Good Luck, Jason Lindsay, REALTOR
If I was in your area I would try to help you and I would love to get a referral from your interest however if you are in a hurry you can always contact the asset management companies direct like reo prep, or equator, or veraquest etc.
Will you be living there?
I would advise you to skip the time and effort of trying to go direct and instead find a home that you want and make an offer. In today's market you should be getting the most home for the dollar. Either way, good luck!
Sounds like you want insider knowledge or advantage. Most of us would like the inside track to great deals. Fannie mae has guidelines and laws to follow concerning properties.
Seems like either way you have to go to get the desired property, you will be using a middle man.