The funny thing about distressed real estate is that it’s not just the property seller who is in distress; it is the buyers as well. Some are worried while others are sitting pretty.
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You won’t find a quick free property today. There are usually far more distressed properties for sale during a major economic recession. The good news for those looking for a really good deal today is that certain kinds of distressed properties are not that difficult to find. Properties are not usually considered distressed the day they are listed. If the seller takes an offer 3 days on the market, there is not a whole lot of distress there. The distressed properties are the lofts that nobody wants. They’re listed for too high of a price, they’re on the market for more than 63 days. They’re too dark, no view, cluttered or not presented well, awkward floor plans, sometimes pulled from the market prematurely. Sometimes, they just need a decorative lighting, a modern decorated look, a wall removed or a frosted glass sliding bedroom door to be added. They can all present a better-than-average deal because they are overlooked by most buyers. But should we focus on the superior investment potential of the amazing historic loft architecture or the upcoming special assessment to repair the crumbling building facade?
Here’s a BIG hint folks: Sometimes there are micro recessions and market glitches that give better deals: pre-elections, holidays, market lulls and nearby construction booms can create a mini glut and temporarily low prices. Did you get the hint? Those are all happening in Downtown right now! Yes, as billionaire Warren Buffet says “Get greedy when others are scared, and get scared when others are greedy.” Today, there’s a bit more scared than greedy in DTLA, so the astute investors know that they should be just a little bit greedy at this point.
Today in Downtown Los Angeles, there are virtually zero foreclosures. There are several other categories of distressed properties: vacant more than 30 days, buildings with lawsuits, post-litigation and pre-litigation, neglected properties, raw lofts, properties with upcoming special assessments, canceled and withdrawn listings, unlisted, pocket listings and off-market properties, and sellers who must sell fast. The most often overlooked deal is the ignored overpriced loft that becomes underpriced after receiving a strategic offer.
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