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Kanchan, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA

what is the house number for this listing? Why R there no house Numbers for most of the listings?

Asked by Kanchan, Sunnyvale, CA Tue Mar 3, 2009

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Hi Kanchan,

The reason you don't see a house number on most of the foreclosure listings (unless they were provided by an agent who is currently representing the property for sale) is because the information is being provided as a "teaser" by a company that wants you to subscribe to their service to get more complete information.

RealtyTrac which is providing the information is publishing the Notice of Default info available as a matter of public record. It can appear that this is a bonafide listing and that the defaulted amount listed is the amount the property will sell for but in most, if not all cases this is not accurate.

If you are truly interested in looking into buying a property that is either in the early stages of the foreclosure process or has already gone through it and is now bank owned I would suggest that you find yourself a good local Realtor who is an expert in the area you want to live in and enlist their aid in finding the perfect home for you. Remember, that hiring a Realtor to represent you as a buyer in the transaction will not cost you anything but it could save you a bundle of irritation, money and time.

Good luck in your home search and thanks for asking the question.

Take care and have a great day!

Tisza Major-Posner, Realtor, IVPG Realty (909) 837-8922
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 4, 2009
Hi Kanchan,
Tisza is correct. A notice of default was filed on this home by the lender in September of '07, and an auction date was set for 12/26/07. The owner still owns the home and it is not on the market. It can be assumed that the late payments were made up, as other sites reported this notice inactive in Jan. '08. and there has been no new notice of default listed since then. You would have to ask RealtyTrac why it is still listing this house a year later. As if the foreclosure situation isn't confusing enough already, there is so much incorrect or incomplete information being spread all over in internet.
If you want to understand foreclosures better and learn about safer ways to purchase them, we offer a workshop on buying foreclosures twice a month in the training room of our office. Anyone can contact me if they are interested in attending the next one on Tuesday, March 10.
Take care,
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