Fort Myers Foreclosures
If you are looking for great values in Fort Myers Real Estate then consider Fort Myers Florida foreclosures which are located in Lee County. Due to a number of factors like speculators there are a large number of banks owned homes and condos in REO.
This is a great time to purchase homes or condos at extremely low prices. In some cases Ft Myers Foreclosures are 50% lower than when they were originally purchased.
It is important to understand the Foreclosure process and the terms involved in the transaction.
PRE-FORECLOSURE (NOD -LIS) - This process is where the lender has filed foreclosure proceedings against the property. This is where you can buy from the owner/borrower and they are sometimes listed as a Short Sale. (A short sale is when the owner sells for less than the mortgage and makes up the difference) Most owners in this situation list their property and hope to get lucky and find a buyer but do not have the money to make up the difference of what they owe or the amount short of the mortgage. However, you must still have the lenders approval and it is difficult at best to make this happen in a timely manner. Not recommend
AUCTION (NTS - NFS) - If the property goes to auction then many times is done on the court yard steps. Buyers are often times required to pay cash and do not have a lot of time to research the title and conditions of the property. However purchasing Auction property can have financial benefits and you do not have to deal with the owner like in a Pre-Foreclosure.
BANK OWNED (REO) - This happens when the bank takes ownership from the borrower/owner by written agreement and puts a value on the property then offers it for sale. This is where you can pick up Great Values as in the current market Banks are overloaded with properties.
It is important to have professional Realtors like us to assist you in all the steps necessary to purchase a Ft Myers Foreclosure.