Buying a foreclosure home is becoming a trend as more and more homes become available through foreclosure. It is best to have an agent represent you when you are buying a foreclosure home, because the homeowner may or may not want to have anything to do with you. To the homeowner, a virtual stranger will be taking their beloved home away from them, because they have come upon severe financial hardships.
You may see infomercials on TV advertising that buying a foreclosure home is easy and you can get it for as little as a few hundred dollars. These TV ads are just trying to sell their programs, and leave you high and dry when you try to deal in the foreclosure home market by yourself.