A foreclosure is when a bank or mortgage company takes control of the property and the owner can not pay the mortgage or payments of taxes on the property. In order to satisfy the debt, the creditor can sell the house selling a home  to another buyer as long as the follow the specific rules for selling a house foreclosed.

Prosecution, auction or listing lender
Each state creates and implements its own foreclosure laws. In most states foreclosed property is sold by an action, an auction or a notice from the lender. In states with judicial foreclosure actions, local courts must determine a debt default. Once that is determined, the property is sold at auction to pay the lender.

selling a home

An auction requires that the foreclosed property has a default for several weeks before it is formally auctioned to the public. Winning bidder must pay for the property and record the deed in the time period dictated by the state, which is usually 20 to 30 days after the auction. A foreclosed property can be put up for sale by the current lender.


Open to the public
The sale of properties foreclosed must be available to the public. You can use newspaper ads or web pages to solicit potential buyers. A mortgage broker, bank or loan originator is responsible for disseminating information about foreclosure all eligible buyers. A mortgage lender can not label specific individuals as potential buyers for properties with foreclosure.


Redemption Period
Most states have a law that specifies a foreclosure redemption period current owner to reclaim foreclosed property. For the owner to recover the property, must pay the mortgage, interest, attorneys’ fees, court costs and fees associated with the mortgage process. According to the Housing Development Authority State of Michigan, it is uncommon that the owner can get another mortgage for the property. Due to the damaged proprietary credit assessment result of the foreclosure, probably not qualify for another mortgage.

Legal documentation
The foreclosure process requires a lender to issue legal documentation relating to the sale of the foreclosed property. Due to the recent corruption in the foreclosure process, the ADVEM reports that many loan servicers are completing their techniques “robo-signers” in foreclosure. A loan servicer makes or falsifying foreclosure documents may be tried in a court of law. A loan officer should carefully read and validate foreclosure documents before signing and approving them.