Purchasing a house from the foreclosure list can be a great way to buy a residential property or investment property at a huge discount! Largely this is because of lack of knowledge about the process or fear from misinformation they may have heard about buying a foreclosure. Foreclosuresearch.ca is a great resource to learn all about the foreclosure market and how best to work out a deal that suits your unique needs.
How can I find Dawson Creek bank foreclosures?
I use Foreclosuresearch.ca for my foreclosure needs because it is a one stop shop so to speak for knowledge about the market and the Dawson Creek foreclosures process as well as lists of available properties in Dawson Creek British Columbia with pictures and descriptions.
This saves me a bunch of time and effort. I don’t have to search the internet for many hours looking at different Realtors websites sifting through houses that are not foreclosures or don’t fit what I am looking for.
Even many Realtors have started to use their website to find the absolute BEST deal for their clients! If a real estate professional depends on www.foreclosuresearch.ca, then I know I made the right move.
Other options for finding foreclosed properties in Dawson Creek is to get in touch with your local bank to see if they are carrying properties in their portfolio or to contact a local Realtor that concentrates in foreclosure listings. Many Realtors will list just about any property they can get their hands on but they may not be well versed in the foreclosure buying process so you need to be enlightened before going in.
How to buy a foreclosed house with bad credit
Let me start by saying that buying a foreclosed house in Dawson Creek with bad credit is conceivable!
First, you have the option to buy a house for cash at a real estate auction. Then your credit doesn’t play a factor at all because you are not securing a loan. Not everyone has this sort of money lying around though so lets consider other options.
Research federal home buying programs. After the global economic crisis the last several years, banks have started to loosen their lending requirements again at the prompting of governments to allow homebuyers the option of experiencing homeownership. There are many programs available again to aid those with low incomes or bad credit to buy homes. Your local housing authority agency should be able to help if you don’t find what you need on the internet.
Search for houses in your area and look for loans with low down payments. Save up money for your down payment but expect to pay a slightly higher interest rate thanks to your lower credit score. You should be able to remortgage in a couple of years after making on time payments to get a lower rate.
How you can buy a foreclosed condo in Dawson Creek, BC
The first step is to get pre approved for a mortgage through a bank of your choosing or gather enough money to buy a property through an auction for all cash.
Next, find condos in Dawson Creek, BC that you are interest in. I use Foreclosuresearch.ca for this.
Find a Realtor that focuses in Dawson Creek foreclosures and will be able to help you through the process of buying.
If you have questions about the process, I would consider speaking to a real estate or foreclosure attorney before purchasing to make sure you understand the method and the complexities of purchasing foreclosed properties.
Something that needs to be considered before you buy is that some foreclosure properties are not open to having a home inspection done before buying and/or the bank that owns the property may not agree to make any repairs. This could end up costing you some money to make the repairs after purchasing. This is the only downside in my opinion when buying foreclosed homes
How long does it take to buy a Dawson Creek foreclosure or distress sale?
This depends upon how you are buying the property. Properties that are bought in cash at an auction are turned over within a week or two maximum depending upon how much time it takes your funds to move to the bank and the title to be completed. Personally, I have had properties go to me within three days in most cases.
If you are buying a property through a mortgage then the closing process takes a small bit longer. My experience has been about thirty days to closing, which is pretty regular when purchasing a property.
Are there reasons not to buy a bank foreclosure?
Foreclosed houses are usually sold “as is,” indicating the bank is not willing to make any repairs before offering the property. This means that any repairs could fall back upon the new owner to deal with. Sometimes the repairs are minor and other times they are significant.
Often a foreclosed property has sat empty for some time so maintenance has been neglected and will need to be looked after immediately.
Sometimes, just because the title has changed to a new owner doesn’t mean that all difficulties have passed. This is the importance of having a title search done prior to buying a property due to the fact that liens or lawsuits could be attached to the property and you could inherit them without knowing it.
How to negotiate for bank owned homes.
Diligence is key here! The bank is in business to make money so they will be trying to get the greatest price for the house that they can.
Dealing with banks is an automated process and usually handled by computers and not actual people. This can be irritating for you the buyer but it is what it is. Ultimately if you are persistent the bank will likely cave if they have no other offers because they understand they need to move the property quickly.Are bank owned homes suitable or harmful? This all hinges on your aims and the risk level that you are willing to accept. If you are willing to take on the potential repairs by yourself and not look for the bank to pay for them then this is a very good deal! Remember to do your homework on foreclosures and on your property before purchasing to know really what you are getting involved in.