Big discounts on foreclosures fading

March 12, 2013

NEW YORK – March 12, 2013 – Homebuyers may not get as great of a deal on a foreclosure as they once did, according to Paul Diggle from Capital Economics in a new report.

Foreclosure starts are falling and the inventory of foreclosures has been decreasing, which has caused the discount on foreclosures to lessen.

The discount on foreclosed homes compared to other homes has fallen to a 12 percent average, according to Diggle. That was about the same percentage prior to the housing crash, he says. Last year the foreclosure discount averaged about 30 percent.

“Ultra-low mortgage interest rates and steady, if not spectacular, job creation could mean that the delinquency rate and foreclosure start rate are falling quickly,” Diggle writes.

Source: “Those Amazing Deals on Foreclosed Homes Are Disappearing,” Business Insider (March 7, 2013)


2 Responses to “Big discounts on foreclosures fading”

  1. Mark Hide on March 17th, 2013 2:50 pm

    I agree Chris with your article. Bank owned properties here in Orlando are no longer a deal and average 4% below market and receive multiple cash offers from investors.

  2. ITC Restoration on May 6th, 2013 10:45 am

    Seeing a lot of remediation on foreclosed homes to bring them up to standard. Not such a great deal in many cases.

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