Where can I find Foreclosures and Short Sales in Kansas City?
This is one part of a longer blog thread where we are talking about distressed sales in Kansas City, and more particularly in Johnson County Kansas, and what the differences are, and which one is right for you. You can read the first post on this topic here.
The good news is that by reading this post you are already one step closer to finding the “GREAT DEALS” that foreclosures and short sales have to offer. Actually, if you just look up at the first line – that particular hyperlink will take you to a very special list – a Johnson County Foreclosure list. (Don’t tell anyone!)
I mainly wanted to write this post to warn you of the predators out there that are willing to take your money to offer you something that is pretty much free – well, you may need to provide some contact info – but never your credit card number. So if you have ever stumbled upon a “Get the Hottest Secret Foreclosure List” site and they ask you to pay for it – RUNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!
Foreclosures – If you are really interested in finding them you can ask your Realtor – I happen to know a good one if you need one 🙂 – and have them run a search in their MLS (the Multiple Listing Service, the database that all realtors use to market homes for sale) for the terms “REO, BANK OWNED, CORPORATE OWNED, AS IS, HUD, FANNIE MAE, and FORECLOSURE”. This should bring up quite a list of foreclosure properties, and they can set you up on an automatic email that updates you with any new properties as they come on the market.
Short Sales – This one is a little harder to search on your own, but your agent (wink wink) can help you out with that. There is a field in our particular MLS here in Kansas City where if a listing is a potential Short Sale, then they have to disclose it to the other agents. We as agents can search those types of listings or even remove those types of listings from your search.
So, Where can you find Foreclosures and Short Sales in Kansas City? Well, silly, you just did!