http://www.bhgrealestate.com/Views/Look/Default.aspx ... This site will let you look at housing trends/info, crime statistics, community info ect.. for cities/neighborhoods or zip codes. Information based on county records.
http://www.countrywide.com/purchase/f_reo.asp ...This is Countrywides property for sale site..Bank REOs
See what's available in your markets.
http://www.wamuproperties.com/ ...WaMu properties for sale site...
This site has the links to the above REO sites plus many more of the Bank REO sites. It also has links to the GOV. properties for sale sites......http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/wiki/REO_Database_List.asp
Trulias Heat map also has comparable info....
Hope this helps, Dunes