Buying Houses at the Courthouse Steps

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Buying Houses at the Courthouse Steps

San Diego Auction HomeBuying a San Diego Auction Home

When purchasing a San Diego auction home, there are a lot of things to consider in the process. With the economy in the state that it is in, more and more homes are going up for auction. While many buyers at the auction have never been at the auction, including yourself; you will be able to be at a major advantage in regards to purchasing a San Diego auction home with a few simple steps. Many real estate experts stress that in order to take full advantage of the San Diego auction homes market, that the number one step is preparation.

In order to become comfortable in San Diego auction homes, it may be a good idea to attend a smaller-sized auction as an observer prior to visiting the large auction where you may find the home of your dreams. Experts equate that to a wedding rehearsal the evening before the big day for the bride and groom. Similarly to a wedding rehearsal, going to a smaller auction is a way to understand how everything works, what everybody does, and how the whole process works as a whole.

Buying a San Diego Auction Home: Steps to Take

It’s always a good idea to try and get your timing down at an auction. If several bidders are competing for a home, wait until the bidding starts to simmer before placing your bid. In some cases, that will have caused the bidders in the bidding war to exhaust their means and leave you with the prize.

 Another aspect of timing has to do with when you start to actually bid. Generally, the first few San Diego auction homes go for a lower price because bidders are starting to get a feel for how the pricing will go. Use that to your advantage and pick up your San Diego auction home at a lower cost, earlier on.

Before you get to the court house steps you’ll need to do a title and tax search.  Contact your local title company to help you with this.  It also may be a good idea bring along a rehab contractor friend along, if you’re a complete novice when it comes to purchasing a San Diego auction home. The reason is that the contractor will be able to tell you if there are issues with plumbing, mechanical, or electrical that you otherwise would have ignored. This will help you save a lot of money in the long run in regards to purchasing your San Diego auction home.

Whether you’re looking for a new rental or a new home for your family, looking into a San Diego auction home is never a bad idea. With a little hard work coupled with a little know-how, you will be one of the lucky bidders walking out of the auction house with your very own San Diego auction home. Good luck!

Linda Pasas
Linda Pasas
Linda has comprehensive knowledge of real estate with over 20 years experience in the industry as well as personally successfully selling over 1500 homes. Linda is a licensed Broker, ABR, CDPE, CRS, RMS, SRES. BRE# 01148603

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