Pop-up advertisements on your computer advertising companies that "list foreclosed houses" are likely to have appeared. There are also chances that you have seen television commercials or radio ads where people claim they have made millions "flipping" these properties. 

While some people find great deals buying houses for sale in Raleigh NC, others are stuck in legal and financial quagmires. You need to find the best realtors who are serving Raleigh, Durham, and Surrounding Areas.

It is not the same as buying a pre-owned or new home if you are looking to purchase a house that has been foreclosed. You can make an informed decision about whether a foreclosure home is right for you.

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Pre-approved

Pre-approval is a key step in buying a home. Pre-approval for a loan to buy a home shows you what price range you can afford. Remember that a foreclosure home may need repairs. Your monthly payments should be within a budget that allows you to pay for the necessary repairs.

Foreclosure Auction Purchases

You can buy a foreclosure home in two ways. First, you can buy a foreclosed home through a foreclosure auction. This is not an option unless you have the cash and are experienced in buying foreclosures. You cannot inspect the property before you bid. If your bid is successful, you will have to pay the full amount upfront. You are basically paying cash for a house that has not been inspected.

REO Purchases

A real estate-owned (REO) home can also be purchased. A bank-owned home is another term for an REO house. An REO home is a way to avoid the hassles associated with buying a home at an auction. The bank will pay any back taxes or liens on the property.