Foreclosure investing: It’s not for the fainthearted
Abstract: Flipping foreclosures may seem like a tempting investment opportunity, but it isn’t for the fainthearted. It often requires a lot of work, research and money — it may take thousands of dollars to repair perhaps years of neglect and to make the property salable. And the property may come with hidden surprises, such as federal tax liens, partial interests, leased land, and other liabilities. This article describes some of the considerations involved and the options available, including bank-owned foreclosed properties and preforeclosures.