09-19-2009 12:10 AM
09-20-2009 08:04 AM
09-20-2009 02:28 PM - edited 09-20-2009 02:30 PM
09-21-2009 10:28 PM
Like Matt says there are lag times between foreclosing and listing. I watched the house across the street get foreclosed. Then a couple weeks later a cleaning crew came. Then the landscapers came and then a photographer. Then the sign went up. It was quicker than other homes in the neighborhood.
If there are any issues with the title it can take longer.
09-23-2009 12:47 PM
There are a lot of ways of buying a house and getting advice in buying it. First you have to know if it is for sale. If you know the owner name call and send them a letter. If they don't want to sell the house, the will tell you so, or at worst ignore you. If it is for sale, either through the bank or on the MLS, then you will need to negotiate the purchase and sale agreement. There are a lot of variables and time lines in a purchase and sale agreement. At this point you really need to have a real estate professional helping you, and preferably one that has experience in the neighborhood and type of property you are wanting to buy.