Then what you are seeing is NOT an actual listing â€¦ it is an advertisement for RealtyTrac.
RealtyTrac is a provider of data for distressed homes. This data is used by investors and Realtors to track distressed homes. When you see the RealtyTrac logo, you are not looking at a home that is actually available for you to buy: what you are seeing at is either (1) the notice of default for one of the mortgages on the property in question, (2) a notice of an impending trustee sale or (3) a notice of a completed trustee sale.
RealtyTrac notices can be very deceptive because they usually give loan amounts, not the purchase price or fair market value. When and if this particular property hits the market, it will be at market price for the neighborhood.
Bottom line: RealtyTrac is trying to get you to sign up for their service.
The following links may be helpful:
When Is The Price Not The Price?
Itâ€™s Too Good To Be True: REALLY â€“ Top 4 Buyer Myths
If you want to know when these or similar properties will actually hit the market, have a Realtor set you up with an auto-feed that will alert you the moment they become active on the MLS.
I believe the property you are talking about is actually Pending sale already and is expected to close on 12/31/2012. It went on the market at the end of November and quickly went under contract in 6 days. If you need any additional help feel free to call me.
Gregg De La Cruz
J. Rockcliff Realtors
The property you inquire about on Falcon Way in Hercules does not appear to be ACTIVELY for sale at this time. It may be that the bank who owns the property may not have put it on the market yet or it has gone pending already. If you are interested in reviewing all the homes currently for sale in Hercules please call me or send me your email address and I'd be more than happy to provide you with the current inventory.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.