If your name is not on the note for the property being foreclosed upon you should be golden. Not sure I would be bidding on auction sites without a very thorough knowledge of the area or property as you could be in for a surprise. You can get some fantastic bargains on some auction sites but you would be well advised of first selecting an area you want to relocate and working with an agent who can truly provide you a service to make knowledgeable purchasing decisions. So much has to do with you particular needs and that too will make a difference in answers to your questions. For instance if you are looking at condos windstorm insurance for the building will be covered in your association fees. This will also be the case in many town home communities. Chinese drywall was not wisely used but and buyer, especially of homes built or remodeled during 2004 to 2008 should be looked into very carefully as the remediation is very expensive. The latest project I was involved ran about $150,000 but is was a large single family home.
Having been from Jacksonville to Key West and Naples to Pensacola and most points in between I know the state very well. There are some amazing places to call home but many differences in weather, lifestyle and landscape; stay below Vero Beach on the east coast and Sarasota on the west coast if you want the best winter weather. The best place I can point you is a brief blog I did about the Jupiter area;
As a resident of Jupiter, I work throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and a great place to start is by defining your goals and comparing the lifestyles and housing costs of areas that you are interested in. There are so many different options available to us that reside in the state and I have selected Jupiter because of the quality of life that we enjoy. From my viewpoint, there is no finer place to reside that the Jupiter area; from the best schools, to a fantastic economy fueled by many factors and of course the wonderful facilities of Max Planck and Scripps Institute, to incredible unspoiled beaches, unbelievable dining and shopping options, numerous boating and golf opportunities, uncrowded streets, low crime and just the overall kindness of our residents. Recently we were out with a client form New York who commented on just how nice everyone is; and why not as we are truly lucky to live in Paradise.
I work almost entirely as a buyers agent in Palm Beach and Martin Counties and certainly would be honored to be on the list of RealtorsÂ® you interview and happy to be of assistance in any way that I can. If you are in the area and would like a tour I would enjoy showing you why I am so fortunate to call Jupiter my hometown.
I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Always at Your Service,
Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"
Keller Williams Realty