i want to buy a property in san francisco not more than $125000/- any foreclosure property available at this price, please help, pasubu@hotmail.com

Asked by Subu, San Francisco, CA Sat Oct 24, 2009

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Dan Chase, Home Buyer, Texas City, TX
Sun Oct 25, 2009
All the realtors seem to agree. No listings at that price at THIS time.

We now have 2 1/2 million foreclosures in the pipeline. We have 7 million foreclosures coming in the next 1-3 years. When those hit you should find prices dropping. Remember, we have big unemployment, we have poor loan availability. FHA is finding bottom line problems, low reserves, high defaults= less loans in the not to distant future. I bet if you wait intil 2011, maybe 2012 you will find much better prices. PLUS by then you should have even more saved for the purpose.

Be patient, be smart, wait, watch, and prepare. Save a great downpayment, live like the poorest person you know. Save all the money you can. Try shopping at goodwill. Eat much cheaper foods, and cut out any unnecessary expenses like coffe you do nor brew at home. Then in awhile you will be sitting pretty.
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Pacita Dimac…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Sun Oct 25, 2009
If you had said in the San Francisco AREA --- which includes the east bay --- then you may be able to find something. However, do note that even in the East Bay, homes at the price range you're talking about are seriously in need of help. More than likely, they will be REO (real estate owned or bank owned) properties that have been trashed or stripped and may not qualify for a loan.

And foreclosures are being snapped up by all cash buyers.

It is also not unusual to run into multiple-offer situations. The most I've run into was 98 offers! Just because a property is being sold as a foreclosure doesn't mean it's going to be easy or even cheap. REOs are always AS IS --- so you'd have to have additional cash to bring it back to habitable condiion.

That's the reality. Knowing what to expect, you won't get too disappointed.
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Jamie Comer, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Oct 24, 2009
Unfortunaltey,no. But you may find something in this price point in Tracy.
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Mike Ackerman…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Oct 24, 2009

I'm sorry there is no habitable home at that price range in San Francisco. I've been looking too!

Despite reports of the demise of real estate in San Francisco there are many who are searching for bargains. Being America's Favorite City - there is typically always a large pool of buyers looking for 'BARGAINS' in San Francisco at any given time - even now - with CASH!!!

At $125,000 which I'm sure you worked hard to save you couldn't even purchase a Mayor's Office of Housing Program 'BMR' unit for that price. You could however leverage that savings into a larger property and that kind of cash would be a great down payment for $600,000 home. I'd rather tell you the truth than tell you the fantasy of finding a leprechaun at the end of a rainbow or tell you that if your rub a magic unicorn you'll find that SF 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home with 2 car side by side parking for $125,000 in foreclosure... It just doesn't exist Subu.

Nevertheless to amuse you and introduce you to REO (Bank Owned Property) and Short Sales - which is typically the next question clients have... I ran across this YOUTUBE Video about how to buy a Bank Owned Home - aka (REO)... You may find informative and amusing. I find it an incredibly accurate amalgamation to experiences I've lived through with my clients.



The SF REO/Short Sale agents my clients have encountered are typically out of this world - let alone out of the 415 area code! You will probably find it more amusing than your search for a habitable property in San Francisco below your $125,000 limit.

Wishing you all my best and in good spirits! }:-)

Mike Ackerman
Zephyr Real Estate


SOMA Luxe for $400 sq ft -

Open Sunday 10/25 2-4 or by appointment - call 415-695-2715 (not a short sale nor a REO!)
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Oct 24, 2009

You could have a realtor set up a search for you so that if a property comes up in that price range you'll know, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Most likely if anything does come up it's going to be some kind of BMR unit which has income restrictions, a fractional ownership deal on a luxury property, an incredibly run down property where in a dangerous part of town, or a vacant lot such as the one Jed identified.

If that's the top of your price range you can buy, but you'll have to go outside of San Francisco. Also keep in mind that many properties that have been foreclosed have not been well cared for and you will need additional funds for repairs and/or upgrades.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Managing Broker
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Jed Lane, Agent, Petaluma, CA
Sat Oct 24, 2009
Only option is a lot at 109 Roscoe listed at $69,000. Nothing else is available for that price, you will need to come up to $185,000 minimum for etiher a TIC or condo.
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