Foreclosures in Broward County

Foreclosures have hit a 10 year low, dropping to pre-2006 levels. Though it's enticing to get the bargain of a lifetime, buying a foreclosure is not for the faint of heart! Cash investors are in abundance and are buying up these properties sight unseen. If you're the typical buyer who wants to view the house before making an offer, you'll often find there are multiple cash offers that have been submitted the day they come on the market! It's like a feeding frenzy. I believe this is due to more people wanting to invest in Real Estate, yet there are fewer foreclosures on the market. According to MLS records, 567 foreclosures sold in Broward County in the first quarter of 2017. This may sound like a lot, but compare that to the 2,617 foreclosures that sold in the first quarter of 2010. 

Of course the attraction to buying a foreclosure is the price! In recent years, banks are listing homes at current market value, with only a small discount due to their condition. Many of these homes have leaking roofs and mold, since the banks often don't pay to keep the electricity on. With South Florida heat & humidity... No A/C = a haven for mold!  I once opened the door to show a townhouse and the walls from floor to ceiling were dark green and lined with mold. It was much worse than this picture, so I chose not to step inside that property!

It's important to consider how much money you're willing to sink into a home that has suffered from deferred maintenance for years, before you jump into buying a foreclosure. Also consider that most banks prefer cash buyers.  Looking at the 567 foreclosures that sold in the first quarter of 2017, 405 of these sold to cash buyers and 117 sold through conventional financing. Only a small number sold through FHA, VA or Homepath Financing.

I believe for the typical home buyer, it's best to buy a home that's in good condition and has been well maintained over the years. But I have sold many foreclosures, know the process and can guide you through to a successful closing. So if you still think buying a foreclosure property in Broward County is right for you, I can help! My foreclosure search above contains all the bank owned properties currently on the market in Broward County.

Recent Broward Foreclosures