RealtyTrac posts these all the time. They are notices of default and trustee sale notices. Often times the owner figures a way to keep the wolf off the door and the sale is withdrawn at the last minute with no notice.
You can buy at the courthouse steps, but don't expect anyone to 'open the door' to show you the property before hand. Forget about inspections too! Often the owner still lives there and may still be there after the foreclosure and it will be your responsiblity to see that they leave. You may also 'inherit' other fun things too if you happen to buy the property at the trustee sale when the second lien forecloses - like a couple in Santa Cruz did. They had no idea what they were buying and after putting thousand of dollars in improvements discovered they were being foreclosed upon by the first lender. Pretty terrifying if you ask me!
Check the link out for the real story! Give me a call if you want help finding real values.
Mike Ackerman - ABZ@ZephyrSF.com - 415-695-2715
This property appears to be nonexistent. The address 336 Fulton shows no listings and according to the tax records, there is no such address.
For reliable foreclosure and short sale listings in SF and Marin, please visit the following link:
Paragon Real Estate Group
CA DRE 01844627
This property is scheduled to go to public auction. Inspections prior to the auction are rigid. See the auction guidelines to better understand the process.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss further.