Before you make an offer on a foreclosed property be sure to physically check out the home because the condition could contain a few surprises. The house could be in any condition, from simply missing appliances to damaged walls, foundation problems, mold issues and even missing electrical and plumbing. If the property has been vacant for any length of time vandals can break in and cause a significant amount of damage.
Not all foreclosed homes will be in bad shape, in fact many are in very good condition but be aware that condition can and will vary. Below are a few pictures from around the net that showcase what can happen to a foreclosed property after a family moves out.