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Juliette, Home Buyer in Menlo Park, CA

What is the best website to get detailed information about foreclosures?

Asked by Juliette, Menlo Park, CA Sat Jan 29, 2011

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Have a realtor that works in the area you are looking in get the information for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 5, 2011
HI Juliette,
Foreclosure websites are pretty much a scam.
At least it would appear so when your Local Realtor will give you the info for free.
You do the math.
Pay such and such amount for a period of time for delayed info.
or
Have a Realtor friend email you the foreclosure info as it happens for free.
I send out Foreclosure info for free in my area all the time to people who are qualified buyers.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
harold@socalhomesrealestate.com
http://www.socalhomesrealestate.com
California Department of Real Estate License # 01312992
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 30, 2011
HI Juliette,
Foreclosure websites are pretty much a scam.
At least it would appear so when your Local Realtor will give you the info for free.
You do the math.
Pay such and such amount for a period of time for delayed info.
or
Have a Realtor friend email you the foreclosure info as it happens for free.
I send out Foreclosure info for free in my area all the time to people who are qualified buyers.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
harold@socalhomesrealestate.com
http://www.socalhomesrealestate.com
California Department of Real Estate License # 01312992
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 30, 2011
Avoid websites and work directly with a realtor. You'll find their information to be more current and accurate than the websites. Have an agent put you on their automatic email system had you'll receive the information as soon as it hits the MLS.

When dealing with "foreclosures" the time saved can mean the difference between getting the home or not.

Good luck,

Bill
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 30, 2011
There are several websites you might access. RealtyTrac, Foreclosure.com, are two of many.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
There are several websites you might access. RealtyTrac, Foreclosure.com, are two of many.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Hello Juliette,
Realtytrac.com is a great site for foreclosure and pre-foreclosure information as you can search by town. I also suggest that you work with a local real estate agent experienced with foreclosures as they are familiar with the process and can make things as smooth as possible for you. Many foreclosures are listed on your area's MLS so your agent will be able to identify them for you and show you the properties.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
Web Reference: http://www.realtytrac.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Juliette
Trying to buy a foreclosure at courthouse steps auction is not for most people. Is that what you want to do?
Most of these foreclosure sites give lots of information but theater is really little you can do with it.
Best is to wait for foreclosures to come on MLS market. You then have time to look at property and get inspections done if you wish..
Arn
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Find a good Real Estate Broker who has access to the information below, works with the banks etc. and have them help you. Feel free to contact me directly for any info you may need.

Thanks,

Glen Mitchell
Broker
650-260-4536
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Foreclosureradar.com is great because it shows the homes in all stages of foreclosure including the Notice of Default, Notice of Trustee Sale, Auction, and foreclosure sale which then means it will be sold at auction or by a realtor.
Web Reference: http://www.marcymoyer.com
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You're on it!!! Trulia ties in their Foreclosure search with Realtytrac.com. For a small fee you can get additional information from Realtytrac.com directly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Hi Juliette -- Foreclosureradar.com is very accurate and current although it is a paid service.
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