Banks in Arizona will try to work with the homeowner by developing a payment solution when the homeowner stops making payments on their home loan for whatever reason. Banks will file for an official foreclosure if they cannot agree with the homeowner. This official foreclosure notice is a matter of public record in counties throughout Arizona.
After the bank files the official foreclosure notice, the homeowner will receive a foreclosure notice in the mail within five days of the recording date. The homeowner has 90 days to pay what they owe the bank to prevent a foreclosure sale of their home.
The bank will put the house up for auction if the homeowner does not pay the bank what they owe after 90 days. Foreclosure notice of sale must be posted on the home’s front door at least 20 days before the auction date. The auction is a public event and takes place at the county courthouse or in the office of a foreclosure attorney.
Anyone can bid on a property during a foreclosure auction. The highest bidder wins the property. They must make a $10,000 non-refundable deposit and provide the rest of the funds to purchase the house within 24 hours.
It is risky to buy a foreclosed home through an auction. Yet, it is also an opportunity to make a profit on the purchase. Anyone new to bidding on a foreclosed home through an auction should study the process and work with a professional before participating in the auction.
Banks prefer not to foreclose on properties because they often lose money in the process. They are happy to work with anyone who is facing foreclosure to help them make their payments. There are plenty of ways to keep your home from being auctioned off if you face foreclosure.
Do not hesitate and contact us if you have any questions about the home foreclosure process in Arizona or any other questions about buying and selling real estate. I am happy to help.