Based on the info that you provided about the property, I have the property address and info about the foreclosure. My office tracks every single foreclosure in Sonoma County and we were able to look it up. The notice of default was filed on October 7, 2008. The notice of trustee's sale should be published any day now. The trustee's sale is where the home actually forecloses and is sold at the courthouse steps. Once that date is posted, it could sell in as little as 3 weeks. However, what you need to know is that just because it may be on track to be a foreclosure, many people work out solutions with their lender, file bankruptcy or navigate other options that keep the home from selling at the auction. Many auctions are postponed several times and some never end up selling there.
This property is not currently on the market for sale. So we have no way of going to see it. I am happy to track it for you and let you know once a trustee's sale notice is filed. In order to purchase it at the auction, you would have to pay all cash and I guarantee the bidding will start much higher than $18,000. But if it doesn't sell there (if it goes to the auction at all in the first place) it will go back to the bank and then come on the market as a bank-owned foreclosure for sale. These are called REO's (for real estate owned) If you are interested in learning more about this process or this property, I am happy to give you some more info. Thanks for your question and have a great day!