It is possible you're also just seeing an excellent price for a property. One other thing to keep in mind is sometimes banks price a property low to try to extract multiple offers and counters and then it will actually go for over asking There really aren't any amazing "deals" out there - property is going for the "market rate" and you won't see exceptions of foreclosure properties selling for grossly less as other similar properties in the area.
The best thing you can do is speak with a buyers agent in your area, who can get you started on an MLS search and find properties available that meet your criteria. If you need a referral for an excellent agent in your area, please let me know.
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