After spending time analyzing the two foreclosure properties, I was able to come up with some valid and interesting information that allowed me to choose which asset would be the best investment. Although one property seemed to be a better deal than the other, after doing research it was clear that was not the case. Many factors had to be considered such as current and past market trends, cost and location. Working in the REO industry and dealing with foreclosure properties across the United States everyday really helped me come up with my answer. I was able to utilize the knowledge I have obtained through my career to better understand which of the two properties would really be the best investment. I have seen individuals and investors …show more content…
Even if I decided not to sell the property and rent it out instead, the rent in North Carolina would be more profitable by $500 than California. The statistics show current fair market rental value in Chapel Hill for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom is $1,770 and in Stockton it is $1,200. When looking to make a profit on a foreclosure there are a lot of things that an individual must look into. A lot of foreclosed properties are not in pristine condition. Many of them will need upgrades and repairs. Although the California property has been completely remodeled and it is turnkey, the return amount for selling this property is still not as profitable as it would be to renovate the North Carolina property and resell. The Chapel Hill property needs many upgrades, both interior and exterior. Some key selling points people are looking for in today’s market are curb appeal, kitchens, and bathrooms. For the curb appeal of this property, the red sidewalk and brick would need to be toned down to a more neutral color. I would also have a painter come in and paint the exterior and interior of the property as well. The shrubs in front of the property would need to be removed and replaced with a type of rose bush or palms to make the house look more inviting and not so dark and hidden. I would put laminate flooring through out the
A closer scrutiny of the market was done by pulling three sales of homes closely comparable to the subject in terms of overall quality grade and the size of above grade living area (see County sales grid). The comps were sold in the range of $770,000 to $900,000. The subject is relatively inferior to comp #1 in terms of size of above grade living area and superior to comp #2 in terms of overall quality grade.
My husband and I relocated to this area in 2006. He had accepted a job offer in Martinsville, Virginia, which is right over the North Carolina/ Virginia line. We shopped for houses every weekend for over a year trying to find a home that had everything we needed and that allowed him to be close to his office. However, in 2008 we purchased a home in Stoneville, North Carolina, because of the prices of housing in Virginia. We used deductive reasoning in our price comparisons that enable us to determine that the Virginia housing market was not going to work out for us.
In the gleeful times of 2005, my parents decided, like so many others, that it was time to “upgrade.” They sold our smaller home on the other side of town, which had appreciated nicely, and bought a 3700 square foot behemoth in a town with already exorbitant property taxes. My younger brother and I were thrilled to finally have a basement, our own rooms, and even a concrete basketball court in our backyard! All eight-year-old me knew was that things were going to be a whole lot more comfortable from there, and my optimistic parents seemed to think the same.
Supply and demand play a major role in the value of real estate. The forces behind supply and demand include physical, economic, political, sociological, and location issues. The location of the subject property within St. Johns provides many positives with respect to value. First, the proximity to local highways not only provides for ingress and egress, but gives the subject neighborhood exposure to potential tenants or clients. It provides a quick means of transportation for employees or customers. Second, the location of St. Johns in proximity to Lansing and the rest of Michigan is an advantage. This proximity provides additional workforce, complementary businesses, and suppliers.
The insolvency seen in the Housing Market manifested in the large number of stagnant foreclosures caused a dramatic decline in housing prices, which resulted in many homeowners owing more money on their houses than they are worth. Market-level insolvency is caused by capital flight in a specific market in response to a scare during a decrease in solvency. During the scope of this recession, the initial, progressive decrease in solvency was caused by a negative Net Capital Outflow in conjunction with the cash-vacuum produced by the US Budget Deficit, and the scare was caused primarily by the failure of several significantly-sized corporations and a rapid increase in foreclosures caused by the loss of a large number of jobs.
I often used to watch a show called “Extreme Makeover” where a team of builders would come to a neighborhood, build a need worthy family a beautiful new home, and then just give it to them. “Wow! What a lucky family,” I would say. “How fortunate.” However, as time went by, that same family would be in the news again. Why? The house was in foreclosure. The people had gone to the bank and taken out a mortgage against the home, then spent all the money they got for it on other things.
The foreclosure crisis in America has impacted everyone- even those who don’t own homes. Our nation is currently struggling with high unemployment, a relatively illiquid credit market, and a deficit that raises serious concerns about the value of the US Dollar in the not too distant future. With interest rates already at historic lows and the government pursuing an unprecedented policy of quantitative monetary easing, options for government intervention are limited. While there is no simple solution to this problem, I think that we must look at the reasons the housing market went into crisis, and based on that develop a regulatory system that will allow us to avoid another situation like this in the future. If Americans believe
The average home sale within this neighborhood for a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is about $422,500. Homes within this neighborhood experience a sharp and sudden appreciation in value December of 2014. Although some homes are not holding on to their 2014 values, the houses in this neighborhood are still affordable relative to other metropolitan areas throughout North Carolina.
This is not a typical foreclosure case, but not a typical one . A pending foreclosure sale was actually canceled by written notice to the homeowners. Even had the sale not been canceled, it would have been voidable by various violations of California law which protect homeowners from wrongful foreclosure.
At first I didn't know how to attract buyers that might be interested in purchasing a home in Jersey City or Hudson County, New Jersey. The "for sale by owner" sign in the yard wasn't working. I ended up spending a fortune placing classifieds in the local paper which resulted in few potential buyers. Those that did respond wanted to see my house at all different hours of the day or night. I was afraid to say no in fear of losing a potential buyer. I would have to keep my house clean and all picked up, only to have them not show up to see my house. Other times I had some pretty scary people show up with their 5 kids in tow, trampling through my home. I never did find my ideal buyer. Even if I did, I had no idea how to get them qualified, how to handle all the purchase and sale paperwork or how to get the house closed. I said "There has to be a better way to sell my home!" and I was determined to find
In the summer of 2008, my parents bought a condominium that had gone into foreclosure. Our goal was to “flip” the newly-acquired asset and make a profit. Since “flipping” houses was only a part-time job for my parents, I decided to lend a helping hand. I dragged trash out, demolished a ragged couch, and painted the walls. We transformed the property from a dirty dump to a highly-desired home that received multiple offers and was sold in two weeks. The previous homeowner had neglected numerous court warnings and finally had to be removed by police. Throughout the renovation process, I became increasingly interested in the United States foreclosure crisis and began pondering possible solutions.
That is a conversation that has happened many thousands of times in the past 10 years. That is normal for me because this conversation is one I had about 7 years ago.
Rosemont was on the market for $2.5 million dollars. The furniture and equipment on both locations were old and worn but regardless, it was able to find a buyer. Cates
Whether you are a private investor or a bank, taking maintaining a foreclosed property is tedious. Many homeowners may feel emotional about losing their home. As such, they aren’t in favor of leaving their old residence in tiptop shape. In many cases, foreclosed homes require extensive work that goes beyond cleanups, which is one of the many reasons you should leave the heavy lifting to a professional.
To determine the best course of action for purchasing high rise condos in Miami to be used either as rentals or with the purpose of reselling within 1-3 years, Bill and Jan Leon, ambassadors at BREIA, asked me to study the current housing market, determine the investors current attitudes toward investing in high rise condos in Miami, examine websites that advertise such properties, assess current market value, devise criteria for assessing the properties, and present my findings and recommendations.