How can I buy a foreclosure with nothing down?

I want to invest in a foreclosure. I have the income to support the payments, but don't want to put anything down.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You can't. The smallest downpayment is 3.5% with an FHA loan. With an FHA it can be a gift from a family or friend as long as you can show where it came from.

    Source(s): first time home buyer and worked in Real Estate
  • 1 decade ago

    One of the most common and popular ways to buy a pre-foreclosure property with no money down is via flipping or wholesaling. Basically, you offer to purchase a property for no money down and a long settlement period. During the settlement period, you look for a buyer. Ideally, you negotiate the sale to the buyer for a price significantly above what you are paying the home owner and for a shorter settlement period.

    The end result is that you get paid for the property before you need to pay the home owner. You make a profit on the difference between what you are paid and what you must pay. Because you essentially transfer the money from the buyer to the home owner, you should not need to take out a loan.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are absolutly no mortgage companies doing 100% financing right now. You would have to put down a minimum of at least 10%, if not more. 100% financing is a thing of the past because of all of the foreclosures.

    Source(s): In the mortgage business
  • MadMan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    LOL! You can't! That is what got us into this mess in the first place!

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  • npk
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No can do. Those days are gone.

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