Minnesota responds to rising foreclosure rates

By: Ernani Uchoa

Home mortgage foreclosure listings are becoming novel-length nationwide.? Minneapolis is not exempt from this housing market dilemna.? Many, many neighborhoods are touched with a property in preforeclosure or foreclosure.? Minnesota is putting into effect a call 3-1-1 hotline for those homewoners who are faced with impending foreclosure.

Minnesota officials are also meeting with homeowners groups and citizen rights activist groups in an attempt to offer solutions and possible answers to those individuals facing foreclosure.? The state of Minnesota is determined to thwart predatory lenders from illegal and unsavory lending practices.?? Concurrently, they officials are meeting with area home developers to try to work with them to revitalize the areas currently suffering from high foreclosure rates.

As much as the state of Minnesota can do, unfortunately, it will not be enough to help everyone.? And some people may not apply or want help at all.? These properties can be found on Minnesota foreclosure listings.? When searching foreclosure listings, you will be surprised to find them in all areas.? This provides a plethura of opportunity.? You can be a first time homebuyer, a seasoned real estate investor or just seeking a new or different location, foreclosure listings provide many addresses for you to choose from.

Foreclosure listings are not different from MLS, except that the prices are generally lower than those found in the MLS.? Foreclosure properties are anywhere from 10% - 50% below market value.? To get the best deal on foreclosure properties, you need to have your own finances in order and you need to act fast.? Comprehensive, up-to-the minute foreclosure listings found on the internet usually will give you a heads up to what properties are available and what stage of foreclosure they are in.? The stage of the foreclosure also dictates the dollar amount the property is expected to produce.? The longer the home has been sitting vacant and empty, the better the deal may be.? Lenders who have inadvertently become the owner of foreclosure real estate truly want to sell them as soon as possible as the lender is losing money each day the home is not producing funds.

Minnesota foreclosure listings can be found on the internet, in newspapers, from lenders and brokers.? Do not overlook the properties found on these listings, they may be exactly what you are seeking in a bargain basement real estate investment.

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