Here are a few suggestions on how to get the best Short Sale or REO Deal in Victor Idaho.
REO and short-sale properties can be money pits when offers take forever to close and vacant properties are trashed.
- The best short-sale deals are those where the bank has pre-approved the sale price. The property may still take a long time to close, but not as long as it would otherwise.
- Buyers of a short-sale should be prepared for multiple offers. If the short-sale property is an attractive one, the lender will continue to market the property even after signing a sales contract. And if it gets a better offer, it may sell the property without giving the original buyers a chance to negotiate.
- Inspections are important. If a home has been vacant, get the property re-inspected prior to closing.
- Buyers shouldn't focus on price alone. Homes that are in poor neighborhoods, have serious maintenance issues, or have terrible floor plans aren't bargains despite the price.
Source: Inman News, Bernice Ross (11/30/2009)