Trulia and Zillow are starting to show properties that may be in foreclosure or pre-foreclosure status. The data they are getting is not coming from RI Statewide MLS. They could be getting it from mortgage records, bank records or auctioneers. Properties in this status will be hard to get at best. Some of them will be auctioned off, and if you are not familiar with that process, it's not a good way to buy a property. If you would like to easily find foreclosures or short sales that can be easily bought with a clear title, go to my web site at http://www.joedelsesto.com.
There are two easy access buttons on the first page for foreclosures and short sales.If you have any questions you can contact me through that site, or hit the Contact button on this answer. Hope this information helps. Joe