These are some of the foreclosures in the Charlottesville area.** Read below for more information on why this is not *all* of the Charlottesville foreclosures. Don’t forget – you can search the entire Charlottesville MLS*
Not all foreclosures are ever listed in the MLS. I look for foreclosures in the HooK every week as well as use this search engine to keep up to date with the foreclosure market.
From the Diverse Solutions’ blog:
*The first option we added is something I’m especially proud of. You can now search for pre-foreclosures and bank owned listings in EVERY SINGLE MARKET WE SERVICE! We can do this by looking at two sets of data, both of which are provided by the MLS. First, we look at all of the features that are provided by the MLS for each property. If there’s a feature that denotes that the property is a short sale, is in pre-foreclosure, has had a notice of default filed against the owner, etc, then we mark it as a pre-foreclosure. If there’s a feature that says that the property has been foreclosed upon, is a lender / bank owned listing, is an REO, etc, then we mark it as bank owned.
If the MLS doesn’t provide features that say whether or not a property is distress, or if the agent just forgot to say that it’s in distress, we do something super special. We spent a very long time developing a proprietary algorithm to analyze the descriptions of each property, and for each of the literally millions of active listings in our database, we’ve run the descriptions through our algorithm to find out if it’s a pre-foreclosure or bank owned listing. We’ve run extensive tests, and our positive rate for matching these descriptions is near 99.5%! We toss out properties where the listing agent says things like â€œthis house is not a preforeclosureâ€ or â€œthis house is better than a bank-owned listing.â€ The result is something we’re really proud of, and it’s something that we can confidently say that no one else has.
*One or two firms in Charlottesville opt out of sharing their listings with the rest of the Charlottesville area Realtors via IDX – meaning that they don’t show up here.