One reason this has been the case is that the current global economic downturn has had so many casualties especially among home owners.
Many people were rendered unable to service their mortgages and we are having the greatest number of repossession threats than any other time in history.
With job losses on the rise and the cost of living going higher every day, many people are being forced to make hard decisions and some of them quite painful.
One emerging trend that is gaining popularity is the quick property sale solution and many are wondering whether it is really worth the effort.
The electronic media is awash with companies advertising for the services for anyone who wants cash fast in exchange for their property there are a few people who are not sure whether that is the direction they need to go, even when they are left with very little else to do with their financial situation.
There are also more than enough business people who are waiting on the wings to just snap up the properties on offer by anyone who are distressed financially.
And that they sell at a discount is the other thing that makes such property quite a hot deal for any business person who has the money to spare.
Usually it is those people who can't afford mortgage payments or desperately need to liquidate their capital.
This is often done outside his remit with his employer who never even sees the property on the books it appears to always be the last option.
When one weighs the options they have available they will then have to decide which among the two a lesser evil is.
On the one hand is the threat of repossession and of course with that happening there will be a huge dent on someone's credit rating and we all know what that would mean in our lifestyle.
On the other hand is accepting to lose out on some percentage of the selling price of the property and still lose your home but in a way that id going to leave you still intact as far as credit is concerned, which means that once you are out of the woods one can always try and bounce back again, even managing to re-purchase their own house from the same property agent.
But then you will need to know that when you re-purchase you will pay the market value of the house.
Many property developers in this market buy properties Below Market Value as part of their investment strategy.
Obviously property can be viewed as below market value for a variety of reasons, but the most common is a distressed sale where the owner is in a position where he must sell quickly and doesn't have the luxury to advertise and await the perfect buyer at the best price.
This may happen for a variety of reasons such as when one is facing repossession or eviction due to piling mortgage arrears.
There are those other times as well when one finds a dream house and they want to do away with what they currently have before someone else goes for it, especially if it is a hot property.
For the reason of lack of time to wait it therefore looks like a small price to pay since people will be looking at the bigger picture.