You can find FNB repossessed houses for sale at auctions around South Africa. If you’re in the market for a new property these events might be worth checking out.
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With the world markets the way they are at the moment. And with house prices not moving as much as one would think. It will certainly pay to have a look at FNB repossessed house auction sales when considering buying your next house.
Unfortunately for many individuals and families, the recession has hit really hard. And many have defaulted on their monthly home installments.
This has lead to the banks, including First National Bank, to take the unwanted action of repossessing those houses.
This unfortunate situation leads to one where you can benefit, and despite the moral issue, one where you will be able to save considerably by securing a property at a bargain price.
FNB has created a website, www.quicksell.co.za. Where it has placed all of its repossessed properties online. This is ideal for the following reasons:
- There’s no need to go visit house after house every weekend;
- You can view houses from the comfort of your own home;
- Easily browse through an entire range of properties and decide which suits your needs best;
- You can take your time deciding whether or not to take part in the auction, based on the houses you view.
Benefits to buying a bank repo house:
- You don’t have to pay transfer duties. This would be your second major saving after a cheaper property price;
- The transfer of the property into your name is a much faster process. Ideal so that you can move quickly on securing a tenant or moving into the house yourself;
- Property rates and taxes will be paid by FNB until transfer has taken place. Your third area of saving;
- FNB will be able to offer you a bond of up to 100%. This is ideal, as you do not have to search far and wide for a bond. Although it may be wise to at least get counter offers to take to FNB should the rate not be the best.
However, there are a few shortcomings when you buy repossessed houses, notably:
- No discount of attorney fees. There is no room to negotiate or bargain;
- As a prospective purchaser, you will have to make use of FNB’s conveyancers. Not ideal but generally speaking the seller does have the say in which attorney’s are used.
Having weighed up the pros and cons, you will still be amazed at the pricing you will receive when you log onto FNB’s Quick Sell property website. Not only does this website cater for a first-time buyer, but it also caters for the investor.
Consider the following:
- Because you can browse by province, and from the comfort in your own home, you can adjudge whether a property in a different part of the country is worth pursuing;
- Or, as a parent, with your child attending a university in a different city, you could look at investing in a flat, and can search through the provinces to see which house fits the student lifestyle of your child.
And at the end of the day, you will be able to secure home financing, based on your FICA requirements.
If you have not considered it yet, FNB repossessed house and auction sales are a really good bet.