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Aug 12, 2008
What does buying your first house and bank owned property have in common. For most people when they hear about foreclosure, they are not thinking about the investment potential. What strikes my mind is the monumental opportunity some lucky investor will have by taking the time to structure a deal that makes it possible for the bank to get the property off their books, and for you the investor to make a hearty profit.

That is why investors are springing up all over the country to buy bank owned properties. Why is buying a bank owned property such a good idea? The truth is in most cases your buying foreclosed properties below market value and depending on the situation the discount off market value could be five to forty percent. It depends on many things like repairs the location you are considering buying a foreclosed property.

Knowledge is definitely power! If the property makes sense for you, then you must act fast and make the purchase before other investors scoop it up. Buying a foreclosed property requires that you follow many steps. In most cases of foreclosure, the lender(usually a bank) has taken back ownership of the house.

The sheer temptation to snatch-up a deal like that is almost unbearable to pass up. The average price on bank owned property for sale is well below market value. There are some properties that have been selling as cheap as thirty to forty percent below market. Another advantage to buying foreclosed homes is that the banks are bent upon getting these foreclosed homes off their books. Work with the bank in coming up with the best deal possible. Sometimes a lender will waive portions of the closing costs. Some have even offered a deal on the down payment or interest rate.

As a real estate investor you will view many properties, hiring a professional home inspector will protect you from hidden problems that need repair adding extra expense to the property, another perk to hiring a home inspector and developing a working relationship with them is by walking with them and asking questions you will start to pick-up on how to spot potential problems for yourself which will help you narrow down your list to more profitable choices.

Don't underestimate the cost of repairs. You should get estimates from a couple of well established contractors. Don't forget that repairs on a home will take time. If your plan is to sell the house, factor in the time it will take to fix it up. Remember contractors are notorious for not staying on schedule. Try to find a reliable contractor that you like to work with, by using the same contractor on many different properties you will find they understand what your trying to do and the work will go much smoother.

Be diligent in your research on bank owned property, you don't want the unwelcome surprise of getting stuck with a property that has lien's on it. find out first and establish who is going to be responsible for there payment. No matter how lucrative an investment property appears to be a lien can not only wipe-out all the properties potential profit, it can also leave you with a large debt.

Locating profitable property to invest in these days is a breeze. Just go online and start your search. For example, search for "http://www.foreclosurehowtobuycom" and you will find a searchable database of bank owned properties. With the ever increasing cost of property buying foreclosed property has become much more socially acceptable and highly profitable. Real estate agents are creating many new and innovative ways to show foreclosure properties. Learn how to do the research, and you'll be able to make an educated judgment on what Bank Owned Properties will earn a profit for you.
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