Hi D, here's the scoop. Contact your local tax collector. They will know if taxes are being paid & by whom. Head to the courthouse & the tax office can also help. If it's in foreclosure, it can take 2 yrs. The banks are very slow with that process. Don't think if it is going up for foreclosure sale, you can bid on it. The bank always has a rep. there to be sure the bank gets it back. Then they will winterize it (you'll see a posting on the door) & then a real estate office will get assigned to put it on the market for sale.
Hope this helps & if you'd like me to do some research, let me know. You can reach me at 724-322-0355.
Bonnie Halinka, Northwood Realty 201 Associates.