There are not too many foreclosures up there, but to find the best bargains you would want to get on an agent's client gateway email list for that zip code or neighborhood and at least you'd get instant emails for new properties that appear before anyone else does. I use a keyword search for foreclosures rather than a simple "label" search since this yields the best results, I also comb around for short sales. I specialize in investment propeties so foreclosures are pretty much a big part of my daily grind. If you're interested in a Broker helping you out and getting a rebate, my website is below. Thanks!
If you are determined to find a foreclosure look at http://www.HotPads.com. It is an exclusively foreclosure website. I can create a home search to send you the latest listings in the neighborhood you are interested in. Please call me if I can be of further assistance, as I would be thrilled to help you find your next home.
Betina Foreman, Realtor Austin Texas
The first two steps to take in any buyer transaction:
1. Talk with a mortgage lender and obtain a pre-approval letter (this will help you move quickly when a bargain comes along.)
2. Hire a buyer's agent to begin searching for homes in your preferred neighborhood on your behalf - preferably one with an ABR designation.
One way we provide value to our clients is by setting them up on a "client gateway" that alerts them to new homes hitting the market that match their specific needs (price, size, location, and preferred amenities.) This way, the buyer knows precisely when an ideal home hits the market and can view it and, if need be, make an offer promptly.
Another way we help is by helping with a negotiation strategy based on research, neighborhood sales data, property condition, and time on the market. A full-time Realtor can provide advice and advocacy to help you through the negotiating process and help you obtain a great deal.
If you'd like more information on 78759, please let me know - I'd be happy to assist you.
My office, RE/MAX Austin Advantage, is in 78759 on Oak Knoll at 183.
We sponsor a website called: http://www.traviscountyforeclosures.com
This is the best place to start your search as all foreclosure documents, and announcements are hand entered weekly. Find what you need on this website, then get in touch with me.
Hope this helps. Talk to you soon.
She's a no-nonsense type but if you are sincere and not just fishing, she'll drop offers that most people say are crazy and most importantly, get them done. firstname.lastname@example.org
I lived in "The 59" for several years and now I sell homes there. I would be happy to help you through the process. The neighborhood is family oriented and has seen excellent apreciation in the last 15 years. This neighborhood is not known for having foreclosures, and very rarely there may be one or two. If that is specifically what you want, I would go to a lender and get qualified and approved now so that you are ready to act ASAP when we find the right home. You don't want to find the home and lose it because they received another offer from an approved buyer. If you need a lender, you may go to my website and find several on my Area Links/ Local Service Providers/ mortgage lenders. Call them all and see who feels like a good fit. You need to find someone that you can talk to and someone that will be responsive to your needs. As a buyers agent I am there 150% for my clients. Please call me if you want to see some homes in 78759.
Betina Foreman, Realtor Austin Texas
The seller typically pays the Realtor's commission and a really good buyer's agent working for you will save you much more than you could have rebated by a new or inexperienced agent who would be willing to provide a rebate.
I would recommend interviewing a few agents and choosing the one you feel will work the best for you.
While I can help you with access to MLS and other real estate service, I am not a real estate agent. I work with many investros, FSBOs, Short sales, and yes foreclosures. You obviously realize it is a buyers market, but I encourage you to give me a call so I can understand how truely "wholesale" you want to get. It sounds like I can help you. Please give me a call at (512) 633-4393 or email me at Thad@ThadJarrett.com
Congratulations on selecting 78759. It is a great area and has wonderful ameneites for your family. When you mention RRISD, I would suggest RRISD part of Great Hills, Canyon Mesa and other parts of 1N. Foreclosures are up in Central Texas, but are not plentiful in the areas that you have identified.
Working with a realtor that is dedicated to you and your needs is the best way to find a home. It is true that seller's are motivated today, but they are not doing crazy deals as may be happening in other parts of the country.
Right now, there are 7 homes in 78759, RRISD and under 400k. Not a ton, but somethings to consider.
I would be glad to assist you if you would like further assistance. I however do not discount my rates as I am full service realtor that is dedicated to my clients finding exactly what it is that they are looking for. I have many satisified clients that I have worked with and also had 3 buyer sales in September, 1 listing under contract in the last 2 weeks and 2 new listings in the last 30 days. I would challenge you to ask other realtors how their business is doing. Mine is GREAT!!!
Ritch Haenke, Realtor(R)
Coldwell Banker, United
It really depends on what you call a bargain. Are you guys just looking to do cosmetic work? Do you want a tear down.
I would have to look and see if any are on foreclosure.
Email me if you are interested in my services. Have a good week