I would suggest that you work with your realtor to find homes that are currently on the market. If you cannot find any there, then you can investigate bank owned homes that have not been released to the market but are already bank owned. In that way, you will have gotten in ahead of the general market population looking for a similar home as you are. And these will be homes vacant, and ready for a new homeowner.
This homeowner will hopefully be able to work out a loan modification with their lender and remain in their home.
I hope that helps!