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By Leslie Eskildsen | Agent in Mission Viejo, CA

REO Mission Viejo Home for Sale - Buyer Beware

Bank Owned homes for sale in Mission Viejo represent a great opportunity to find a bargain - but their are  things to watch out for that a home buyer might not have to be concerned with on a "standard sale".

Homes are Meant to Be Lived In

When you've found your dream home for sale in Mission Viejo California, one of Orange County's most beautiful cities, make sure you spend the time and money on a thorough home inspection.  In the case of a Mission Viejo REO, or actually any vacant home for sale in today's real estate market, home buyers need to be particularly careful.  Mission Viejo REO and Short Sale homes for sale typically have been vacant for anywhere from a couple of weeks to many months.  Vacant homes are prone to trouble.  Why, you may be asking, would a vacant home be more susciptable to problems? Seems like there would be fewer opportunities for problems since they are not being lived in on a day to day basis - that means less wear and tear.  Actually, it's the opposite.  Homes are meant to be lived in!  By having people use tubs, showers, toilets, appliances, heating, air conditioning, doors and windows, the home is kept alive in a sense.  When the basic home systems are not used, problems can arise.  Dishwashers are best when run on a consistant basis.  When tubs, showers, and toilets are not used, water can accumulate in the pipes and cause myriad problems over time.  And most importantly, if something breaks or malfunctions, no one is there to deal with it.

You can read more about buying an REO in Missino Viejo here.

Leslie Eskildsen

Realtor, Altrea Real Estate
Mission Viejo, CA
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