Denver REO Properties- Still An Abundance


Denver REO propertyWhat is an REO property?



REO By definition stands for “Real Estate Owned”. Simply, an REO property is a foreclosure the original lending institution now owns. An REO listing is a property that has been foreclosed on by the lender and has been through an unsuccessful sale at a foreclosure auction.  This usually occurs when a bank starts the opening bid higher than the market price for that given property. This typically happens because the lien owed to the bank is higher than the homes current market value. Once the bank or lending institution remains the highest bidder, the property is repossessed and listed for sale as a REO.  The property is then categorized as a non-performing asset on the banks books.

Although December is just half way through nearly 350 new REO properties have been listed in the Denver Metro area. That’s nearly 75 more homes listed compared to the previous year.

If you are in the market to buy a new house in Denver or are thinking about investing in real estate, an REO property is a valuable option. REO and bank foreclosure properties are known for their competitive price tags within the Denver Real Estate market and can be a powerful source of instant equity. Another advantage of purchasing an REO property is the ease and convenience of the transaction. In fact, the bank is responsible for clearing the liens against the property before you assume ownership. A typical bank owned home transaction takes around 30-45 day to close and the majority of that time is dedicated to preparing the buyers financing.

Truthfully, not all bank owned foreclosures require extensive repair and renovation. Many homes in the $300k+ price range are in great move in shape. On average, the REO properties below $300k may need basic cosmetic repairs. Still


others are handyman specials and are ideal for someone looking to instantly increase value through renovation and repair – these are generally priced to sell.


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