By financen | April 5, 2009 - 5:08 am - Posted in Foreclosures, Investment

When discussing about foreclosure, there are two groups of people to be categorized. There is one who group is trying to stop or going through foreclosure. And there is another group who takes foreclosure as the best opportunity to do real estate investment.

No matter what category one falls in, everyone is aware about the scary and saddening part of foreclosure process. The foreclosure process is cruel and hard to believe. People who are in default in their mortgage payment lose their home in an overnight due to their imbalance financial status. Houses will get repossessed as it acts as collateral against the loan and banks will auction the property to the public to get their money back.

Foreclosure activities are growing rapidly throughout the country. People are getting panicked due to this situation and start thinking on the bad side of the economy. This is one way to think about this situation but there is always another way to think about this situation. This may be the good chance for investment. Foreclosures are happening all throughout the country and many good deals can be made out of it. The key thing in this scenario is to identify a good deal in this shaky market.

Most of the investors will go through the real estate listing where they will find list of all the foreclosed properties. Foreclosure listing will help to identify the condition of the property, tax history, exact location, loan information etc. You can easily access this information without having to go to the court house or the banks and pay a minimum surcharge for it.

You need to have a lot of skill in identifying a good deal in the foreclosure listing. Usually people will search a property in a wider scoop first. First they will search their kind of property in the state, then in that specific city and then scale down the search to the street name. The good deal comes where the foreclosure house is exactly located.

You can easily make a margin of 35% on the foreclosed house. Foreclosures are sold based on the remaining loan amount rather than the market price. Therefore, this is another consideration point in picking up a property. Try to find houses with lower debts owed. There are many theories about the foreclosure investments. It is easy to learn about the investment if you give a try. Browse through the internet and get more information. You may sign up one or 2 free trials of the real estate listings. You will get the feel of investing in foreclosure but do not get your head too hot as foreclosure investment does involve risk too. If you could make it for the investment, foreclosure will not be recession to you. Instead, a new stream of pipeline awaits you. Is foreclosure recession or a chance to invest? It varies people from people.

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1 Comment

  1. April 5, 2009 @ 3:29 pm

    Investors looking for foreclosure information should consider their local real estate investor club. Most cities have at least one. There you can find savvy folks who just might share(often do) their experiences and contacts. Neophytes are treated kindly and it is a good place to network with some of the major players. If the REIClub is not online, call a major realty firm for the contact info.

    Posted by Turban