Why Online Searches are the Best Way to Find Your Home

Online searches are the preferred choice for a majority of today's buyers. 92% of home buyers start their home search online.  Searching online allows you to look through hundreds of listings, virtual tours, obtain information about mortgage rates, schools and other neighborhood information. It saves you not only time by allows you to narrow down your choices to specific neighborhoods and properties. When you do find a home you are interested in, you can contact the seller or their listing agent to make an appointment.

Choosing a FSBO Property

A for sale by owner property (FSBO) property is a good choice for buyers because the seller can offer the home to you for less money because they don't have to pay a commission to a Real Estate Agent.

Foreclosure Property

A foreclosure property is another option for buyers who want to purchase a discounted property. Foreclosure properties can be bought at foreclosure auctions. If a foreclosure property does not sell at the auction, then the bank buys the property back and offers it for sale on the open market as an REO (bank owned property).

REO's are generally listed with local Real Estate Agents so if you want to make an appointment to see the property or make any offer on an REO, you need to do it through a Real Estate Agent. REO's are sold at discounted prices as well. REO properties are often in poor condition so you need to take that into consideration when you make your offer.

Pre-Foreclosure Properties or short sale properties are sold at discounted prices as well. A short sale is when the owner owes more on their mortgage than they can sell their home for so they must get their lender's approval to sell the home for less money. The lender then writes off the difference between the sale proceeds and the loan balance. For buyers, this is a way to buy a property that is in fairly good condition for less than market value. Most short sales are either owner occupied or have a tenant so they are generally in better condition than REO's.

Short sales take some time to get approved so if you are in a hurry a FSBO or REO property may be a better choice.

Fizber Property Search

Searching online to find a home can be overwhelming for some buyers if you don't know where to search. Fizber Property Search is an easy, fast and convenient way for buyers to find the right property.  Buyers can search for FSBO homes, agents' listings, foreclosure, and pre-foreclosure short sale properties.

Fizber has over 3 million houses listed and new updates daily. You can customize your search and adjust the hot property alert to email you the newest property choices that meet your criteria. You will find that every listing on Fizber is supported with additional useful information about the neighborhood including city profile information, schools, crime rates, climate information, drive score, city view, Google maps and more. You can get moving resource information too.

By the time you are done with your Fizber online property search, you should have a pretty good idea about home prices, property features and amenities, the neighborhoods you are interested, mortgage rates and moving resources.