Your best bet is to contact a local Realtor. If you're looking at a foreclosure listing here on Trulia, you should make sure it says "FOR SALE". There are a lot of fake listings that say "Foreclosure" or "Pre-Foreclosure" and they aren't necessarily for sale. Any and ALL foreclosures will be listed with a REALTOR and will appear in your local MLS.
Before you contact an agent, make sure you're pre-approved, or have proof of funds if you're paying cash.... more