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How to Find Distressed Properties: An Investor's Guide

Distressed properties can make for great fix-and-flip investments as well as offer serious bargains. Here's where you can find foreclosed and distressed properties in your area.

[Updated: Jun 11, 2021 ] Mar 03, 2020 by Aly J. Yale

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Pros Cons

• Low prices

• .Can often make good fix-and-flip material.

• May allow you to buy in a neighborhood you couldn't otherwise afford.

• Potentially high profits -- with the right property.

• Easier financing if you buy a bank-owned property.

• The home's condition may be worse than you think.

• You might need serious cash to bring the home up to speed.

• There's no guarantee the home will sell -- or that you'll see a return on your investment.

• Lots of competition from other investors.

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