with low funds, high debt and bad credit, but John helped us to determine how much we needed to save up to get in the home we wanted. Once we got there John was able to hook us up with a lender and get us a good deal on a loan. We closed in just over two weeks from the time we found a house that we wanted! John always made us feel at ease and answered any questions we had. Very knowledgeable, very responsive and very kind! Thank you John for everything! Highly recommend!!!read more
John McCoy
John McCoy
15:12 19 Feb 19
John made getting our loan processed very efficient and worry free. He will do the same for you!
CJ
CJ
19:47 20 Oct 18
12 days from application to closing, now that's fast! Great overall service, everything John said he would do, he did it. My clients were thrilled.read more
Frank J Rosati
Frank J Rosati
19:15 20 Oct 18
John made everything easy for the purchase. He had everything covered (all the associated costs, paperwork) that I needed to close. It was a pleasure to work with him again (this is my second time working with John) and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to finance a home.read more
debbie powell
debbie powell
19:05 19 Aug 18
John goes out of the way for you to make sure you are informed, kept up to date, and always professional. Definitely goes the extra mile to help! Everything is done in a timely manner. Thanks so much John! This is my second mortgage through John McCoy and team.read more
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John The Mortgage Man
4838 Holly Rd Suite 201
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 510-1420johnthemortgageman@hotmail.com