Zillow Advice: Buying a Foreclosure - Just looking for advice or thoughts, can the bank do this? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-looking-for-advice-or-thoughts-can-the-bank-do-this/470984/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I suggest that you contact ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-looking-for-advice-or-thoughts-can-the-bank-do-this/470984/ I suggest that you contact a buyer agent who has experience dealing with bank owned and short sales and discuss your situation with the agent.&nbsp; Then if you still want to proceed try again, this time being represented by an&nbsp;agent.&nbsp; A word of caution, make a clean offer, try not to ask for money back for closing if that is possible, if it is not , discard short sales and bank owned and deal with conventional sales which are more negotiable on terms of the sale. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-looking-for-advice-or-thoughts-can-the-bank-do-this/470984/ 2012-12-11T17:27:00Z Yes. the bank can.&nbsp;&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-looking-for-advice-or-thoughts-can-the-bank-do-this/470984/ Yes. the bank can.&nbsp;&nbsp; Yes, there are a large zones where hurricane Sandy reappraisals are required even when the majority of houses had no impact. It has slowed down a lot of transactions.&nbsp; <br/><br/><em>"time is of the essense"&nbsp;</em>&nbsp; If that is the case, stay away from foreclosures and short sales.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>Avoid asking for closing costs in offers if you wish a faster response. <br/><br/>Good luck.<br/><br/><br/><br/> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-looking-for-advice-or-thoughts-can-the-bank-do-this/470984/ 2012-12-11T05:05:00Z