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Buying a house from foreclosure listings in West Vancouver BC could be a great way to buy a home or investment property at a huge discount! So, why don’t more people benefit from this untapped market of houses? Largely this is as a result of lack of know-how about the procedure or fear from untrue stories they may have heard about buying a foreclosure. Foreclosuresearch.ca is a excellent resource to learn all about the foreclosure market and how best to negotiate a deal that suits your unique needs. Foreclosures no longer are daunting! Thousands have been assisted, so why not you?

How can I find West Vancouver 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 West Vancouver foreclosures procedure as well as lists of available properties in West Vancouver British Columbia with pictures and descriptions.

This saves me a great deal of time and effort. I don’t have to search the internet for hours looking at different Realtors websites sifting through houses that are not really 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 decision.

Other options for finding foreclosed apartments in West Vancouver 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 educated before going in.

How to buy a foreclosed house with bad credit

Let me start off by saying that buying a foreclosed house in West Vancouver with bad credit is feasible!

You have the choice 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 offered again to help those with low salaries or poor credit to buy properties.

Search for houses in your area and try to find 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 remortgage 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 West Vancouver, BC

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

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

Find a Realtor that is skilled in West Vancouver foreclosures and will be able to help you through the method of buying.

If you have questions about the process, I would consider talking with a real estate or foreclosure attorney before purchasing to make sure you understand the process and the ramifications of purchasing 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 West Vancouver foreclosure or distress sale?

This hinges on how you are buying the residence. Properties that are purchased 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 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 customary 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 small-scale and other times they are significant.

Often a foreclosed property has sat uninhabited for a while so maintenance has been ignored 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 problems have gone away. This is the importance of having a title search done before buying a property because 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.

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 computer systems and not actual people. This can be annoying for you the buyer but it is what it is. Ultimately if you are persistent the bank will probably cave if they have no other offers because they recognize they need to transfer the property quickly.

Are bank owned homes good or harmful? This completely hinges on your goals and the risk degree that you are willing to accept. If you are able to take on the prospective repairs by yourself and not count on the bank to pay for them then this is a good deal! Just remember to do your prep work on foreclosures and on your residential property before buying to know really what you are entering into.