Benefits of buying a bank owned home
Any home that is gone through the fore closure process and is now the property of the bank, is a bank owned home. This happens when homeowners have defaulted on their mortgage loan, which gives the bank every right to foreclose their property and then put t up for auction to recover what was supposed to be originally paid against the collateral.
There are a number of benefits buying a bank owned property.
Buying property is one of the biggest headaches since you have to deal with a number of agents and listings, not to mention homeowners and new constructions. But when you buy any property from the bank directly, you only deal with the bank. Banks are trying to recover their money which was due, but they had to settle for foreclosing the home because of mortgage default. Thus there is no value attachment to the said property on part of the bank, unlike some homeowners who want to sell the house but are not willing to at the earliest. The reason being they still, have an emotional attachment to the property and tend to linger on to create problems or even sometimes threaten with legal action.
Foreclosed properties might be in dire conditions since the main reason it was being foreclosed in the first place was because the owners were not able to keep up and meet with their financial commitments. So there is a good chance that, the property might be in need of major repairs. The good thing is that you can request for a full thorough inspection of the said property before even thinking about signing a deal, wherein you can estimate the cost of repairs to be done and the time it might take for the said repairs.
Getting a good deal on bank foreclosed properties is easy because the properties will be priced at below the market value, some might even be decent enough to move in at a short notice. Normally the banks asking price for the said foreclosed property will be less than what the value might be outside on the open market.
Since the previous owners were in financial turmoil when their property was being foreclosed, chances are they might have not been able to pay off any property taxes for a while. This does not necessarily mean that you will have to pay for those expenses, banks tend to waive of these charges which turns out to be a very good deal for you.