A foreclosed property – also known as Real Estate Owned (REO) – is a home that was once customer-owned but has been turned back to the mortgage holder as the result of a foreclosure action or acceptance of a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
A foreclosure can occur when mortgage payments are not made over a period of time and efforts to resolve the default are unsuccessful. While we make every effort to help customers remain in their homes, sometimes foreclosure becomes the only option.
Consult your local real estate agent to assist you in finding foreclosed properties that might be of interest to you.
Properties are listed at fair market value. Real estate agents review similar listings for price comparisons, assess the property condition, and set an accurate price.
You can finance many REO properties through a lender of your choice. Home inspections on foreclosed properties may be required for certain types of financing.
This varies from property to property, but generally speaking when new buyers purchase a home they minimally like to paint and replace flooring. Other will also replace appliances and do some landscaping.
It varies from situation to situation. Having the bank involved in the negation does lengthen the purchase timeframe, but can be well worth it.