American Realty,LTD

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reo services

Our experienced and trained office will offer the very best to get your REO property ready for the market and sold. Our services include:

  • BPO's (interior & exterior Broker Price Options)
  • Cash for Keys/Re Keys
  • Winterizations/ De-Winterizations
  • Repair Estimates
  • Marketing for Maximum exposure
  • Full Time Support Staff
  • Successful Negotiation Team
  • Short Sale Specialists
  • Service areas in Waukesha, Milwaukee Counties
  • Much More

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REO vrs forclosure

A REO (Real Estate Owned) is a property that goes back to the mortgage company after an unsuccessful foreclosure auction.
​You see, most foreclosure auctions do not even result in bids. After all, if there was enough equity in the property to satisfy the loan, the owner would have probably sold the property and paid off the bank. That is why the property ends up at a foreclosure or trustee sale.
​Foreclosure sales begin with a minimum bid that includes the loan balance, any accrued interest, plus attorney's fees and any costs association with the foreclosure process. In order to bid at a foreclosure auction, you must have a cashier's check in your hand for the full amount of your bid. If you are the successful bidder, you receive the property in "as is" condition, which may include someone still living in the property. There may also be other liens against the property.
​Since what is owed to the bank is almost always more than what the property is worth, very few foreclosure auctions result in a successful sale. Then the property "reverts" to the bank. It becomes an REO, or "real estate owned" property.