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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Foreclosed House | Andrew Hutchings Long Beach

Buying a forclosed home can be tricky but with the right steps you can have a thriving property.

By Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach, CaliforniaPublished about a year ago 3 min read

What is Foreclosure?

A foreclosure occurs when a homeowner fails to pay the mortgage on their property. After the bank or mortgage company has given notice that they will be foreclosing on the property, the bank will try to sell it at a price that covers its losses and keeps them from going bankrupt.

Buying a foreclosed house can be a great way to get into the real estate market at a reasonable price. But before you reach out to the bank with an offer, you should know what you’re getting into. You need to know what you’re paying for and what you can expect from the deal. If you’re looking to buy a foreclosed house, take the time to read this article to make an informed decision about your future home.

1. What can I expect to pay for a foreclosed home?

The price for a foreclosed home depends on a lot of variables. First, The length of time that the house has been in foreclosure—next is the property’s condition. Lastly, whether or not you are buying it as an investment will affect the price. If you’re looking to buy a foreclosed property, look at comparable homes in your area and ensure you’re getting an offer within your budget.

2. What can I expect to get in a foreclosure?

The final price for a foreclosed home is always negotiable. However, the bank or mortgage company will try to sell the house close to their original investment. This is especially true if you’re buying the property as an investment; you don’t want to be paying more than what it’s worth.

3. What are the risks of buying a foreclosed home?

If you’re looking to buy one, you need to know plenty of things before making the purchase. The main risk is that the house will have an issue after moving in. This can happen for many reasons, but it’s important to remember that these issues will be covered under warranty when you buy from the bank or mortgage company.

4. What are the benefits of buying a foreclosed home?

There are some benefits to owning a foreclosed property. Foreclosure homes tend to be in good shape; they may need some repairs, but they will be in good condition. This is not always the case, so it’s essential to do your research and know what you’re getting into before you buy.

About Andrew Hutchings, Long Beach

Andrew Hutchings of Long Beach, California is best known for being a successful real estate mogul over the course of his 40-year career. Andrew made a name for himself with his incredible home renovations, but hasn't focused his career in flipping real estate properties, it's just a hobby. Andrew's passion is being able to look at a property and make it shine with some good, hard work.

Andrew Hutchings of Long Beach, California is known to everyone who works with him as being an incredibly dedicated worker. He has his parents to thank for that, as they instilled an incredible work ethic in him. This led to Andrew working straight after high school. He found his calling in the real estate industry, where he spent almost a decade working with Century 21. While he was working, Andrew earned his undergraduate degree in Business Finance with a concentration in Real Estate from Long Beach State University. When he was 22, Andrew gained his broker's license, and four years later he opened his office.

When he isn't working, Andrew's main hobbies are traveling and spending time with his main love: his family. If you happen to find him in the few moments of downtime, you can find Andrew looking for a new wristwatch to collect.

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Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach, California

Andrew Hutchings Long Beach is a well-known real estate professional with forty years of experience in his field. Andrew Hutchings Long Beach is known for his astounding home renovations.

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