Sometimes, as you search for Tampa Bay homes for sale, you’ll come across foreclosures. But why do some sellers go into foreclosure, and should you buy one?
Why Some Sellers Go Into Foreclosure
Sellers go into what’s called foreclosure if they stop making payments on their homes. Unfortunately, it happens more often than you think – and when it does, the lender who originally gave the seller a mortgage to buy the home repossesses it.
Those are what you see listed as foreclosed homes.
Sellers don’t typically intend to go into foreclosure; nobody wants to lose his or her home. However, it’s often because:
- He or she was laid off, fired or quit his or her job
- He or she can’t work due to medical or other conditions
- He or she can’t afford the mortgage payments due to other obligations
- He or she is going through a divorce
- He or she moved to another town or state
- He or she can’t afford maintenance on the home
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