You can easily search for foreclosure listings on Trulia. Access the link below and type in the city and state or zip code in which you are interested. Once your search results load on the next page select Foreclosure under our Listing Type filter on the left side of the page.
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I have yet to find any one site that provides comprehensive lists of bank-owned properties, they tend to be listed a few on each site. It can even be quite challenging to find REOs in my MLS, since there's no field for bank-owned.
The previous poster suggested not using any agent and just to use the websites that are out there. By all means, check out websites that give info on foreclosures, but I can tell you first hand that the best deals are under contract before they're on those sites! For example, I have some clients who have been looking for a bank-owned deal for about two months. We've already lost a bidding war and just this week I tried to set up a showing on a new bank owned. When I called the agent, she said it already had two cash offers (cash is king when it comes to foreclosures because it means fewer inspections, no appraisal needed, it doesn't have to meet certain financing requirements, etc.)....so we're back to the drawing board!
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Use the Internet for locality and state listings; some search services can give you many hours/days of search capability for the area/zip you want a house in. Forget these agents: they are really order takers; you'll do the legwork anyway! (I took the real estate course to get licensed. It was a breeze!)
Hope that helps a bit!
"The Real Estate Doctor"