That popping sound you might hear could be champagne corks popping all around Florida real estate offices. This is because real estate sales in the region have bumped up to a whopping $1 billion during just the first two months of 2012. This translates into a 1/5 increase over sales figures the same time last year. It feels as if folks are coming out of the slump and are looking to get back into the lucrative Florida real estate market. While this is good news, it doesn’t mean we’re completely out of the woods yet. There are still many homes that have been foreclosed upon. However, what was a misfortune for one owner could turn out to be a blessing for another. Smart real estate shoppers have already discovered the many benefits to be had from adding foreclosed properties to their shopping lists.
The stigma of a foreclosed home is really with that previous occupant. They are the one who will be carrying the burden of that credit blemish for some time. As a potential new homeowner, you should approach a foreclosed property as you would with any other property and merely consider all the possibilities. One possible disadvantage of a foreclosed home is the fact that it might not be properly “staged” for selling. This is where professional decorators come into a home and move out all the furniture. They’ll then bring in brand new furnishings to give a place a true “Better Homes and Garden” vibe. This is supposed to entice buyers into signing on the dotted line but it’s a falsehood: None of that furniture is going to stick around once the sale is complete.
At the other end of the spectrum is the foreclosed home which might be showing some signs of neglect. If the previous home owner was having trouble making mortgage payments they might have neglect other things. In the end, they might just leave with whatever they can fit in their car and leave the rest as junk. If you should happen upon a home in a less than tidy condition, don’t be discouraged. Make a great deal for the purchase and then call up a team of foreclosure clean out specialists like Junk King Sarasota. This pro hauling crew can sweep through a foreclosed home and remove anything you want taken out. Practically speaking, that could be all the carpets, drapes furniture, old kitchen appliances and any other garbage that was left in the wake of the previous occupant.
After all that junk is removed, you can bring in the painters and other craftsman to restore that home to its former luster. It’s really not a lot of effort in the grand scheme of things. You’ll have a new home at a great bargain all because you considered the possibilities.