You are most likely seeing so-called Foreclosure provided by RealtyTrac (Provides Trulias Foreclosures) or similar sites that are more interested in your money than providing any kind of accurate info..
Make use of the Bank/Gov sites created for the public to have access to their Foreclosures and Purchase/Bid information, all for FREE, accurate and constantly updated.....Sites like---
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/topics/hud_homes ... http://www.homesales.gov/homesales/mainAction.do ... http://www.homepath.com/
http://www.wamuproperties.com/ ... http://www.countrywide.com/purchase/f_reo.asp
You can find the links to all the Bank/Gov sites here....http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/wiki/REO_Database_List.asp .... http://www.biggerpockets.com/bank-reo.html
Good luck, Dunes
A free way is to subscribe to the local newspapers for foreclosure notices then cross refrence with sites like Trulia for more details such as physical descriptions etc. They post the legal notices in the local & regional papers in print. Most local newspapers don't publish online the classified ads yet.
Your best bet is to contact a local real estate professional in the community you are interested in for the most accurate & updated info on the housing market.
Hope that helps,
Service sites where you pay monthly fee are marketing info. which may not be accurate OR outdated.
MLS we are governed by State must post accurate info. to best of our knowledge.
GO FREE ROUTE save yourself $25 OR more have correct info.
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