If an agency buys a foreclosure property from the bank, how long will it take them to the deed?

Asked by Jen, 77002 Tue Jul 27, 2010

I am trying to buy this house from an agency that claims to have bought it from the bank. They tell me that they do not have the title yet and that I will receive it and give it to me after the deal is closed (I made my payment and the contract is signed). Is this how it works?

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Nadine Cius, Agent, Houston, TX
Tue Jul 27, 2010
Jen, The normal process when you purchase a home is to get title upon closing and funding. The fact that they dont' have title to a home they are selling is a red flag. You are asking this question because you sense this deal is not up to par. Follow your instincts. Contact the Texas Attorney General's office and review your information with them. My bet is it's an illegal flip. (fraudulent transaction). http://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/contacts.shtml
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Tue Jul 27, 2010
Have you heard of "flippin properties" ... a person can purchase a property at 9 am finish paperwork use same title company resale all on the same day.

Recommend check county tax records determine if there was ever a sale on property.

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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Tue Jul 27, 2010
That sounds weird. Make sure you have your own realtor involved in the transaction.

Make sure your payment is to the title company and not to an individual.

If you are not going to use a realtor at least pay for an attorney....YOUR own attorney, not someone else attorney they hired to work for them.
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