I've helped many buyers purchase homes directly from the bank. So, here's what you do. Wait for the house to come on the market for sale as an REO listing, but you want to be the first to know about it. So, work with me & you will be notified the same day the house gets listed for sale. Be aware, though, that not every house that banks own will be listed for sale. Sometimes, they package many homes together in a multimillion deal & sell them to cash investors at deep discounts. Let's hope this does not happen to this house you are interested in. I also have access to some databases that will alert me ahead of time before the property actually gets listed...so we can get a head start on other buyers.
There is no legal way to get access to the interior of the property right now. Doing so will be considered trespassing. However, you may want to peek inside the windows, just beware that it's private property & trespassing. You'll want to wait until the property gets listed for sale. Whatever you do, don't get assistance from the listing agent, because he/she works for the seller & not hired to protect nor help you.
Contact me & let me show you the benefits of allowing a Buyer's Agent REALTOR to assist you and to keep you informed about this house and any others that you may like.
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