how do i get a list of foreclosures in harris county?

Asked by a.alexander928, Houston, TX Fri Jan 25, 2013

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Paolarileyi, Home Buyer, Fremont, CA
Tue Aug 18, 2015
One way to find foreclosure listings, is call a professional Realtor and they can send you Harris 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.
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Mattharris616, Home Buyer, Houston, TX
Mon Feb 8, 2016
I hear that foreclosures are backed up in the courts in Harris County Tx and if so how long does it take to foreclose starting with day one when the foreclosure has been filed? How many days until I can buy that house from the person that is getting foreclosed on?
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Maria, , Houston, TX
Mon Jan 28, 2013
If you want a list to buy foreclosure at the court house steps(the real thing) try this link:

If you want to know how to buy them without losing your shirt, contact Raul Morales, Southwestern Realty LLC, He's been doing it since 2000.

Tell him Maria referred you.

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Jonathan Hod…, Agent, Katy, TX
Fri Jan 25, 2013
There are several types of foreclosures or REO properties available. Some REALTORS are able to compile a list of active properties for you, but the lists change quickly due to quick sales. It's important to know if you intend to occupy the home or are considering investment opportunities. Then. you can pinpoint what type of homes will be on the list and avoid considering homes you may not be eligible to purchase. In the end, just make sure you are with an agent that knows the foreclosure process and various purchase strategies so you will have the best chance of acquiring a great deal. Some helpful websites open to the public are,, and
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Chris Brouss…, Agent, Cypress, TX
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Do you just want foreclosures or a list of the best deals? I can provide both for $58,000 to $387,500. Let me know and I'll show you how to access.
Chris Broussard
Texas Home Group, Realtors
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How backed up are foreclosures in Harris County.I hear they are backed up and from the time the foreclosure is filed till the occupants have to leave is usually 60 days but the courts are backed up.Do you have any idea how
backed up they are?
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Al Geffon, Agent, Houston, TX
Fri Jan 25, 2013
You've already gotten some good advice here ... but if it's your belief that a buying a foreclosure will get you much more house for much less money, please take a look ...

Contrary to what those late-night real estate hustlers spew forth, it’s a myth that anyone can simply walk right up and purchase a foreclosure for pennies on the dollar. If it were that easy, wouldn’t we all be doing it? While the homes may be aggressively priced when first posted for sale, the strategy is to attract attention to the listings, and raise the stakes through a “bidding war.” In so many instances, foreclosures end up selling for more than the original asking price, and closer to market value.

Just about all of them need considerable work, well beyond cosmetic improvements ... sort of fixer-uppers on steroids. In a nutshell, they’re suited primarily for investors with deep pockets. I work with several, and see firsthand what these places go for, as well as what it takes to get them into livable condition. It can be pretty serious money.

The terms of a foreclosure sale alone should be sufficient to drive all but the most sophisticated buyers away … “as-is, where-is, with all faults and defects.” Bottom line: it’s yours as it sits. In most cases, there’s an opportunity to inspect the property and void the transaction, but only after a contract is signed … and since the homes are generally in pretty rough shape, it’s imperative to have all major components checked out by experts: roof; foundation; under-slab plumbing; structural integrity; electrical; HVAC; drainage; insect/rodent activity, etc. The cost of these inspections is totally on the buyer, and is not reimbursable, irrespective of whether the sale ever closes. Further, in virtually no instance will the lienholder/seller make any allowances for repairs … “as-is, where-is” sums it up.

Ironically, you can likely purchase a great property in much better condition for about the same money … possibly less, considering what you’d have to spend to get most foreclosures into shape. I’ve had many instances of buyers looking for bank-owned property. In virtually every case, they ended up purchasing a great home in a more traditional manner, and never regretted it.

It will be my pleasure to work with you toward finding that special place which best suits your family’s needs. My services and expertise come at no cost to you as a buyer. I trust that this helps. If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards …

Al Geffon
(713) 213-6350
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Carolyn Wolfe, Agent, Houston, TX
Fri Jan 25, 2013
LOVE Lakewood Forest ! The houses are older and need some TLC, but the lots are large and the area is beautiful.
This one is a Fannie Mae Homepath Foreclosure and will require that your Buyer's Agent is Registered in order to Bid. You will also have to have Proof of Funds to go with your bid.

Your Buyer's agent should be able to filter for foreclosures, but dont over look the great deals on Estate Properties and As Is properties that the sellers just cannot afford to renovate therefore giving you a good oppportunity.

Let me know if you would like a Statistics Update on Lakewood Forest and you will see what great deals there are in the neighborhood.
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Monica Galla…, Agent, Houston, TX
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Give me a call to let me know what criteria you are looking at and I can email you a list.
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Your Realtor will have a complete list of Shortsales and REO's.
Not only that; they will be able to FILTER it down to the homes that meet your requirements;

It is so easy to overload with homes that do not.
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