Much of what you see on aggregate real estate sites is 'fictional' in regards to presenting real estate as for sale that is not for sale. Publishing 'prices' that are complete fabrications. Such sites should be relegated for recreational purposes only. If you are serious about making a real estate purchase, you need to graduate to serious tools.
Any Realtor in Mount Laurel, NJ can connect you to the resources that do not waste everyones time. Instead of chasing the illusion of homes for sale and the vapors of home sold long ago, you will have the opportunity to move to the front of the line and get early notification of the homes arriving on the market.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group,
Palm Harbor, FL
Many property owners find solutions with their lenders and do not sell. Some property owners do sell, and will seek the highest value the market will bring. A REALTOR can help you ascertain whether the property of interest to you is actively on the market, or if the property owner might be willing to discuss selling.
If a property has a low loan amount, and available for sale, it does not mean the property will be sold at a low price. With a low loan amount, it is less likely to be a short sale, so the market forces of competitive properties, seller motivation and the number of potential active buyers will shape the outcome absent the influence of a lien holder.
Also keep in mind that a home may be listed as pre-foreclosure on these websites but it does not mean the home is actually for sale and it may never go up for sale or to a sheriff's sale. Many homeowners work out a repayment program with their lender.
If you need further assistance or information, please get in touch, or search listings on my website listed below.
Barbara L Smith
Voted "5 Star Professiona Realtorl" for Mt. Laurel
-Philadelphia Magazine Sept. 2012