Buying Short Sales Over Foreclosures

October 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Buying Short Sales OVer Foreclosures

The million dollar question for investors is : What is a better purchase a short sale or a foreclosure?

Generally speaking a short sale is a better purchase than a foreclosure.  The reason for this is that they are priced very similar, but short sale homes are usually in better condition.  In addition to this when you buy a short sale you are helping the previous homeowner prevent foreclosure, which will stop any detrimental effects to their credit.  When buying a foreclosed home, one can expect many faults with the property.  The only downside to purchasing a short sale home is that you will have to wait for a while until the bank approves your offer.  Believe me the wait is well worth the equity you will gain in the investment.

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