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Chicago Foreclosure Information

Chicago ForeclosuresA foreclosure in Chicago occurs when a property owner cannot make principal and/or interest payments on his/her loan, typically leading to the property being seized and sold.

Buying Chicago foreclosure for sale is more complicated than anyone explains. This is exactly why it is imperative that you choose a Realtor™ and Lawyer who has direct experience with foreclosed properties in Chicago. Ted Guarnero experienced the apex of chicago foreclosure and short sales activity in Chicago and has over 25 years of experience negotiating the complex world of foreclosures. Guarnero is known and respected industry-wide for his foreclosure experience; put that knowledge to work for you today when finding a foreclosure property.

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How does a foreclosure in Chicago Occur?

There is a great deal of misunderstanding in the current foreclosure market: these are not distressed and boarded-up properties in poor neighborhoods. With the advent of exotic, over-leveraged mortgage products offered in the refinance boom of 2000 to 2007, many consumers were unaware of the terms of their promissory notes and have been forced into foreclosure.  Many borrowers simply could not keep their payments current due to some unforeseen circumstance.

The Foreclosure Market in Chicago

Yes.  Cook County is a vast county with rich housing stock with plenty of foreclosure activity in all neighborhoods.   Illinois foreclosure filings in Illinois have skyrocketed 155 percent in 2008, outpacing a 42 percent increase nationally.  Nationally, foreclosure filings rose to more than 2.2 million in 2008.  In Illinois, there were 72,455 foreclosure filings, with the majority in Illinois’ largest county, Cook—each month over 2,200 properties go into foreclosure proceedings.  The overall foreclosure rate in Illinois is 1.5% in Illinois.  Chicago's foreclosure rate was 2 percent last year. And downtown Chicago has also been affected.

Where do you learn about foreclosure properties?

Foreclosure publications.  Knowledgeable real estate agents. Some notices of defaulting mortgagors are published daily in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.  The law bulletin can be purchased in person in Room 802 of the Daley Center for $0.95.  But the best way to find organized, comprehensive foreclosure data is to buy from a foreclosure service.  Personal Investment Corporation offers the industry-best publications at a reasonable price: REO, FHA and VA, and DuPage Cook counties (see order form at end of this training manual for more details).  I offer for my clients and friends a free weekly foreclosure listing sheet of property’s not on the market and Bank-owned properties.

Purchasing Chicago Foreclosures For Sale

Many sources actually.  Foreclosure investors may buy properties at the Sheriff’s Real Estate and Judicial Sales through a bidding auction open to the general public.    Properties can also be purchased from the lender (bank); that is what I have had the most success with my clients in this economic environment.  But because 70% of foreclosure proceedings never make it to auction, foreclosure investors purchase investment properties with the help of an experienced foreclosure real estate agent. For more information on Chicago foreclosures for sale, contact Ted Guarnero today at (844) SEE-CHICAGO..

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Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2017 at 7:20am CDT.