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Foreclosure in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Maricris A answered:

You can take advantage of our vast network of agents here on Trulia:

To search for a foreclosure specialist using our site:

1. Go to the link that I provided, enter the location where you're at and click enter.
2. Click the 'More filters' button and choose 'Foreclosure' under specialties.
3. Click the 'Search' button.

We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.


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Sun Feb 21, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
Most foreclosures listed here by RealtyTrac aren't for sale. Someone has fallen behind on their payments and are in the foreclosure process, but they still own the home until it's completed. At that point it is either sold at auction or becomes an REO. ... more
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Sun Nov 15, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Why are you letting your tenant live for free for 6 months? Their rent payment may help you in paying your monthly mortgage. Go and ask for your payment and/or evict them!
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Sun Aug 23, 2015
Jim Morelli answered:
The county appraisal district post a list monthly of the properties up for auction. You may want to make sure you have someone who can research title before deciding to bid.
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Tue Aug 18, 2015
Carlymeo answered:
One way to find foreclosure listings, is call a professional Realtor and they can send you Travis county foreclosure listings. However, in today's market, foreclosure listings are not always the least expensive listings. I suggest you give your Realtor your criteria on what you are looking for and the maximum price you are willing to spend and then from there you will get a list of properties that match your wants - ... more
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
Jim Morelli answered:
You have rights under your current lease. I would recommend speaking with an attorney. Make sure you are not in violation of the lease. The fact that the owner is not paying their mortgage doesn't exempt you from paying your rent. ... more
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Sat Oct 4, 2014
Ampgoico answered:
Por favor necesito comunicarme con personas de habla en español ya que deseo comprar una propiedad pero de foreclosure de preferencia en el área de florida.
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Mon May 19, 2014
Pamela Johnson GRI,BOLD Grad. answered:
I really don't understand why your agent would have stated to you about getting an offer to the bank before the other buyer signs the counter, the bank gives the 1st buyer the option to accept or reject the counter, before they move forward to another buyer, and they tend to do first in, first out. It depends on where you fell in line of offers sent to listing agent.

Hope you received the opportunity to present your offer:)
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
We have plenty, but what is your question?

Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Call 512-261-4415
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Scott Brunger answered:
5112 Canella Dr was sold back at the end of June. On the market for just a couple days!

Not sure if this is the home you are referring to....
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Steven Nusinow answered:
Hi Mary,

I would be happy to show you the inside of any listed home. If you are not currently in town, I would be happy to email you some pictures.

Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Steve Nusinow
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Debra Meyer answered:
Hi Ben,
I have worked with many foreclosures, and know the real estate investor world quite well with forclosures. I have helped some of the top real estate investors in the country with their purchases. I would be happy to work with you on this or any property you are interested in. Please let me know if you are still looking at this property in particular or any other on the market.
Best Regards,
Deb Meyer
Keller Williams Realtor.
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Fri May 24, 2013
Chad Proctor answered:
If it was a tax lien auction (on the court house steps), it means the owner (or someone) paid the back tax and got the property caught up.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
1st Zero-Emissions Realtor answered:
Heres a bunch of short sale homes for sale
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You could have gone to a local, national, respected Title Company, where you would have gotten personal service and explanations about everything:

How much did you save?
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Actually it is reported for foreclosure sales...
You have to pay for the information from what I know though.
Normally it is pretty close to what is due on the loan.

You can check with and I think they charge about $40 a month to get the reports.

My question is why would you want to know? How does this help you? It may or may not be worth the money to find out.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Connie Fitzgerald answered:
Jeremy, this is a great question! If you have heard that buying a foreclosed property is next to impossible as a buyer, it may have been from someone who has had bad experiences in the past. I have sold foreclosed homes to many buyers of mine who were thrilled with the great deals they received and are loving their new homes. Because foreclosures are hot properties these days, you can expect to be up against a lot of competition, but in the long run, the best way to purchase this kind of home would be to sit down with an experienced Real Estate agent for a consultation to discuss the type of financing you may need to purchase a particular home, and all the ins and outs of the buying process of foreclosures. Don't lose hopes! If you like something enough, speak with a recommended agent with great experience in the area you are interested in and go for it! Best of luck Jeremy :) ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Lisa Salinas-Gruver answered:
they definetly do not give the money back, I learned this the hard way. They assume investors are more savvy. They definetly do not give it back for any reason for investors. Occupants will get their money back and I have actually seen them do some lender required work if needed. Trust me, I have sold more HUD homes than I care to say. ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
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