Checking the Escambia County Clerk of Court site is the best place to find houses that have been or are in the final stages of foreclosure for the Pensacola area. If you are wanting to find something that has not gone into foreclosure, but may be obtained via a short sale, it would be best to find a local real estate professional who will check the "hot sheet" on the local MLS every day.
There are also programs that some real estate professionals subscribe to that allow them to search properties that have been delivered a first notice of foreclosure, allowing time for someone to buy it prior to final foreclosure. There are many great agents out there that can help.
I have a listing right now that is nearing foreclosure and we will be offering it as a short sale. If you are interested in contacting me for further information, just let me know.
One more thing...there is a small newspaper in our area called the Escambia Sun-Press and this publication prints the notices required for foreclosure. Good Luck!
You can go to the Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court's website and click on "Public Records" at the top of the page. Once you accept the public records disclaimer, there will be a link to "Mortgage Foreclosure Sales", which will give you an entire list of properties that are up for foreclosure and the dates that they will be auctioned off on the court house steps. In addition to that, I can send you homes that are listed in the MLS system as foreclosures, pre-foreclosures, or short sales.
Email me your email address, and I will be glad to get you some information.
Weeks Realty, Inc.
If your target area is between Sarasota and Punta Gorda we can provide the information you are looking for as well as specific information on the location. There are some great opportunities in the North Port area. 3/2/2/ pool home, 2,000 sf, built after 2004 and priced under $180,000.
Let us know if you would like additional information.
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE - http://www.escpa.org/
ESCAMBIA COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS - TAX CERTIFICATE SALES LIST 2008 - http://www.escambiataxcollector.com/PageView.asp?edit_id=1