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By Dan Chase | Home Buyer in Texas City, TX

I want to look for foreclosed homes. Where can I find foreclosure listings at no cost? Links showing some answers are inside.

I want to look for foreclosed homes. I do not want to pay just to look. Where can I find foreclosure listings at no cost?

Below are some free links I have found. I hope they help you.
You can also ask a realtor for help finding foreclosures.
 
http://www.freeforeclosuredatabase.com/ It has some free listings, but very annoying as it seems to not list lot sizes.

http://www.reosource.com/ similar to above.

http://www.taylorbeanhomes.com/search-reo-real-estate-listin… It seems to work

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/wiki/REO_Database_List.asp This is a listing of banks who have reo's.

http://www.biggerpockets.com/bank-reo.html This is also a list of bank sites to look at

http://www.elivemortgage.com/ tons of banks and other sites with reo's here. 


Homes for Sale by the U. S. Governmenthttp://homepath.foreclosure.com/ http://www2.fdic.gov/DRRORE/
http://www.homesteps.com/hm01_1featuresearch.htm
http://www.ustreas.gov/auctions/irs/
http://www.homesales.gov/homesales/mainAction.do

 
By the time you have looked at and through those sites above you will be frustrated and see how some sites are better than others. You can also just look at normal realtor websites. I think most reo's will be listed on them and places like http://www.realtor.com

Those are some of what I have found. Follow the links in each site and see where they take you. Remember, you will look at individual bank listings. That takes time and some of their sites are not real friendly if you want more than just basic info.

Some of the sites above have ads for pay to look sites also, keep looking. The free parts are also there.

Good luck. :)

Comments

By Brian LeBars,  Mon Jan 25 2010, 15:03
Check out Roost.com as well. Its a pretty user friendly site.
By Dan Chase,  Tue Jan 26 2010, 11:14
Brian, thank you for the extra website. I am sure there are many more that could be of help. I wanted to give a starting point.

After looking at all the different websites above, I still think I would rather have a realtor doing the search for me. They have a much better search engine than most of the sites above do.
By Crisismaven,  Sun Jan 31 2010, 13:26
You might consider waiting a few months until the ARM resets begin in earnest - there'll be a lot more foreclosures and hence a depressed market once more, sad as it may be for those getting evicted, though no one should have taken a "teaser rate" even while the economy seemed still to thrive. By the way, I have just added a Reference List to my economics blog with economic data series, history, bibliographies etc. for students & researchers.
By Dan Chase,  Mon Feb 1 2010, 16:03
Chrismaven. The real question for me is will it take until 2012 for the best foreclosure deals to show up or will they start later this year.
By Dan Chase,  Sat Jul 3 2010, 09:37
Buying a foreclosure can make a lot of economic sense. People need to look at the whole picture as prices may not be that much better when the house is finally repaired.

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