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Posted on 27th Sep, 2016

3 Reasons Buying A Repossessed House Makes Sense

Buying your first house is an experience second to none; it’s probably the biggest financial decision of your life. This is particularly the case for first-time homeowners. Buying a house for a bargain is an opportunity you don’t want to miss, but some deals are too good to be true. If you are on the fence about buying a repossessed house, here are three reasons to buy them:

Not all repossessed homes are rundown

True, that in a majority of cases owners abandon auctioned homes. They leave it as it is – with all the repairs and junk. But this isn’t always the case. Some of these houses are relatively new build and developed by property developers who have unfortunately filed for bankruptcy. If you are lucky, you could buy a ready to move home.

They’re a sound investment:

If you are looking to invest in a house, repossessed homes are an excellent option. They sell for a lot less than the market – all you have to do is to arrange for a few repairs and make the house habitable enough and rent it out. The rent can help you pay the mortgage or pay off any other debt incurred in the process. It could also be a welcome addition to the pension pot. Before you buy the property, we suggest that you hire a professional home inspector or someone from the reconstruction industry. They can help you prevent from buying a dead horse.

They’re a great opportunity for first-time house owners:

If it were not for repossessed homes, property owning would be limited only to a few people. Foreclosed properties make it easy for the younger generation to own homes.

But….

Before you buy a repossessed house, we suggest that you have a clear plan. What did you intend to do with the property? Do you plan to let it on rent? Are you looking for a holiday home? Do you plan to live in it?

Also, repossessed homes are very popular among real estate investors – they maintain good relations with lenders and know about the property even before it is available to the general market. Make sure your financial options are well chalked out even before you begin looking for a property.

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