Amesbury MA Advice On Foreclosed Homes For First Time Buyers

When a borrower defaults on a loan, the mortgage company forecloses on the real estate in order to sell it and receive repayment on the debt. The process differs from state to state, but will typically take an extended time to process. This article offers Amesbury MA advice on foreclosed homes for first time buyers.

Purchasing at Auction

A bank holds an auction when foreclosing on properties. Buying properties directly at an auction has many risks to a buyer. At this stage, bidders have no option to enter the interior of a home since it sometimes remains occupied (until the residents are evicted). A large up-front deposit is required to bid at auction. Because of these reasons, homes may not always sell at auction. The mortgage company will instead take possession, making it bank-owned property, a term that buyers may see often in real estate for sale.

Buying After Foreclosure

If the foreclosure auction is unsuccessful, the eviction process gets finalized and the residence is marketed for regular sale. It is uncommon for any repairs to be made, so foreclosed residences are always sold in its current condition. Furthermore, little information on previous work is available. It therefore is a somewhat risky purchase for buyers. Bank-owned homes traditionally sell for a discounted amount due to these factors.

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Amesbury MA Advice On Foreclosed Homes For First Time Buyers

Buyers targeting great deals often inquire about foreclosed properties, but it is important to understand the disadvantages of foreclosures. Bidding at auction is not feasible for most first time buyers. Since the previous home owners could not afford mortgage payments, they likely could not afford to perform general repairs on the property either. Buyers should therefore expect extensive repairs. Specific real estate brokers are experts in assisting buyers with the process of purchasing a foreclosed home and can be invaluable. This blog on Amesbury MA advice on foreclosed homes for first time buyers was prepared by John Wells at Wellsco Realty. Contact John at 978-518-1481 or with questions or for additional information.

About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.