is one of Indiana's largest and most successful independent real estate firms and features offices in and near locations like Zionsville, Greenfield and Avon, making it an ideal service for residents of the Indianapolis area. One way F.C. Tucker
helps meet your needs is by helping you locate and purchase a foreclosure home. Before you understand exactly how F.C. Tucker
can assist you, it may be helpful to learn more about foreclosure homes.
What is a Foreclosure Home?
When a homeowner is unable to afford his or her mortgage loan payments, the lender who granted the loan may legally possess the home and resell it in order to recoup the cost of the defaulted loan. In Indiana and several other states, a lender must wait between 3 and 12 months after the initial lawsuit needed to take action against the homeowners before selling the foreclosure home. Homeowners may reside in a foreclosed home without paying rent until the date of the sale, or may waive the wait period so that the home may be sold immediately.
For banks and other lenders, foreclosures are a dangerous investment that could result in lost profit. As such, lenders typically attempt to sell foreclosure homes quickly at hefty discounts, often 30 percent or larger. This is why foreclosure homes are some the least expensive properties available, perfect for aspiring homeowners.
How Can I Find a Foreclosure Home?
offers its customers a specialized online tool designed to search for foreclosure homes based on a number of criteria. For instance, you could search for a home near Noblesville, specifying that it must cost under $150,000 and include at least two bedrooms. Your search can take several other factors into consideration, such as the home's size, whether it features a garage or basement, the property's total acreage and its proximity to a waterfront.
The tool also presents you with an interactive map of Indiana, allowing you to zoom in and draw a shape around a selected area by manually plotting points. When you finish placing points on the map, the tool will scan the area you have selected, displaying icons wherever a foreclosure home is found. A black icon indicates a home that is currently listed for sale, while a red icon represents a property hosting an open house.
Clicking on an icon opens a window featuring several small images of the home, along with the property's price and details regarding bedrooms and bathrooms. By clicking the Request Info tab, you can send F.C. Tucker
a message requesting more information on the selected foreclosure home. F.C. Tucker
will reply with the full details of the home, giving you all the information you need to decide if you wish to purchase the property.
Why Should I Buy a Foreclosure Home?
Foreclosure homes are becoming an increasingly popular source of housing. A survey conducted by a major real estate listing website revealed that 47 percent of Americans would consider buying a foreclosure home.
Of course, the primary advantage of purchasing a foreclosure home is reduced cost. Lenders are usually anxious to sell foreclosures, typically driving prices far below list values. Some foreclosure homes can even sell at a rate of 20 or 30 cents to the dollar. This low price makes foreclosure homes an attractive option for first time homeowners who do not wish to pay back a large loan.
Because foreclosure homes are sold as-is, some individuals buy foreclosure homes as potential investments which they intend to repair or upgrade. Following this, some owners sell their property for profit or rent it to tenants.
How Do I Buy a Foreclosure Home?
Purchasing a foreclosure home is similar to buying any other type of residential real estate, but with a few added precautions. Any prospective purchase should be thoroughly inspected for damage. Although many foreclosure homes are well-maintained, some may need considerable repairs, as banks do not typically repair foreclosure homes before reselling them. Additionally, you should ensure that a foreclosure home is the target of any liens, like unpaid property taxes. If it is, you should find out who is responsible for those expenses to make sure you are not forced to pay them.
Foreclosure sales are conducted in various ways, but in many cases the buyer must submit a bid on the property through a realtor. In most cases, all bids are opened at once and the deed awarded to the highest bidder. Buyers must also typically provide proof that they can pay for the home, and may be required to make a deposit.
's experienced agents can help you find, assess and purchase a foreclosure home that meets your needs. If you are considering investing in a foreclosure property, contact F.C. Tucker
today to discover how we can help.
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