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How Do Foreclosures Work?

In today's real estate market, home buyers who are hunting a good deal in real estate almost always think about pursuing foreclosures first. These buyers have a mental picture of a quaint little house, with the quintessential "white picket fence" that is currently owned by a widow or widower who recently fell on hard times. Unfortunately that scenario is in general quite far from reality. When you purchase a foreclosed home, you're cashing in on a property which someone was no longer able to pay for. Foreclosures are anything but easy- they are difficult both to locate and to execute the transactions in a timely manner. Nevertheless, the potential to turn a foreclosure over for a hefty profit may still be there-you just have to either know what you are doing or work with someone who does.   Let's look a little deeper at a Foreclosure-the reality version:

Why Do Sellers Go Into Foreclosure?

Sellers go into foreclosure when they stop making payments for any number of reasons. News Flash-Very few actually choose to go into foreclosure voluntarily. With that said, it's often an unpredictable result from one or more of the following snowballing affects:

  • Arguments which can't be resolved with co-owner, ie. divorce
  • Some member of household's job is transferred to another state
  • Owner of Property gets Laid-off, fired or just quits their job
  • Accident causing inability to work or medical conditions
  • Mountains of debt and further mounting bill obligations

Some Helpful Foreclosure Tips to Chew On

As I said before, foreclosures are never easy. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

There will inevitably be more paperwork involved than any other type of conventional real estate deal, especially if the government is involved.

If the seller will allow you to have the property inspected, do so as soon as time permits. Some sellers may actually include this as a part of the sales agreement, but in the end, the buyer still pays for it.

Always check to see if there are any existing liens on the property because if there are-Guess What?-you are buying those too.  At times, there will be liens due to unpaid property taxes.  Make sure you get in writing who will be liable for those debts.

Is the foreclosure in a desirable or less than desirable neighborhood? Have us run you some comparables in the area and check whether or not the property purchase is in fact a good deal.

What kind of shape is the property in? Keep in mind that some foreclosures,unlike so called "fixer-uppers"can be found in fairly descent shape. Others however may be behind in maintenance. Remember just because a person finds themselves unable to pay a mortgage, doesn't always mean that they are neglectful.


90  Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29401

90 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston village
Residential

MLS# 14027976 / Active
6 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 5245 sqft

This historic charleston home was built in 1838 and sits on nearly 1/3 acres of meticulously manicured gardens and grounds. the front was rebuilt i... 

$1,950,000
Provided courtesy of Re/Max Elite LLC
1655  Atlantic Avenue Sullivans Island, SC 29482

1655 Atlantic Avenue
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
Sullivans island
Residential

MLS# 15007953 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 3 half bath, 5708 sqft

Amazing opportunity for an oceanfront home on sullivan's island! this one of a kind home sits on a half acre lot that is just steps to the beach. i... 

$1,699,900
Provided courtesy of Gibbs Realty & Auction Co, Inc
224  King George Street Charleston, SC 29492

224 King George Street
Charleston, SC 29492
Daniel island park
Residential

MLS# 15001968 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 4417 sqft

-located in daniel island park on a peaceful tree-lined street sits this beautiful home offering an interior with exquisite designer appointments, ... 

$994,900
Provided courtesy of Daniel Island Real Estate Co Inc
2262  Jasper Boulevard Sullivans Island, SC 29482

2262 Jasper Boulevard
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
Sullivans island
Residential

MLS# 15005700 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1855 sqft

Just shy of a half acre, this is the quintessential sullivan's home you've always dreamed of or a charming guest cottage/rental property should you... 

$950,000
Provided courtesy of Hayden Jennings Properties
3062  Pignatelli Crescent Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

3062 Pignatelli Crescent
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Dunes west
Residential

MLS# 15003961 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 4083 sqft

Waterfront property! just in time for the spring and summer! act now to purchase this fantastic property in dunes west! the home features an open f... 

$829,900
Reduced -$45,100
Provided courtesy of Biggers Real Estate, Inc.
90  Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29401

90 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston village
Residential

MLS# 15004763 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 1817 sqft

This historic charleston home was built in 1838. the front of this home was rebuilt in 1886, making this one of the more unique blends of architect... 

$775,000
Provided courtesy of Re/Max Elite LLC
212  Royal Assembly Drive Charleston, SC 29492

212 Royal Assembly Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Beresford hall
Residential

MLS# 1411570 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 4246 sqft

Back on the market with an approved short sale price! southern elegance at its finest! this gorgeous 5 bedroom 5.1 bath home is ready for a new fam... 

$765,000
Provided courtesy of Charleston Homes
719  Windward Road Charleston, SC 29412

719 Windward Road
Charleston, SC 29412
Lighthouse point
Residential

MLS# 15001377 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 4430 sqft

*** recently listed *** gorgeous home on gorgeous waterfront lot in what may be the hottest zip code in our mls, 29412 *** welcome to 719 windward ... 

