Foreclosed Homes Washington DC

Local resource for foreclosed homes in Washington, DC. Includes helpful information including foreclosure listings for bank owned homes, government foreclosures, and tax foreclosures.

Arbour Realty
(703) 536-5547
875 N Randolph St
Arlington, VA

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Re/Max Supreme Properties
(202) 333-8393
3600 14th St
Washington, DC
 
Re/Max Realty Services
5540 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
Re/Max Allegiance
(703) 824-4800
5100 Leesburg PikeSuite 200
Alexandria, VA
 
Re/Max Evolution
(703) 996-3567
1940 Duke StSte 200
Alexandria, VA
 
Re/Max Allegiance
(202) 547-5600
220 7th St SE
Washington, DC
 
Re/Max Allegiance
(202) 338-8900
1720 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
Re/Max Allegiance
(703) 522-1940
3315 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA
 
Re/Max Allegiance
(703) 549-9200
120 South Royal St
Alexandria, VA
 
Re/Max Realty Services
(301) 652-0400
4825 Bethesda AveSte 200
Bethesda, MD
 
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Real Estate Foreclosure: Having Knowledge and Experience Is Essential



Investing in real estate foreclosure requires being realistic about the problems one has to face, and may require having experience with traditional real estate investing. One can certainly make a lot of money through real estate foreclosure, but one will need to know a lot about the business otherwise. One can lose all of one’s money on a disastrous real estate foreclosure. So, one would need to know how to buy pre-foreclosures, how to buy at a foreclosure auction as well as how to buy from a lender, after the foreclosure sale.

Buying Real Estate Owned Properties Is Least Risky

Buying real estate from a delinquent property owner before it has been auctioned is a pre-foreclosure deal, and if nobody bids for the real estate at an auction, it becomes the property of the lender. This is known as real estate owned, and this is the least risky way to buy real estate foreclosures as they are pretty much the same as buying through a regular sale.

Somewhat more risky real estate foreclosure buying is the pre-foreclosure real estate sale since, in such an instance, an owner may disappear and thus the risk of not getting anything arises. Often, pre-foreclosure owners may lie in desperation about the condition of the property as well as its neighborhood. In addition, there may also be liens on the property that the owner conveniently forgets to inform the buyer, and there is also the liability of paying utility bills that rests on the buyer.



Buying real estate foreclosures at an auction is the riskiest way of purchasing foreclosures, since the buyer will not have a real estate agent to get him or her through the entire process, and there is also no escrow as well as no title report nor insurance. It may also be an all-cash sale or one may need to pay the entire amount in a week or month’s time and, and in case of default, the buyer will lose his or her entire deposit. In addition, there is absolutely no warranty of any kind, and the buyer has no assurance that the real estate is free of liens or loans against it.

It thus becomes pretty self-evident that buying real estate foreclosure properties requires a great deal of knowledge as well as experience. One should try to start with a simple buying approach and gather experience with properties, laws, deeds, loans as well as ordinances and lay a solid foundation before venturing into deeper sales.

Real estate foreclosure deals require searching for titles and know intimately the government offices that have tax assessment rolls as well as records of properties, and one should also know the values of properties in the area in which one will be investing. In addition, studying foreclosure laws in your state and fully understanding real estate foreclosures is essential before buying.