A local agent can keep you informed of any homes with possible short sale.
These may help or not, but are worth a look....Dunes
One of the easiest ways is to contact a local agent. A buyer's agent is paid from the sellers proceeds at closing. We have access to all the listings in our given areas and a good buyer's agent experienced in investment properties is going to know where to look to find the government foreclosure lists. I keep a running list for some of my clients so I suggest you contact someone in Statesville and they will easily be able to help you. If you do not know of anyone I can refer you to a top agent in the area that will have all of this information for you.
Hope this helps,