$659,900
Provided courtesy of Fred Holland Realty
14  Ocean Green Drive Kiawah Island, SC 29455

14 Ocean Green Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Kiawah island
Residential

MLS# 15004622 / Active
3 br, 4 ba, 2074 sqft

Great buy on beautifully designed bennett and hofford golf cottage on 13th fairway of turtle point golf course. classic beach lifestyle here. one... 

$649,500
Reduced -$43,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
12  Mariners Walk Road Isle Of Palms, SC 29451

12 Mariners Walk Road
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Residential

MLS# 15002726 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1386 sqft

Absolute ocean front condominium. sold furnished. panoramic ocean and beach views from rear deck/patio and windows. excellent potential for beach... 

$624,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
3814  Waldon Road Ravenel, SC 29470

3814 Waldon Road
Ravenel, SC 29470
Rantowles shores
Residential

MLS# 15002189 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2291 sqft

Welcome to the perfect home on rantowle's creek (13' @ low tide) w/dock & floater. bring your crab pots & shrimp net to enjoy the creeks bounty! ju... 

$549,500
Reduced -$35,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
43  Dade Dr Charleston, SC 29407

43 Dade Dr
Charleston, SC 29407
South windermere
Residential

MLS# 15008061 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2632 sqft

Great 2 story home with lots of potential, & located in a desirable neighborhood. the 3rd full bath on the 2nd floor was an addition done after the... 

$505,500
Provided courtesy of Salmonsen Realty
1616  River Road Johns Island, SC 29455

1616 River Road
Johns Island, SC 29455
Fenwick hall
Residential

MLS# 1420743 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 3953 sqft

Great property! convenient location. just minutes off river and maybank open bright home w screen porch overlooking acreage & pond. rooms large. ... 

$500,000
Provided courtesy of Mary Ann Meyers Charleston Realty Inc.
1483  Burningtree Road Charleston, SC 29412

1483 Burningtree Road
Charleston, SC 29412
Country club ii
Residential

MLS# 15007998 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 3390 sqft

Lender-owned opportunity in wonderful country club ii subdivision on james island. extremely convenient location to town or to the beaches. this ... 

$479,600
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
704 E Arctic Avenue Folly Beach, SC 29439

704 E Arctic Avenue
Folly Beach, SC 29439
Folly beach
Residential

MLS# 15001474 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2192 sqft

*hot hot hot* classic folly cottage only steps to the beach! this second row duplex offer a multitude of possibilities for rental income. being s... 

$424,900
Provided courtesy of Fred Holland Realty
8170  Natty Road Edisto Island, SC 29438

8170 Natty Road
Edisto Island, SC 29438
Edisto island
Residential

MLS# 14028402 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 3134 sqft

Location, location, location this is a great opportunity for a private home buyer or investor to buy into edisto island which is located in the sou... 

$400,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
134  Jungle Road Edisto Beach, SC 29438

134 Jungle Road
Edisto Beach, SC 29438
Residential

MLS# 14027345 / Active
4 br, 1 ba, 1 half bath, 1440 sqft

Don't miss this opportunity to own a potential business or home on edisto beach with a short walk to the ocean. this charming home has been zoned ... 

$379,000
Reduced -$20,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate Edisto
2458  Audette Avenue Johns Island, SC 29455

2458 Audette Avenue
Johns Island, SC 29455
Oak reserve
Residential

MLS# 1328086 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2100 sqft

Beautiful traditional home on almost 6 acres with feel of country seclusion yet within minutes of kiawah island beach and the fabulous shopping ... 

$375,000
Reduced -$80,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC
2273  Redfern Lane Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

2273 Redfern Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Planters pointe
Residential

MLS# 1412060 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2570 sqft

Perfect family home located in sought after planters pointe! 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home with eat-in kitchen, open to the family room. this home offers... 

$369,500
Reduced -$8,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina Elite Real Estate
1021  Blockade Runner Court Charleston, SC 29414

1021 Blockade Runner Court
Charleston, SC 29414
Schieveling plantation
Residential

MLS# 1416098 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2895 sqft

Immaculate traditional home in highly desirable schieveling plantation in west ashley. this fabulous home features: gleaming hardwood floors, ne... 

$335,000
Reduced -$5,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC
2458  Audette Avenue Johns Island, SC 29455

2458 Audette Avenue
Johns Island, SC 29455
Oak reserve
Residential

MLS# 1328081 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2100 sqft

Beautiful traditional home on almost 4 acres with feel of country seclusion yet within minutes of kiawah island beach and the fabulous shopping ... 

$325,000
Reduced -$70,000
Provided courtesy of ChuckTown Homes, LLC

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