Will You Show Me Foreclosed Homes?
Sure, if you want us to! But first, have you had all your shots? Got your allergy meds? Life insurance and medical care up to date? Okay, it's really NOT that bad, but the fact is that shopping foreclosed homes in Warren County is NOT the same as shopping for a "regular" house!
We're not kidding about the allergy meds part, because take a home that's been vacant for a few months, especially with the power off so no AC or heat, and you've created a great laboratory for mildew and mold. That stagnant smell gets in your clothes too and just doesn't want to leave your sinuses.
However, a foreclosure MAY be in great condition. Fact is sometimes Fannie Mae or the bank might even spiff them up a bit with some fresh paint and carpet.
Worst case, we've been in foreclosures where all the drywall is gone, you can see THROUGH the floor from the upstairs level right to the lower level, copper pipes cut and gone, a breath of the basement area starts you choking, and that's just the OBVIOUS issues.
Basically, foreclosures offer the full spectrum of condition (and less so in price range). They may be so bad the best solution would be a bulldozer, or so great that you could move in tomorrow and not lift a finger.
Now you may wonder why when you search homes on our website you won't find the "foreclosure" category specifically called out for you to pick. Basically because of local MLS rules, we're not allowed to provide public search access to that category of homes. However, we CAN set you up for a custom search for foreclosures in Mason, Lebanon, Springboro or wherever else locally you want IF you contact us and ask for it.
However, be aware that in our market foreclosures are NOT a big segment of our market. In some cases, (e.g. Mason and Springboro), you might find foreclosed homes to be practically nonexistent!
A couple of other things to consider if you're interested in foreclosures: you better have your financial ducks in a row (that's why we ask you if you're paying cash or have been preapproved for a loan), and banks don't really do contingencies. E.g you've got to find a buyer and sell your current home? That's not going to fly. However, if you ALREADY have your home under contract, we've got a shot!
And if you're in the market for a home in our local area, we automatically include foreclosures in our autosearches for you IF they meet your other "must have" home criteria.
Want to talk more about foreclosures in Warren County? Just give us a call at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com. We're here to help!
Serving Warren County home buyers and sellers,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz