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Tips For Buying A Foreclosed Home

Foreclosure is a legal process in which debtors try to recover their loan balance from creditors after they have stopped making payments as stated in the agreement. Debtors make this recovery by forcing the sales of the assets that the creditor has used as collateral for the loan. This is usually done by auctioneers who are given the go-ahead to sell the creditors’ assets. The following tips will help you secure the best-foreclosed homes in Southwest Florida at a great deal.

The answer is yes. If you are reading this you may have been involved in construction at a specific time—either as a contractor or as a property owner. You may have come across the legal document known as the mechanical lien, but what does it mean? We discuss:

A mechanical lien is generally a legal claim against a property by a subcontractor or a supplier, in case your house has been improved or remodeled and they have not received the necessary compensation from the general contractor. For example, if a part of your house is remodeled and the supplier of the materials is not paid by the general contractor a mechanical lien can be placed on your house to recover the money.

Do I Need Title Insurance, Even If I Am Paying Cash?

Do I Need Title Insurance, Even If I Am Paying Cash?

Title insurance is an insurance policy that is required by the lender when taking a mortgage. The insurance policy is meant to benefit the lender in several ways. The lender requires the insurance policy to gain knowledge and understanding about the property in question. Information gathered include the ownership of the property and whether any charge has been placed before by any other lender. The information is meant to protect the lender in the event that there may be any issues with the property. Therefore, it is imperative to take a title insurance policy when taking a mortgage using a loan rather than cash. However, when paying for the mortgage using cash, you can decide to leave out the policy or take it since it is optional and the beneficiary is yourself rather than a third party.

The Condo

Buying a condo is a dream come true for many people. It’s no wonder many potential homeowners are flocking to areas such as Bonita, Sanibel and Marco in Southwest Florida. Remarkable high rise condos on impressive locations, drawn by sugary white beaches, and fabulous sunsets, what’s not to like? It’s therefore pertinent that these buyers understand more about title insurance policies to secure their dreams and protect their investments. Unfortunately, many people don’t think they need insurance until something bad happens but by then it’s often too late to get insurance. It’s therefore best to eliminate these risks and prevent the possibility of losing your investment. A title insurance will cover any buyer in the event of previous legal issues associated with the property that they may not be aware of.

Southwest Florida is a great place to buy a home. But is it worth it to buy a SWFL fixer-upper home instead of a new build or a recently renovated home? There are pros and cons to each type of home you may want to buy and it isn’t always what you might think. Here are a few things to think about when considering what type of home to buy.

Cost

Most people think a SWFL fixer-upper home will save you a lot of money. And it is true that the cost of a fixer-upper is lower then that of a comparable home that is ready to move into, the reason is that you will be putting the difference into your renovations. However, if you have time  to wait for deals, can do some of the work yourself, or are flexible with your wants, then you can save some money by renovating a fixer-upper. However, if you are going to gut the house and start from scratch, you may end up paying far more then you would for an already renovated home… but this one will be exactly what you want.