Are buyer's able to view/walk through foreclosures, or is it usually unseen?

Asked by Rachael Koger, Altoona, WI Thu Jan 2, 2014

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The Stephen…, Agent, Portland, OR
Thu Jan 2, 2014
If you buy it "on the court house steps" I think it is often site unseen. But if you buy a foreclosure that is advertised publicly with your local MLS, you should definitely not only be able to see it, but conduct any inspections you'd like to ensure a safe purchase.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Thu Jan 2, 2014
You mean bank owned homes since the foreclosure is long past and the bank now owns it. If it is listed with a Realtor it can be shown by a Realtor to a buyer. Homes in foreclosure are not able to be seen since they are not listed for sale.
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thanks for the clarification i did mean Bank Owned, as I understand within the process of foreclosure the tenants wouldn't be too welcoming ;)
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Spencer Sch…, Agent, Wausau, WI
Thu Jan 2, 2014

Unless the foreclosure is listed with an agent, or the foreclosure is a LOCAL bank, generally they remain "Unseen" & not available for viewing.........Spencer
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Eric Borst, Agent, Eau Claire, WI
Thu Jan 2, 2014
as long as the property is listed you are able to have a showing on the property.
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Marge Bennett, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Thu Jan 2, 2014
At least in SW Florida, foreclosures are almost always listed with Realtors and are available for viewing, inspections, etc. Even the auction properties are usually available a few days before the auction for inspection.
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