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Should I Buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale as an Investment? – Nick Krautter’s Portland Market Report | 2015 Edition

by | Apr 8, 2015 | How to Guides, Market Reports, Video

Welcome to Part Five of my 2015 Portland Market Report!  Here you will learn a little more about distressed properties, and what they really mean to you as an investor.

Although the distressed property market continues to decline from its 2008-2012 highs, short sales or foreclosures can still be a great investment.  Be aware however  that some of the norms you have in seeing and buying properties, may not be available with distressed homes.  Be prepared for longer delays with regard to the lending process, higher costs during the inspection process, and most times a lack of important information relating to the history of the property itself.  Regardless, when done right, distressed properties can be a great fit for your short and long term real estate investment goals.

Should I buy a short sale?  How does financing work with a foreclosure?  Will the bank finance money to remodel as well?  How long does it take for a short sale to close?  What are the worst case scenarios with foreclosures?  Are they ever “move in ready”?  The answers to all of these questions and more can be found in this years edition of the Market Report!

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