You need to hire a REALTOR as your buyer's agent who can walk you through the entire process and clear up the mis-information you're going on. Buying a foreclosure is the same as buying any property. You'll need to get pre-approved first with a lender. You do NOT need 30% down (unless you're buying it as an investment property??). If it's going to be your primary residents (not an investment) then you need only 3% down for a conventional loan or 3.5% for an FHA loan. Again, you really should be talking to a good realtor and lender in your area who can help with this.... more
Thanks to the stealing of data, your home and everyone else's along with the photos may end up on hundreds of website so it might be impossible to get them all off but the more reputable ones should be willing to comply with a request to remove the listing but the listing agent will control a lot of it. Another route, one that I often do is asking the listing agent to remove all of the photos except the main exterior one. That might be a quicker way to get the photos off and then others will come off in time.
Best of luck!
Russell Benson, REALTORÂ®
Prudential Alliance Realty... more