Find a broker who knows the area you are looking to live and some one you mesh well with. There are some bargains still out there. If you like something act fast. Remember always always use a home inspector!
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There are plenty of opportunities available if you are proactive. Our firm handles many foreclosures within the city and can help you find the right place at the right price. Our services are at no cost to you and we are all "full time" agents, meaning we work throughout the week and weekends. My contact information can be found by clicking on my profile. Good luck!!