I’m sure you know what pre-foreclosure is. But do you know buying a pre-foreclosure can actually save you up to 40% of the market value of the pre-foreclosure house? Or you are actually already thinking to buy a pre-foreclosure? Either way, you will need info to know more about pre-foreclosure and further decide your strategy to buy pre-foreclosure.
For your info, pre-foreclosure happens when home owner has missed at least one payment of the loan. The lender will then issue a Notice of Default which is a public record asking the home owner to respond to the un-paid payment/loan. This is the first legal stage of a home being foreclosed. Home owners have to respond fast to show their motivation to solve the problem. Foreclosure home owners will be very motivated to look for home buyers to buy their house during this very period.
There are always advantages and disadvantages of buying pre-foreclosure. One has to get the balance point within the advantages and disadvantages. Buying pre-foreclosure could be very prosperous in return but in another hand, it might be a nightmare.
Talking on its advantages, the sale agreements of buying pre-foreclosure could be flexible and adjustable. For the agreement only involves 2 parties – buyers (us) and the home owner. Thus, as long as the pre-foreclosure homeowner agrees, the agreement is always negotiable. Secondly, buying pre-foreclosure could save you up to 40% of market value of the foreclosure home. It means if a foreclosure home’s market value is 250,000USD, you could save up to 100,000USD. Sure your neighbors will envy you for you owning the same house with them but with the different price they are paying.
Thirdly, buying pre-foreclosure straight from homeowner as compared to buying foreclosure home through auction or REO (Real Estate Owned) allows you to have adequate time to research on the conditions of the foreclosure real estate As stated above, the agreement involves only you and the homeowner, you can always have a look on the title and other details of the foreclosure home as long as the homeowner gives a green light, can’t you? For most of the cases, buying pre-foreclosure needs lesser down payment and this make the fourth advantage of buying pre-foreclosure. As long you got your lender, everything should be going smooth.
Of cause, buying pre-foreclosure have not only these 4 advantages, but they are the major one. Having so many advantages in buying pre-foreclosure, does it mean buying pre-foreclosure is easy? I doubt it. Great bargains always need efforts and good things don’t easily have you unless, you planned your strategy properly.