Billed as the nation’s leading platform for connecting sellers of residential bank-owned and foreclosure properties with everyday buyers, Auction.com has helped investors purchase over $39 billion in real estate properties since the website launched about 11 years ago.
The process of using Auction.com to find your next real estate property investment couldn’t be much simpler. Prospective buyers get started by creating a free Auction.com user account and then searching a robust database that features more than 30,000 properties — all at a discounted rate.
When you find a property or home that catches your eye and makes you take a second look, click “start” and “save” on the dashboard. The more properties a potential buyer bookmarks on the site, the more relevant their personal auction recommendations become.
You can research and view property information reports and other documents on the property details page. If you are participating in an in-person auction, event details such as date, time, location, and what to bring to the auction are also available to view.
To bid in an online auction, first click “register for auction” and follow the subsequent prompts. To place an online bid, log into your account, locate the property from your dashboard and enter your bid amount. Once you’ve placed your bid, you can track the auction directly from your dashboard. If you win an auction, be sure to submit your information so Auction.com can generate a contract and send it straight to the seller.
The Auction.com contracting and closing team is always ready to help guide you through the purchasing and closing processes. Auction.com boasts a support team of more than 1,000 agents offering online and in-person assistance.
Through Auction.com, investors gain a deep collection of property data, increased interaction with sellers, extensive education, time-saving services and more, to help them find real estate deals and maximize returns.
With nine locations across five states (California, Texas, New Jersey, Nevada and Arizona), Auction.com claims some 4.4 million registered users along with some 329,000 properties sold to date, and more than 15,000 annual auctions across the 50 U.S. states.
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Kaitlyn Lee is a part of the onboarding and support team at Intent Homebuying Marketing Intelligence. After earning a degree in Communications – Public Relations from East Carolina University, Kaitlyn knew she wanted to work in an industry that helps make people happy.
Kaitlyn loves coming to work each day because of the amazing environment and her wonderful colleagues who work together as a team to make mortgage lenders successful. Learn a little more about Kaitlyn today!
Start Date: October 2017
Position: Client Liaison SpecialistBrief overview of what you do: I am the first person to enter our clients in the system and create their account. I review everything before their account is activated and make sure their website is ready to go. I get an overview of all tickets in triage and make sure our clients are taken care of, whether they have a website request, a problem within the system, or they need directions on how to navigate the system.
What brought you to Intent: My sister met our founder, Kelly Yale, at a Fairway event and told her I’d be perfect for the job. I went in for my interview and never wanted to leave!
What you like most about working at Intent: I love the work environment. Everyone is so chill and works together as a team to get things done.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Hobbies: Working out (Cycle, Zumba, Turbo Kick), hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying lake days on Lake Norman and nights out in the “Queen City” of Charlotte
Book you’ve read over and over again: Fifty Shades of Grey
Top 3 movies: Titanic, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Southpaw
A bit about your family: My mom and dad divorced when I was five years old, so I now have a huge family and love it! I have one real sister, two stepbrothers and two half-sisters. I mainly grew up living with my mom and stepdad, so my mom and I are super-close. Thankfully, they all live in the Charlotte area.
Favorite food: Fettuccine Alfredo on Penne noodles
Thing you’re scared of: Spiders, people who drink and drive, not being the best version of myself
Worst habit: Popping my ears and twitching my neck … lol
Dream vacation: Fiji
Favorite cocktail: Tito’s, club soda and lime
Rising home values can make it difficult for first-time homebuyers to break into a competitive housing market where monthly mortgage payments are higher than rent. Zillow has created a list of the top housing markets for first-time buyers, based on six metrics: population growth, low median home value, forecasted home appreciation, high inventory-to-household ratio, breakeven horizon and share of listings with a price cut. Here are the markets that made Zillow’s list:
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The year 2018 produced the most first-time homebuyers since 2006, with 43% of buyers making their purchase in the suburbs. Meanwhile, 40% of first-time homebuyers chose an urban setting, and the remaining 17% picked a rural location. This is further explained in the Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors. The report reveals that convenience to a job, quality of school districts, affordability, and distance to schools were among the most important factors for buyers. Click here to read
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