Foreclosure Listings in Gladwin, Michigan
This post is an update to a series I publish weekly on available foreclosure listings in the Gladwin, Michigan. I also post a series on foreclosure listings that are currently available in Beaverton and Harrison, Michgan as well.
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I will start with a summary of important information to know and consider before beginning the process of searching for foreclosure listings (bank owned and HUD properties).
Definition of foreclosure according to wikipedia is:
The foreclosure process as applied to residential mortgage loans is a bank or other secured creditor selling or repossessing a parcel of real property (immovable property) after the owner has failed to comply with an agreement between the lender and borrower called a "mortgage" or "deed of trust". Commonly, the violation of the mortgage is a default in payment of a promissory note, secured by a lien on the property. When the process is complete, the lender can sell the property and keep the proceeds to pay off its mortgage and any legal costs, and it is typically said that "the lender has foreclosed its mortgage or lien". If the promissory note was made with a recourse clause then if the sale does not bring enough to pay the existing balance of principal and fees the mortgagee can file a claim for a deficiency judgement.
You may hear a Foreclosure sale called an REO or Repo...these are all synonyms for a house that has been foreclosed upon and is now bank owned.
Definition of HUD property
When someone with an FHA Insured mortgage defaults on the loan, the lender forecloses on the home; FHA pays the lender what is owed; and then HUD takes ownership of the home. In Michigan and other states HUD turns over the property to Michaelson, Connor and Boul Inc. (MCB) a Marketing and Management contractor for HUD. MCB maintains and sells these properties in accordance with HUD guidelines.
A great resource for answers to frequently asked questions about searching for, viewing, and the buying process of HUD homes is available at the FAQ page on mcbreo.com. Click here to view it!
1. The first step in buying any foreclosure listing or HUD home is to determine if you have the cash available or if you can qualify for some type of financing. When submitting an offer to purchase a foreclosed property most banks or government agencies will not even consider your offer unless it is accompanied by a letter of pre-approval from a lender or a proof of funds letter showing the availability of your cash. This step cannot be skipped and I cannot stress the importance of getting this in order before searching for available homes.
2. Find a local real estate agent familiar with the area you are looking in. Real estate is local and an out of town agent may not be fully aware of the intricacies of selling real estate in that specific area or know about certain things happening locally that may affect your decision to purchase in that area or buy that specific home. I am an Accredited Buyers Agent (ABR) fully qualified to represent buyers in the Gladwin, Michigan area and the surrounding communities of Beaverton, Harrison, Clare and Hope. I have extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and am very experienced in the sale of foreclosure listings. 60% of my business so far this year has come from the sale of foreclosed listings or HUD homes.
3. Buying a Foreclosure Listing or HUD property is not like buying from an individual. Almost all foreclosure listings or HUD properties are sold as-is, where-is, meaning that you will be buying the property in its present condition and no repairs will be made by the owner. Typically the house is priced according to its fair market value taking into account its condition. This does not mean that you should not do an inspection! As a matter of fact that is one of the most important steps...this will ensure you are fully aware of the condition of the home you are going to purchase and determine if you want to or can repair the home.
There will be additional paperwork involved in making an offer to purchase a bank owned/foreclosure listing. Banks typically have an addendum to the purchase agreement, as-is statement, and other documents that must be reviewed and signed and either sent along with the offer to purchase or signed after acceptance of your offer. The complexity and length of these documents is another reason why it is so important to choose an agent familiar with selling foreclosure listings. Your agent will guide you through the process, answering your questions along the way.
Banks work on their time line not yours and do only what is in their best interest. For the bank selling the property it is all about the bottom line. They will decide if your offer makes financial sense based on the local market, the value of the property and your method of payment. They will respond when they can (and do try to do so in a timely manner) but they do not have to respond at all if they do not like the offer. Banks can review multiple offers to purchase a property at one time and in this case usually require the highest and best offer from all parties who are interested in purchasing.
Remember foreclosure listings are vacant and immediate occupancy is given which can speed up the process of moving in!
Below is the list of foreclosure listings for sale in Gladwin, Michigan in the Clare/Gladwin Board of Realtors MLS and links to the HUD properties and Fannie Mae (Home Path) properties in the Gladwin, Michigan. I strongly advise that you contact me to check the properties availability as foreclosure listing and HUD properties are priced to sell in 90 days or less. The Gladwin, Michigan market has an average of 7.5 months to sell a property so when a bank decides on a list price to sell the property in 90 days or less they are priced well below market value and tend to sell quickly.
Currently available HUD properties in Gladwin, Michigan.
To view the foreclosure listings in the MLS, click the link here that will take you to my website, hit "Search the Clare/Gladwin MLS" on the menu bar and follow the prompt to get into the MLS. Click "Search By MLS Number" and type in any or all of the MLS numbers listed below for more information and pictures.
152317 2886 Grass Lake Road, Gladwin, MI
152702 795 M 30, Gladwin, MI
152781 5480 Joy Rd, Gladwin MI
152814 690 Hockaday rd, Gladwin MI
152847 4608 River lane, Alger MI
152848 1091 Radov, Gladwin MI
Available Fannie Mae (Home Path) Listings in Gladwin, Michigan
My job as your Realtor is to guide you through the process of buying a foreclosure listing or HUD property and to answer your questions with my experience, patience and understanding. Buying a foreclosure listing or HUD property is a big deal, exciting, and could be a great way to invest or buy your first home! Keep in mind any first time buyer who qualifies gets to take advantage of the up to $8,000 tax credit. It doesn't matter if you are a buying a foreclosure or HUD property!! There is also an up to $6,500 tax credit for repeat home buyers who qualify!
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