Hey, RE investors! I’ve got a deal for you. Do you want to make an easy +$40,000 dollars?
Then head to the Sacramento Courthouse this Monday, September 20th, and buy 4932 Dewey Drive!
Bidding starts at $135,900.
I’d tell you to check out the estimated debt, but you’d then think I’m just making stuff up, because nobody would ever owe so much money… right
You need to consider a couple of things, though. From CampIdiot, a friendly dot posted the following:
I asked my wife about this, she does this foreclosure stuff for a living. Some country records are online. She says if it was in another county, she could look it up online to see what loans were paid off but she doesn’t know about Sacramento and isn’t interested enough to go look for it. She said the $135,900 first bid amount could be any of the loans. Any of the loan holders could forclose.
For example, she said if Well Fargo was still owed HELOCs, they could foreclosure even though they are the junior lender.
If you buy the propery at auction, you inherit all the loans that were senior to the lender that is foreclosing. So, if there are HELOCs junior to a larger mortgage that is senior and you buy it at auction via the junior foreclosure, you now owe the senior larger mortgage debt. Additionally, she says if there are IRS liens, you owe those since they are senior to both and they can take the property if you don’t pay them off. She said you could find out which lender was foreclosing if you looked at the court records but she doesn’t deal with Sacramento properties so she doesn’t know if it is online or whether you have to go to the courthouse. It is public record in any case.
If someone thinks this is a good deal because of the value of other properties in the area, you need to look at who is foreclosing, who is junior and senior and whether there are liens tied to it as well. Just because you buy it at auction doesn’t mean you get it free and clear and doesn’t mean other debt and liens aren’t still attached to the house (that you are now responsible for).
I made a small poll. Bear in mind, you can choose multiple answers.
Onlyone other small detail: would you live, sleep and eat where Casey Serin once lived, slept, and ate?
Not losing any hope… yet,
September 19th, 2010