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Buying a house from foreclosure listings in Port Coquitlam BC may be a great way to buy a home or investment property at a huge discount! So, why don’t more people capitalize on this untapped market of houses? Largely this is due to lack of know-how about the process or fear from misinformation they may have heard about buying a foreclosure. Foreclosuresearch.ca is a excellent resource to learn about the foreclosure market and how best to negotiate a deal that suits your unique needs. Foreclosures no longer are frightening! Thousands have been assisted, so why not you?

How can I find Port Coquitlam bank foreclosures?

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

This saves me a considerable amount of time and effort. I don’t have to search the internet for many hours looking at different Realtors websites combing 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 trusts www.foreclosuresearch.ca, then I know I made the right choice.

Other options for finding foreclosed properties in Port Coquitlam is to speak to your local bank to see if they are holding 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 buying process so you need to be enlightened before going in.

How to buy a foreclosed house with bad credit

Let me begin by saying that purchasing a foreclosed house in Port Coquitlam with bad credit is entirely possible!

You have the option to buy a residence 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 form of money lying around though so lets consider other options.

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

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

 

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How to buy a foreclosed condo in Port Coquitlam, 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 residential or commercial property through an auction for all cash.

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

Find a Realtor that focuses in Port Coquitlam 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 ramifications of buying 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 make the repairs after buying. This is the only problem in my opinion when buying foreclosed homes

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

This hinges on how you are buying the house. Properties that are obtained 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 move 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 around 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 offering the property. This means that any repairs could fall back upon the new owner to fix. Sometimes the repairs are trivial and other times they are serious.

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 transferred to a new owner doesn’t mean that all concerns 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 take over them without knowing 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 greatest price for the house that they can.

Keep in mind that dealing with banks is a mechanical process and usually handled by computers and not real people. This can be annoying 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 realize they need to move the property quickly.

Are bank owned homes good or bad? This completely depends upon your aims and the risk level that you are willing to accept. If you are ready to take on the potential repairs yourself and not rely upon the bank to pay for them then this is a good deal! Just remember to do your research on foreclosures and on your property before purchasing to know exactly what you are getting into.