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Purchasing a house from the foreclosure list can be a great way to buy a property or investment property at a huge savings! 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 fantastic resource to learn all about the foreclosure market and how best to negotiate a deal that suits your unique needs.

How can I find Duncan 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 Duncan foreclosures process as well as lists of available properties in Duncan British Columbia with images and descriptions.

This saves me a bunch of time and effort. I don’t have to search the internet for hours looking at different Realtors websites sifting through houses that are definitely 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 trusts www.foreclosuresearch.ca, then I know I made the right move.

Other options for finding foreclosed apartments in Duncan is to get in touch with your local bank to see if they are holding 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 informed before going in.

How to buy a foreclosed house with bad credit

Let me begin by saying that investing in a foreclosed house in Duncan with bad credit is feasible!

You have the option to buy a house for cash at a real estate auction. Your credit doesn’t play a factor at all because you are not taking out a loan. Not everyone has this kind of money lying around though so lets take into account other options.

Research federal home buying programs. After the global economic crisis the last couple of years, banks have started to loosen their lending requirements again at the urging of governments to allow homebuyers the chance of experiencing homeownership. There are many programs readily available again to aid those with low incomes or bad credit to buy homes. Your local housing authority agency should be able to assist if you don’t find what you need online.

Search for buildings in your area and search for loans with low down payments. Save up money for your down payment but expect to pay a moderately higher interest rate as a result of your lower credit score. You should be able to refinance in a number of years after making on time payments to obtain a lower rate.

 

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How to buy a foreclosed condo in Duncan, BC

The initial step is to get pre approved for a mortgage through a bank of your choosing or scrape together enough money to buy a residential or commercial property through an auction for all cash.

Next, find condos in Duncan, BC that you are interest in. I use Foreclosuresearch.ca for this.

Find a Realtor that specializes in Duncan foreclosures and will be able to help you through the method of buying.

If you have questions about the process, I would consider speaking with a real estate or foreclosure attorney before purchasing to make sure you understand the method and the ramifications of buying foreclosed properties.

One thing 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 be willing to make any repairs. This could end up costing you some money to make the repairs after purchasing. This is the only problem in my opinion when buying foreclosed homes

How long does it take to buy a Duncan foreclosure or distress sale?

This hinges on how you are buying the real 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 transfer to me within three days in most cases.

If you are buying a property through a mortgage then the closing process takes a little bit longer. My experience has been about thirty days to closing, which is pretty standard when purchasing a property.
Are there reasons not to buy a bank foreclosure?

Foreclosed houses are usually sold “as is,” suggesting the bank is not willing to make any repairs before selling the property. This means that any repairs could fall back upon the new owner to correct. Sometimes the repairs are trivial and other times they are huge.

Often a foreclosed property has sat empty for a while so maintenance has been shruged off and will need to be taken care of 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 well before buying a property given that liens or lawsuits could be attached to the property and you could inherit them without realizing 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.

Bear in mind that dealing with banks is a mechanical process and usually taken care of by computers and not actual people. This can be irritating for you the buyer but it is what it is. At some point if you are persistent the bank will probably cave if they have no other offers because they understand they need to move the property quickly.

Are bank owned homes ideal or bad? This completely depends upon your aims and the risk level that you are willing to accept. If you are more than willing to take on the prospective repairs on your own and not rely upon the bank to pay for them then this is a good deal! Remember to do your homework on foreclosures and on your house before purchasing to know clearly what you are getting involved in.