Taking Advantage of a Bank Foreclosure Auction

Attending a bank foreclosure auction can be a good way to buy property because you can buy at a fraction of the normal price. An auction will offer excellent discounts. In most cases, banks will start the auction out at a price that is well below market value. They are hoping that the bidding will drive the price up to a normal range. However, if there are not many buyers at the auction, you might be able to get a great deal.


When you choose to get involved in this type of auction, you need to make sure that you have sufficient assets to meet the bank requirements. Some banks will require you to pay the entire amount immediately. Others will take a certain percentage of a down payment and will then give you a few days to get the rest of the money together. Just make sure that you do not overbid for the property. 

Be sure to research the property before you offer any price because some foreclosure auctions are offered by banks to quickly move properties that they do not want to keep in their portfolio. Many times, these properties need extensive repairs.

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