economic downturn, anyone dealing in real estate quickly became familiar with
previously little-known terms such as foreclosure and short sale. Now that the
housing market is picking back up and people are moving on, a new term is
coming to light — zombie titles.
The Zombie TitleThis is when a
home has been vacated because the owners defaulted on their loan and their bank
started the foreclosure
However, for some reason or another the bank never completed the foreclosure
and sold the home. So, when the city starts fining someone for the overgrown
grass and dilapidated structure, the homeowner who thought they were finished
with the property gets the bill. A Home that Keeps HauntingHomeowners think
they don’t own the property any longer and therefore try to move on by rebuilding their
and finding a new place to live. It can be a rude awakening to find out that
not only do they still own a home they could have been living in, but also its
long vacancy has caused it to fall into disrepair. It’s Spooking the NeighborhoodThese vacant
homes can decrease the
value of a neighborhood. If the bank or the un-suspecting homeowner are
neither one taking care of the property, then it can become overgrown and an
eyesore on the block. It becomes a problem with no solution because the owner
won’t want to invest any money in fixing up the property when the bank could
come back with the foreclosure at any time. Nail Shut the Foreclosure CoffinHomeowners who
have foreclosed on a home should double check that their
bank actually followed through to closing on a sale. They could contact their
lender or check public property records just to make sure. Otherwise, they
could be haunted by their housing nightmare all over again.
Don’t let the
zombie title of a past property haunt your future! Check with your bank to make
sure you’re free and clear of your foreclosure. If you’d like more information
on zombie titles or have other questions about local real estate, please call
me at 214-727-3366 or email me at [email protected]
Call Lisa Cardillo with JP and
Associates REALTORS today. Lisa Cardillo specializes in residential real
estate in Wylie and Sachse as
well as the surrounding communities. Want a faster sale at a higher
price? Let my education, experience and advanced marketing techniques benefit
you in the sale of your home. Looking at buying or
selling real estate, visit my website www.HomesByCardillo.net
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