VA Foreclosure Listings
Property Management Service Contract
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acquires properties as a result of foreclosures on VA-guaranteed and VA-financed loans. These acquired properties are marketed for sale through a property management services contract that was awarded to BAC Home Loan Servicing, LP.
VA acquired properties are listed for sale at http://va.reotrans.com and through local Multi Listing Systems (MLS) by local listing agents. If you are interested in buying a VA-acquired property, please contact a local real estate broker of your choice to see the property.
Tips and Tricks for Using VA Foreclosure Listings
With all of the VA foreclosure listings available today, you need to know how to use and how to read these advertisements quickly in order to snatch up deals before someone else does.
When you're ready to buy a new home, you don't want to waste your time. In today's real estate market, more homes than ever are being listed online and in newspapers, making it difficult to keep up with what's out there and what you might want to purchase. With VA foreclosure listings growing each day, these deals are certainly going to remain on the market for a while. To help you purchase a VA foreclosure, here are some tips and tricks for finding, reading, and using the listings to your advantage.
Finding the VA Foreclosure ListingsThe best way to look for VA foreclosure listings is to go directly to the Department of Veteran's Affairs website as they can point you to websites they not only endorse, but also may have a hand in managing. You can also do a quick search online for reputable VA foreclosure listing sites. However, not all of the VA foreclosed homes are going to be online. You will also want to look in local newspapers and well as real estate guides to see if anything is available in your target location. Speaking with a realtor or a real estate agent will also help to point you in the direction of those VA foreclosure listings which might not be on the Internet yet.
Here are other places which might know of VA foreclosures:
- HUD - The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
- FDIC - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- IRS - Internal Revenue Service
- United States Small Business Administration
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- U.S. Department of Customers and Border Protection
- Fannie Mae
- U.S. General Services Administration
- BAC Home Loan Servicing
Reading a VA Foreclosure ListingWhen you find a few VA foreclosure listings, you need to look more closely at the ads themselves. On larger sites, you might find that the advertisements are arranged and ordered by the content, but other sites may not be as organized. Here are a few things to look for when browsing the advertisements:
Sloppy writing - You want to avoid any advertisements which include many misspellings and possible typos.
- Details - A good advertisement will list all of the features of the house, including square footage, number of rooms, number of bathrooms, etc. The more details the advertisement can provide, the better.
Of course, when you're ready to read listings, you should already have done your research into certain neighborhoods as well as made your own list of what you want from a house. This way, you can narrow down the choices when you actually come upon a listing.
Create a strategy before you go ahead and browse the listings. Know what you are looking for and what you are NOT looking for in VA foreclosed homes. This way, you can focus all of your energy on the advertisements which will most likely appeal to you.
Using the Listings to Your Advantage
You will want to browse any VA foreclosure listings for a long period of time in order to get a better sense of the listings, what they include and what they mean. You will begin to notice some sellers spend more time on their ads - as well as more money. While these homes might be worth that added effort, advertisements which are still too good to be true probably are. Working with a real estate agent can be a simple way to navigate the already difficult waters of buying real estate.
No matter your interest in VA foreclosure listings, the words the advertisement uses are just the beginning.