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The value of houses are affected by the most recent house sales in the area. When foreclosures sell they do have a significant effect on the other houses in the neighborhood.
Buyers should be aware of the facts that foreclosures often have major problems as the condition of the property is often not good. Sometimes it is in the buyer's best interest to spend a bit more for a house in good condition.
When pricing a house to sell you can add a bit for condition over the less than perfect condition of most foreclosures but if you want to sell you will need to face these facts. JL Boney from Columbia SC tells it like it is in the following post.
So you've decided to sell your house and you are well aware of the fact that homes for sale in your community have involved foreclosed properties. All those homes that sold in the past 6 months were bank owned and they weren't sold by an individual, but instead, they were sold by those evil banks that got us into this mess in the first place. Not only did the Cretans foreclose on the homes and kick out homeowners, but now they step in and undercut the prices of other sellers and steal their buyers. But we don't have to price our house the way the bank does, because ours is not a foreclosure, so we really don't have to worry about because ours is worth more.
Well welcome to the harsh reality of what I like to refer to as the truth. It's not always a fun thing, but you have to face it if you want to be successful in today's market. All those foreclosed properties in your community do affect your home. They do lower the market value in a lot of cases, because the banks do lower their prices to aggressively market their properties. As a result, the market value of comparable properties like yours does change.
I know that's not at all what you wanted to hear. In fact I didn't really want to say it, but it needed to be said. You can't ignore the facts.
The facts are unfortunately something that we all have to face and foreclosures and bank owned properties are a fact of life today. They are your competition and you do have to price your house for sale in accordance with the current market value for your community.
Another horrible fact to face is that pricing is one of the most important things to focus on when selling a house. Having a house that's in great condition is also extremely important, but if you find yourself overpriced by ten or twenty thousand dollars, you don't stand a chance of moving anytime soon. So while you may be able to get a little more for your house due to it's better condition, you may want to lose the theory that your house isn'tt affected by foreclosures. Unfortunately, we all are, and we just have to accept it and move on.
Paddy Pizappi, Associate Broker for Buyer Representation RJ Smith Realty - A Real Estate Solutions Company Serving the Greater Hudson Valley of New York from Pine Bush, NY at the corner of Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties Call or Text to 845-800-7086
My blog will deal with working with buyers, my life as a mother of 3 teenagers and how to fit real estate into the other aspects of my world. I will also speak on volunteer efforts to assist my community
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