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A foreclosed property – also known as Real Estate Owned (REO) – is a home that was once customer-owned but has been turned back to the mortgage holder as the result of a foreclosure action or acceptance of a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. If the borrower defaults on the loan the lender has the right to foreclose on the mortgage to force the sale of the property in order to obtain payment for the promissory note. They may be able to assist you in determining if a sale has taken place and the name of the successful bidder or current property owner.foreclosure homes

Councilman Tom Hucker, who was a state delegate when the legislature passed a law giving the county this authority, said banks that own these homes are often slow to get homes on the registry in order to avoid paying transfer and property taxes. A pre foreclosure can also be …