Foreclosure can be a difficult financial hurdle to overcome, but buying a house in your child's name might not be the wisest solution. Q: It's been a year since my foreclosure, I'm renting now but the rent is high in Chicago where I live. If I bought another house and got a mortgage it would [...]
Christmas Gifts: A Lump of Coal for the Housing Industry. Yesterday afternoon, I sat in on a conference call about covering the foreclosure crisis. But it wasn't so much a lesson in foreclosure journalism (if there's such a thing) as it was a discussion of where we are in the now four-year housing crisis with a dash of speculation as to when we might get out of here.
Buying a foreclosure or short sale is basically the same as buying any property on the housing market. You may be able to get a good deal on a foreclosure or short sale if the market is full, but the market value and property value in your area will drive the pricing and financing the loan. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more information about short sales and buying a foreclosure.