Thursday, August 6, 2009

Buy a Florida Foreclosed Home

Here is an interesting article that just hit the wires on CNN.

Buy foreclosures now - before it's too late!
By Les Christie, staff writer
Last Updated: August 6, 2009: 9:40 AM ET

NEW YORK ( -- You've heard of speed dating? It's got nothin' on foreclosure buying these days. In many places, anyone who wants to buy a foreclosure better act fast, or they're going to come away with bupkus.

REOs, the industry term for homes repossessed by lenders and put back on the market, are often selling in a day -- sometimes in less.

"We're seeing REOs go very quickly. Offers come in immediately after the listing comes on the market, within 24 hours," said Brad Geisen, founder of Some homes have been put into contract in less than 90 minutes.

In Stockton, Calif., foreclosure ground zero, the market has changed radically. Last summer, Cesar Dias became famous for founding the "foreclosure tour," in which he packed potential buyers on a bus and ferried them around to some of the thousands of distressed properties.
Today, the foreclosure tour in Stockton is history. There are too few REOs.


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