These are republication of public records of a legal action being filed on a property.
The Realty Trac ads are not offers of properties for sale but rather some agents use them and pay the fee for short sale leads. The general public can also go to these people and try to get them to sell their home for less than they owe. Most mortgage servicers do require the property to be offered for sale on the MLS as a condition of doing a short sale and I have run into lenders that will not consider a short sale unless the property is listed for 90 days.
If you are loking for forclosed or short sale properties get in touch with a local RealtorÂ® maybe one that has the SFR designation to give you a hand.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
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