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Rebecca, Home Buyer in Wellesley, MA

Why is it difficult to find basic information on a foreclosed home on websites, such as the address, no photos except arial view, etc.?

Asked by Rebecca, Wellesley, MA Mon Oct 19, 2009

It seems as though you need to sign up for a service on the internet.

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Rebecca

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/
and
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
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 19, 2009
That's how they get you to sign up & usually pay for their service. They put enough in to entice you but then fall short when you find out that property either sold, is only in the very preliminary stages of foreclosure or it's a foreclosure notice for a second mortgage or home equity line.

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,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 19, 2009
FREE contact a Realtor, provide your specifications and lender approval amount, Agent can forward you properties via an automatic email alert moment hits MLS when posted.

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 which may not be accurate OR outdated.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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