Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Local Bank or Credit Union REO.

This entry was posted in Blog on by . has listed the top 5 reasons to buy a bank or credit union REO. Home buyers across the Nation may not even know about these properties or where to buy them. This article will help familiarize buyers with the benefits of buying direct from a credit Union or local bank.

5 – The price is right:

The first thing people associate with buying an REO is getting a low price. When REO’s are purchased directly from the bank or credit union there is generally no commission, fee, hidden cost, auction registration charge, etc. These properties are sold only to cover a loss. In almost no circumstance does the bank or credit Union net a profit from the sale. These orphaned properties are typically sold at a loss and if there is residual equity from the sale it is returned to the prior owner. The lenders DO NOT want these properties and they are priced accordingly to sell quick.

4 – Bank / Credit Union financing is the best:

A lot of Agent will tell you the most lenient financing and the best interest rates will always be the local credit unions and small banks. After all, they were the ones that financed these properties originally. Small banks and credit unions can negotiate both the price and the interest rate. With low prices and low rates you always get the best deal.

3 – Banks / Credit Unions are a trustworthy seller:

Local credit unions and banks are built on the foundation of trust. Their financial reputation is at stake every time they work with you. They absolutely cannot afford to breech that trust over a the sale of an REO. Repo homes are typically sold “as-is” and the sales are final. You won’t be pressured into buying something you don’t want. Make sure you do your due diligence and are certain you want the property before you commit to buying.

2 – Plenty of quality inventory:

REO’s are not all the same. We’ve heard horror stories of severely damaged homes forclosed from drug dealers and resold at auction. This is generally not the case with buying local credit union REO’s.  The vast majority of credit union owned properties are voluntarily surrendered in great condition.

1 – Search Credit Union repo inventory from home at no cost:

In the old days of the internet, and even today several websites claim to have exclusive access to REO lists. In reality they are only selling you public records and local auction house contact info. They make claims exagerated claims to entice you into paying memberships, but they make absolutely no guarantees that you’ll get any results.

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