Watch a Video Presentation of a presentation on
Santa Cruz Foreclosure Opportunities
Recorded Live - April 12, 2008
Watch a QuickTime Movie of an actual
Foreclosure Auction on the Steps of the
Santa Cruz County Courthouse,
February 14, 2006 (98 Megabytes!)
Download and listen to this
Short Sale & Foreclosure Podcast
"Real Life Real Estate Investing"
by Vena-Jones Cox, WKNU, Ohio
Are you interested in paying up to 50% less than market price for Santa Cruz Real Estate? We're guessing that if you've found this page, the answer is YES! One of the best ways to accomplish that is to buy a property at some point in the Foreclosure process. There is a great deal of mystery surrounding the foreclosure process, but SantaCruzHomeBroker.com is here to help! We have compiled a set of resources that will be very useful to anyone contemplating acquiring real property in Santa Cruz County through the foreclosure process.
The best place to begin learning about how Foreclosures work in our county is to sign up to receive our exclusive Santa Cruz Foreclosure Report.
Most people who buy "foreclosure" properties do not buy them at an auction. Instead, they are purchased in a "short sale" before the property is foreclosed on, or purchased after a foreclosure from the bank ("REO" or Real Estate Owned property). Buying properties through the "short sale" process or as an REO can save tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars off the retail market price.
There are many, many web sites that help you find properties in floreclosure, and pre-foreclosure properties as well. These are some of our favorites:
Many a real-estate-guru has published a book about buying properties through foreclosure or pre-foreclosure. Here is a short list of recommended reading for you.