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Buying homes at public auction

If the loan for a property is not reinstated by the end of the pre-foreclosure period, potential buyers can bid on the property at a public auction. Below are a few pointers on buying a property at auction — you'll learn about the foreclosure auction...

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Checklist to buy properties at public auction

Real estate auctions are a quick and efficient way to sell and buy property. They can also yield great deals for buyers who have a plan in place and don't get caught up in the exciting auction atmosphere. Use the checklist below to make sure you're prepared...

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Be Ready Before Bidding Begins

Buying a property at a public foreclosure auction is not for the faint at heart. It usually requires patience, persistence and a fair amount of cash, since most state foreclosure laws stipulate that the winning bidder pay all or part of the winning bid on...

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Beware of Hidden Costs

Liens not cleared by the auction are the buyer's responsibility. If you buy a property at a foreclosure auction, you may end up forking out more than just the winning bid amount to own the property free and clear. That's because some debts attached to the...

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Minimize Messy Evictions

Eviction of former owners or tenants is the buyer's responsibility. Even if you've conducted thorough research on a foreclosure property and successfully placed the winning bid at the public auction, it doesn't necessarily mean you can move into the property...

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Tips for contacting the trustee

Calling the trustee is an important step in pursuing any pre-foreclosure or auction property, but it's not always the easiest or most enjoyable step because many trustees are not geared toward providing information to the general public. A phone call to the...

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