If you’re looking to get a good deal by buying one of the Santa Cruz foreclosures, keep in mind that many of the homeowners not only didn’t have money for the mortgage, they probably didn’t have money for the upkeep of the house either. If you’ve found a home you’re interested in, here’s a short checklist to follow even before you decide to contact a home inspector.
For some Santa Cruz foreclosures, structure is a definite issue. Pay close attention to the following, as they may indicate more severe problems:
• Are the interior walls in good condition? Any cracks and stains?
• Are the floors in good condition? What are they made of? Some floors are made of substandard materials, unsafe for more than casual use.
• Is the roof in good repair