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Buying a house from the foreclosure list can be a great way to buy an apartment 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 terrific 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 Lions Bay bank foreclosures?

I use Foreclosuresearch.ca for my foreclosure needs because it is a one stop shop so to speak for education about the market and the Lions Bay foreclosures procedure as well as lists of available properties in Lions Bay British Columbia with photos and descriptions.

This saves me a lot of time and effort. I don’t have to search the internet for hours looking at different Realtors websites combing through houses that are certainly 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 decision.

Other options for finding foreclosed properties in Lions Bay is to reach out to your local bank to see if they are carrying properties in their portfolio or to contact a local Realtor that specializes in foreclosure listings. Many Realtors will list whatever property they can get their hands on but they may not be well versed in the foreclosure purchasing process so you need to be informed before going in.

How to buy a foreclosed house with bad credit

Let me start by saying that investing in a foreclosed house in Lions Bay with bad credit is conceivable!

First, you have the alternative 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. There are many programs available again to aid those with low incomes or poor credit to buy properties.

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

 

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How you can buy a foreclosed condo in Lions Bay, BC

The first step is to get pre approved for a mortgage through a bank of your choosing or earn enough money to buy a house through an auction for all cash.

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

Find a Realtor that is skilled in Lions Bay 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 investing in foreclosed properties.

Something that ought 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 ensure the repairs after purchasing. This is the only problem in my opinion when buying foreclosed homes

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

This relies 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 transfer to the bank and the title to be completed. Personally, I have had properties to me within three days in most cases.

If you are purchasing a property through a mortgage then the closing process takes a small amount longer. My practical experience has been about thirty days to closing, which is pretty standard when purchasing a property. The key is to obtain your down payment to the bank quickly and arrange monies to pay for your closing costs. Any paperwork that the bank sends you should be filled out immediately and sent back to speed up the process.
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 offering the property. This means that any repairs could fall back upon the new owner to take care of. Sometimes the repairs are small-scale and other times they are huge.

Often a foreclosed property has sat uninhabited for a while so maintenance has been shruged off and will need to be dealt with immediately.

Sometimes, just because the title has changed to a new owner doesn’t mean that all problems have passed. This is the significance 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.

Patience is key here! The bank is in business to make money so they will be trying to get the highest price for the house that they can.

Remember that working with banks is a mechanical process and usually handled by computers and not real people. This can be frustrating 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 transfer the property quickly.

Are bank owned homes suitable or harmful? This all hinges on your aims and the risk degree that you are willing to accept. If you are able to take on the prospective repairs by yourself and not look for the bank to pay for them then this is a good deal! Don't forget to do your due diligence on foreclosures and on your residential property before buying to know exactly what you are getting involved in.