If you’re looking to purchase a Venice home for sale at a bargain price, foreclosures can often be a great opportunity for experienced investors. If a homeowner defaulted on their mortgage and is unable to pay off their debt before their home auction date, the property will revert back to the lender through the Venice foreclosure process. Once a home has been foreclosed on, it will either be sold off in bulk by the bank or listed with an agent who will add to the MLS. Prior to entering into the MLS, it is often only possible to purchase a foreclosure if you have cash. However, once the property comes on the market through the Venice MLS, there is typically preference within the first 2 weeks to FHA or other government-backed mortgages; if the prior loan foreclosed on was a government-backed mortgage.