http://sales.clfres.com/SearchListings.aspx?State=OH This is the website to find HUD( FHA loans) homes for sale in Ohio. If you are looking for a sheriff sale go to your county sheriff's website. Commercial banks will get a real estate company to sell their foreclosed homes so you will need to contact a Realtor for that information. Another great way to buy a house is a short sale provided you are not in a hurry to buy. Once again a Realtor will search those for you.