Buying distressed homes takes work in today’s market

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Are there any foreclosures, short sales or distress properties in your town or neighborhood? If you answered "no," you probably aren't paying close attention to the local real estate market. Good times or bad, these situations always occur. Even during the peak years of 2004 and 2005 for home sales, there were still mortgage lender foreclosures and distress property sales. Today, the numbers of these sales are rapidly rising. If you're interested, the current buyer's market in most cities is a great time to acquire these below-market-value properties. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. WHAT CAUSES FORECLOSURES AND DISTRESS PROPERTIES? There are many reasons, but the cause usually is the property owner isn't thinking straight. Reasons for foreclosures include divorce, unemployment, drugs, alcohol, death or serious illness in the family, disputes between owners, local economic conditions, mental problems, and good old-fashioned greed. But the real reason for foreclosures ...