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Feb
2010
Bank repossessed property

Live auctions are a very popular way for lenders to sell off bank repossessed property. It is a quick way for banks to get rid of a lot of repossessed properties. They need to get rid of their bank repossessed property as soon as possible in order to prevent any further losses. This sale method is also popular among buyers as you can get the home of your dreams for a bid way lower than the property’s market price. Some numbers indicate that bank repossessed property sold at auctions goes for between 30% and 50% lower than the indicative market price. This sale method is extremely effective when a group of similar bank repossessed property, like a group of condos, needs to be sold.

Bank repossessed property can begin to become really expensive to maintain. The more bank repossessed properties in a bank's possession, the higher its maintenance costs, so they want to sell off the properties as soon as possible to get rid of these expenses. When a bank repossessed property is sold off not only the buyer but also the bank gains a lot from the purchase. The bank gets rid of all those extra expenses while the new home owner bought his or her home for an awesome price. Although buying a bank repossessed property at an auction may be a daunting idea, you can easily do it. You just need to make sure that you have done your home-work.

A great idea is to take a friend who has already bought a bank repossessed property with you to the auction. This way you can gain valuable knowledge on the entire process. You can also take a property surveyor with you to check out the home before you bid, so that he or she can tell you what extra costs may need to be included in your budget. These extra costs include repairing any damage to your home, and paying to reconnect all the life essentials like electricity and water. A bank repossessed property can be the home of your dreams.

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