We've taken pictures of homes and decided not to post them, not because the house in poor condition but because in some of the cases the Owners furniture did not do the room justice, or there was too much furniture in the room for a good pic. In addition pictures can look alot better or worse than the actual property is worth.
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Dave & Lisa
There are plenty of legitimate reasons why sellers prefer not to have pictures posted. Privacy. Security. And more.
If you're interested in relocating to Dubuque, contact a Realtor in Dubuque. Work with him/her. If you see something you're interested in, ask the agent to go over there and take some interior shots.
As for REO homes, those aren't the ones with beds, dining tables, etc. Many REO agents are handling multiple properties. They're busy. The insides of the homes don't look great. Base your initial decision on the location of the home and the specs. Google Maps is a great tool for not only viewing the exterior of a home, but also for viewing the other homes on the street.
And face it: You're not going to buy a house in Dubuque without looking inside of it, anyway. So you identify certain specific neighborhoods. Within those, you identify possible houses. You have a local Realtor take some interior shots of those houses. Then you spend a weekend in Dubuque actually looking at the houses. From the listing, you'll know what the house looks like on the outside. From Google Maps, you'll know what the surrounding area looks like. From the assistance provided by your Realtor, you'll have an idea of what the inside of the house looks like. All that without moving off your chair in front of your computer.
Then you get to Dubuque and make your choice.
Hope that helps.
I hope this helps, if any follow-up questions please don't hesitate to contact me, thanks...