The best way is to have a relationship with a Realtor. They can tell you when a foreclosure comes on the market as soon as it hits. Look for a Realtor that has experience in working with hud homes and investors. It takes time to find the right home and you have to have your financing in order so you can make an offer as soon as the home hits the market. If you're not going to pay cash for the property most foreclosures won't be for you. If you have any other questions you can contact me and I would be glad to meet with you and give you a more complete picture of the Quad Cities market in foreclosures.