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Real Estate Tip

Gerald’s Real Estate Tip of the – Week of 10/3/23

Be careful when you make offers to purchase bank-owned property, also known as REOs because there is no previous owner compelled to disclose problems like a leaky roof or oil tank. You must do your own homework which includes a property inspection–the bank will only give you clear title to the property.

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Performance Property Real Estate Question

How Bank REOs Will Be Different Post Pandemic

Q: When the foreclosure moratorium finally ends will there be lots of bank owned property opportunities? Rose, Brick, NJ A: There will certainly be more bank-owned properties (aka REOs) than there are now because foreclosure sheriff sales stopped during the pandemic. However, since home inventory is still so low in most places in the US, we should expect banks to be greedy–looking for top dollar for every property they foreclose on and then sell. I anticipate that banks with their REOs will make the same mistakes that many home sellers are making now as home prices continue to climb–overpricing homes hoping someone will pay higher than market price. If and when that happens, it’s important to be patient, because when […]

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Real Estate Tip

Gerald’s Real Estate Tip of the – Week of 3/20/18

Make cash purchase offers on bank-owned properties (REOs) whenever possible. A cash offer is normally more compelling to a bank, since many REOs are in poor condition and are not easily financed using a traditional bank loan.

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