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By Damon Duvall
Tue, Apr 04, 2023

Orlando FL Foreclosures

Orlando normally has foreclosure listings. This is a large city and the largest in Orange County FL. If you include the cities near Orland FL the number of foreclosure homes goes much higher. Many of those cities are within the Greater Orlando FL Statistical Area.

Should You Consider Foreclosure Homes?

Yes if the provide an investment opportunity or the offers the best opportunity to purchase in your preferred area. Purchasing or selling foreclosures involves a slightly different process and should always be done with the aid of an experienced Realtor. Finding properties you are interested in is easy The purchase process may not be.

Before Foreclosed Homes Hit The Market

Foreclosure in Orange County Florida is judicial. Judicial foreclosure takes time especially when there are many of them to be processed. Because of this before you search foreclosures you may want to open your horizons to two other types of purchases to potentially find your new home or even dream home.

Pre Foreclosure Listings

Pre foreclosures are homes which the owner has been informed by the mortgage lender that the foreclosure process has begun. If the listing is deemed reliable anyway. Occasionally you may see a home listed in this fashion before the owner has been notified.

Often these sales can proceed as a normal purchase would. As you get closer to the litigation maybe not. The lender will likely want to protect their investment or potential equity. You may be able to determine the debt of the pre foreclosure home through a public records search.

Short Sales Before Official Foreclosures

The real world meaning of the term short sales is straight forward. The lender allows the home to be sold short of the amount that is owed on it to avoid foreclosure. Buying these type sales must be approved by the lender and the lender is involved in the sale.

Affects On The Owners

Owners must be behind in their payments. Owners may be liable for the difference between sold price and amount owed. The IRS may see forgiven debt as income to be taxed. Is you are selling get an attorney and you will be required to use a Realtor. Contact us for more assistance.

Orlando Foreclosure Listings-Auction

There is such a thing as a foreclosure sales held by the county. A further explanation can be found by clicking this link. These type of Orlando foreclosure listings should be pursued cautiously and with due diligence in your research. Attend a couple first and you may see some regular faces who represent different lenders.

Foreclosed Homes Around Walt Disney World Resort

Around the theme parks and near Orlando FL there are many resort communities. Investors may tend to bail out on these homes and create foreclosures during hard times. Buyer beware and use a professional to assist you. One thing to avoid is houses in neighborhoods with high default on the HOA dues. Banks may not even lend money on these homes for sale.

Higher Foreclosure Rate?

Does the community that you find the resort homes for sale in allow full time occupancy? The ones which do are easier to lace a tenant in to ride out hard times. Many limit the time the owners can live in the property and these are more likely to see foreclosure in the community.

Commercial Foreclosure

We expect the commercial foreclosure properties to increase soon. Restaurants and small business most likely. Offers for this type of foreclosure can be difficult but we are here to help you find the right property and navigate the process. If you are an investor interested in commercial contact us and we can answer some of your questions.

Foreclosure Market Pricing

The real estate market can be profitable for a savvy investor. We expect the price of homes to always go up but they sometimes do not. This is when you can see many homes go into foreclosure at the county level. About 8-12 months later they hit the MLS and are available as homes for sale to you and your family.

Purchasing A Foreclosure in Orlando FL

After you determine your search filters for the houses. Namely square feet, beds, bathrooms, pool and price and maybe zip codes or map boundary your next step is the buying. Any real estate sale of this type will be different.

Different timelines my apply and even a different contract. Just because a foreclosure is listed in the MLS doesn't mean the bank is not involved. Don't miss out on a huge opportunity because you lack experience dealing with these types of properties. Contact us today for assistance with any Orlando foreclosure listings.


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