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Real Estate Investing => Foreclosures, Short Sales, Tax Foreclosures => Topic started by: lurky on April 23, 2013, 06:00:31 pm

Title: Vacant house listings?
Post by: lurky on April 23, 2013, 06:00:31 pm
Hello,
My partner and i are following a a real estate investing plan where we buy vacant houses in the area and will either rent or sell them.
I'm pretty new at this, what is the best way to see a listing of the local vacant houses?
thanks
LD
Title: Re: Vacant house listings?
Post by: Gold River on April 23, 2013, 10:44:29 pm
Hi,

    One of the ways to define whether a home is occupied or not is to read the comments section and look closely at the photo's in the listing.


              GR
Title: Re: Vacant house listings?
Post by: campbellsimon on April 24, 2013, 08:23:43 am
Physically inspecting the properties is another option. Now I am not referring to going to the house and peaking in the windows, but usually a drive-by reveals a lot.  Speaking of drive-by, keep on the lookout when you are driving around town. The most profitable vacant home purchases are not always listed but rather the ones you find on your own.
Title: Re: Vacant house listings?
Post by: joolkano on April 25, 2013, 12:09:51 am
Have your Realtor pull up vacant MLS listings current and expired. When I did this, my Realtor gave hundreds of properties to evaluate.
Title: Re: Vacant house listings?
Post by: Gladwin Elton on May 23, 2013, 12:30:51 pm
Finding a good vacant home can be like finding a diamond in the rough. It's not easy nor simple, but if you want to go that way, you should at least know what precautions to take to protect your interest.
Title: Re: Vacant house listings?
Post by: Adamhoffer on June 28, 2013, 12:59:13 am
Location is one of the most important things when choosing a vacant house.  Other  things check amenities are involved. See there are any restrictions listed on the land where you choose vacant home or not.


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Title: Re: Vacant house listings?
Post by: heartlandbuyshouses on April 12, 2017, 02:13:09 am
You can search vacant houses in your area by checking the county tax assessorís office. You can also contact the county recorder of deeds and they will give you the information. Try to gather as much information about the property including the name of title owner and liens of the property.
Title: Re: Vacant house listings?
Post by: caroline on April 17, 2017, 02:14:49 am
Hi,
You can search online on major real estate platforms like  Zillow, Trulia, Bigger pockets etc. to find vacant properties in your area.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while buying a vacant property:-

1. Search for properties
2. Talk with neighbors
3. Inspect the property
4. Go to county building
5. Locate the owner and other key individuals

Thanks!!