How do you determine the value of a troubled property?

Buyers considering a foreclosure property should obtain as much information as possible from the lender, including the range of bids expected.

It also is important to examine the property. If you are unable to get into a foreclosure property, check with surrounding neighbors about the property’s condition.

It also is possible to do your own cost comparison through researching comparable properties recorded at local county recorder’s and assessor’s offices, or through Internet sites specializing in property records.