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What is a foreclosure? Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few years, you are well aware of what a bank foreclosure is. It's no secret that the U.S. housing market is in deep trouble, largely due to the sheer volume of homes which are going into foreclosure. In the majority of these foreclosures, the borrowers failed to make their monthly mortgage payments as agreed with the lender. Because of this, the bank who issued the mortgage had to take the property back and attempt to sell it in an effort to recoup its losses. This is what a bank foreclosure is, a home owned by a bank or other lender as a result of the previous owner failing to make their payments.
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These foreclosed homes are now available on the market. A lot of people are misinformed about these homes and as a result, don't understand how good of an investment these properties can be. There are three things which you need to know about foreclosures:
1: A bank will usually sell for less
One of the best things about buying foreclosed homes is that the bank is eager to sell these properties quickly; this means you can get a great deal on these properties. Banks, after all are not in the business of owning homes, so they will in many cases sell them for below market value.
2: Bank Owned Homes Aren't A Mess
A lot of people hold the misconception that foreclosed properties are run down and generally in bad shape. They are in fact just like any other homes you may look at with a view to buying. These homes are as often as not in very good condition and are a great opportunity to buy a home on the cheap with little or no repair needed. You should of course still have the property thoroughly inspected, as well as appraised before you buy.
3: Regular Home Loans Work For Foreclosures
Another myth about these homes in bank foreclosure is that they are available only to those who can afford to hand over a large amount of cash. There are investors who buy foreclosed properties this way, but most prefer to use their liquid assets elsewhere. Anyone can buy a foreclosure using a regular home loan.
Bank foreclosures are not something anyone cheers for, but investors find that these are a great way to invest in property affordable.