Connie Belmont, Sarasota real estate agent
Connie Belmont, Sarasota Realtor
For Sarasota Florida Real Estate Excellence
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Buying a Sarasota Foreclosure Home ?

.... Get Professional Help !

    There is talk about buying Sarasota real estate "foreclosure homes", on TV infomercials and Internet sites claiming that you can either save a fortune or make a fortune.

    Some Sarasota home buyers have a vision of what a foreclosure property is -- an adorable little home, complete with a shady backyard and a white picket fence owned by a widow who just fell behind on her payments and has lost the home through no real fault of her own. That scenario is generally far from reality.

    Occasionally, there really are foreclosure bargains in Sarasota Florida. But not often. If you're interested in foreclosures, understand that not all Sarasota foreclosure real estate is a bargain. In fact, many are not. Like any other auction process, sometimes potential buyers bid the price above what the item's value. Also, a low price, by itself, doesn't indicate a bargain. Homes in the particular golf community you're in love with, may require costly repairs before they can be occupied or resold.

    Typically foreclosure auctions require you to meet strict rules. the following are common requirements:

  • No mortgage loan contingency is allowed
  • Sometimes only sealed bids may be accepted, Other times its an open auction
  • You must provide proof of your financial qualifications
  • Your bid may need to be accompanied by a considerable earnest money deposit
  • The real estate property is purchased "as is", sometimes with no prior inspection
  • You may become involved in having to evict the current resident

    Still interested ? If you are a "do-it-yourselfer" willing to invest your own time and money, a foreclosure home, particularly one that needs mostly cosmetic work, can be a good deal. But know what you're getting into and have a professional Sarasota real estate professional experienced with foreclosure real estate purchases guiding you.

    The U.S Department of Housing & Urban Development is the largest entity involved in selling foreclosure property and their website is a good place to start to learn more about buying foreclosure properties In the Sarasota real estate market.

    You need both legal and real estate advice. A knowledgeable and experienced Sarasota FL real estate agent is an "absolute must" for all but the most experienced foreclosure property real estate investors.

Information in this article has been drawn from various sources and while it is thought to be accurate and timely, it is not warranted.
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Connie Belmont,  Sarasota Real Estate Agent

Rampart Homes of Sarasota Florida
4401-E Ashton Road,  Sarasota, Florida  34233
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