For browsing actual foreclosures listed for sale ect.. you may find this useful
The Banks and the Gov. have created sites to provide the public with information on the Bid/Purchase process as some are different than others and to provide access to their properties for sale listings..(REO/Foreclosures) They all provide addresses and listing Agent info..most have photos ect. and are updated regularly..
Sites like.... http://www.wamuproperties.com/ .... http://www.hud.gov/homes/index.cfm
https://www.citimortgage.com/Mortgage/Oreo/SearchListing.do ... http://www.homepath.com/
The links to these Bank and Gov. sites can be found here.... http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/wiki/REO_Database_List.asp http://www.biggerpockets.com/bank-reo.html
For finding information on Tax sales/Public records this may be helpful..
Good hunting, Dunes
If you are looking at pre-foreclosures, there are numerous services but investors pay for them as will you. There are certainly good deals there on occassion but these days there are just as many in MLS. If you are looking for deals, you may want to look in areas that have been more highly impacted by the current market conditions. Last weeks Orlando Sentinel will highlight those areas for you. I have been working with buyers who are finding great deals in Poinciana. If you decide to branch out of Orlando proper, I would welcome the opportunity to show you the deals in Poinciana.
Contact a Realtor, that is your best option. As the homes hit the market they are listed in the Local MLS. ( Multiple Listing Service) Your Professional Realtor has access to this. The good deals do go fast. We ( Realtors) see them first well, you get the idea.
Hope this helps.
Foreclosure = REO (real estate owned). These properties are sold via Real Estate Agents. -- REO AGENTS
The "best" of these properties are gobbled up within a few hours.
The advice I can give is interview Real Estate Agents - who will work for you. Give you advice. And Negotiate for you.
The best part of all this is - the "seller" pays the comission -- which is a Win-Win for you.
The previous agent is correct - they can just throw you on a "drip" list and send you properties --
do you want to be on the back burner or do you want a TEAM of agents to go to WAR for you?
I am excited to apply for the job.
Just send me a quick email of what your looking for in the house, and I can send it over. GregMTraub@gmail.com