Orange County Bank Foreclosures and REO homes

orange_county_bank_foreclosuresOrange County used to have few foreclosures, but this has changed over the past several years. The foreclosure and REO market in Orange County brings bargains to all types of home buyers: from condos and town homes, single family homes, to high end luxury homes.

With foreclosures and short sales, not only is market knowledge important to have, but to also have access to the right properties at the right time with the right information is critical. When you buy a foreclosed home, you're cashing in on a home someone was no longer able to afford. Orange County Bank Foreclosures are a little difficult, but the potential to turn them over for a profit may be there. At OCDreamhomes and OCExecutives - our agents will check nearby for comparable homes to see if the asking price for a foreclosed home is, in fact, a bargain.

Bank Foreclosures in Orange County, or REO properties ( Real Estate Owned in Orange County) by city:

Here's a map of Orange County's REO ( Real Estate Owned or Bank Owned) Homes. Read more about  foreclosed homes or Orange County REO homes.

Orange County Foreclosures and Bank Owned Homes

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
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Orange County REO and Foreclosure Properties For Sale:

Orange County Foreclosures: A REO (Real Estate Owned) is a property that goes back to the mortgage company after an unsuccessful foreclosure auction ( when the owner stopped payments and lender took over the home). Most of foreclosure auctions do not result in bids or sales because if there was enough equity in the property to satisfy the loan, the owner would more likely have sold the property and paid off the bank. That is why the property ends up at a foreclosure or trustee sale.

A foreclosure sale will begin with a minimum bid that includes the loan balance, interest, plus attorney's fees and any costs association with the foreclosure process. If you want to bid in a foreclosure auction, you must have a cashier's check in your hand for the full amount of your bid. If you are the successful bidder, you receive the property in "as is" condition, which may include someone still living in the property. There may also be other liens against the property.

Since what is owed to the bank is almost always more than what the property is worth, very few foreclosure auctions result in a successful sale. Then the property "reverts" to the bank. It becomes an REO, or "real estate owned" property.

Bank Owned homes for sale in Orange County CAOrange County REO's: the bank now owns the property and the mortgage loan no longer exists. The bank will handle any evictions, and may even do some repairs before listing the property for sale. The banks remove the tax liens and pay off any HOA dues if existent. When a buyer purchases a REO,  a title insurance policy and the opportunity to investigate the property. A bank owned property might not be a great bargain. Do your homework before making an offer. Make sure that the price you pay (if you’re successful) is comparable to other homes in the neighborhood. Consider the costs of renovation, and be careful with over bidding and pay over market value. For the most part , in Orange County when a REO becomes available, there's multiple offers on the home,  so the highest and best offer will be submitted by the listing agent to the bank. There's no waiting around like in short sales, as the price has been already approved and in the majority of the cases, is a short escrow. REO's and some standard sales are the  best bets for those buyers looking for a quick escrow and to move into the property fast.

Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of June 27th, 2017 at 6:40pm PDT. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.