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Buying a house from the foreclosure list can be a great way to buy a home or apartment 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 Sidney bank foreclosures?

I use Foreclosuresearch.ca for my foreclosure needs because it is a one stop shop so to speak for learning about the market and the Sidney foreclosures procedure as well as lists of available properties in Sidney British Columbia with photos 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 combing through houses that are certainly not foreclosures or don’t fit what I am searching 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 Sidney is to contact 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 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 start off by saying that purchasing a foreclosed house in Sidney with bad credit is feasible!

To begin with, 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 form of money lying around though so lets consider other options.

Research federal home buying programs. There are many programs available again to support those with low salaries or poor credit to buy homes.

Search for residential or commercial properties 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 due to your lower credit score. You should be able to remortgage in a couple of years after making on time payments to acquire a lower rate.

 

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How you can buy a foreclosed condo in Sidney, BC

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

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

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

If you have questions about the process, I would consider consulting with a real estate or foreclosure attorney before purchasing to make sure you understand the process and the ramifications of investing in 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 want to make any repairs. This could end up costing you some money to ensure the repairs after buying. This is the only downside in my opinion when buying foreclosed homes

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

This relies on how you are buying the residence. 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 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,” 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 small-scale and other times they are huge.

Often a foreclosed property has sat empty for some time so maintenance has been shruged off and will need to be looked after immediately.

Sometimes, just because the title has transferred to a new owner doesn’t mean that all issues have passed. This is the importance of having a title search done well before buying a property because 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.

Dealing with banks is a mechanical process and usually handled by computers and not actual people. This can be annoying 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 realize they need to transfer the property quickly.

Are bank owned homes good or bad? This all hinges on your objectives and the risk level that you are willing to accept. If you are willing and eager to take on the potential repairs by yourself and not count on 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 precisely what you are getting involved in.