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Benefits of buying REO Orlando Foreclosure Homes

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By : Walijne Bellen    99 or more times read
Orlando is the sixth largest city in Florida with a population of 185,900. It is a major tourist attraction with Disney world, Universal Resort and Sea World located here. Buying foreclosed real estate here, is an alluring idea. Especially buying REO (Real Estate Owned) Orlando Foreclosure Homes entails special benefits to the buyer.

A major part of the Orlando Economy is driven by the tourism industry. Orlando hosts around 52 million visitors every year. The convention industry is also vital to its economy. The Orange County Convention Centre is the second largest convention centre in the U.S, second only to McCormick Place in Chicago. The median income of Orlando residents is $35, 732.

Buying foreclosed real estate is an attractive proposition in Orlando where every one is looking for a good deal. The best deal possible is through REO Orlando Foreclosure Homes sold by banks. They will be available at a considerable discount.

REO stands for Real Estate Owned and it refers to real estate property that was previously a security for a mortgage loan. The previous owner defaulted on the loan and the lending institution foreclosed on the owner and took ownership of the property.

REO’s are a problem for lending institutions. They are not in the business of real estate but are in the business of lending money. When a property reaches REO status, it is a burden on the lending institution or bank. The bank’s main efforts will be directed to get the REO property off its books. Banks get audited once a year and if they have too many REO’s on their back, they will be at a disadvantage.

As for buyers of REO Orlando Foreclosure Homes, they have a bunch of advantages.

  • They are good investment opportunities- If you make real estate investments in foreclosed homes, you can make handsome profits later when market stabilizes.

  • Great property values- REO’s are not publicized as open market properties but usually come with extremely low prices in direct contrast to normal properties.

  • All liens against the property are removed once it becomes an REO and all taxes are paid.

  • Unlike properties at foreclosure auctions, REO’s can be inspected prior to signing the contract and are listed with real estate agents.

  • While many Orlando Foreclosure homes are in deplorable condition, REO’s are usually restored to a livable condition by the banks.

  • The bank or the financial institution will offer better deals than on traditional properties.

  • The bank or lender which owns the property will provide for allowances for certain repairs.

  • REO’s are listed on the Orlando local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) or Orlando REO bank’s website.

These are some of the benefits of investing in REO Orlando Foreclosure Homes.
Walijne Bellen is a professional writer. With vast experience and study in several domains she provides expert tips and helpful advice on Orlando Foreclosure Homes. For more details please visit

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