You can then read through the listings to see what auctions are planned in the area in which you are interested.
Hope this helps.
There are many types of "foreclosure" auctions.
1- NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE AUCTION : the bank has started the foreclosure process & on the 90th day after the public notice has been filed, the property goes to auction
2- REO (bank owned property) AUCTION: properties that banks own & are handled by any number of auction houses
3- REGULAR REAL ESTATE AUCTION: properties that private sellers participate in, hoping to either sell before the NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE auction or just trying to see what buyers will pay for their home
This list is not all-inclusive, but gives examples of the varying types of foreclosure auctions. Notices for each type of auction are posted in many different media avenues. There are so many pitfalls, negative actions & discouraging terms & conditions related to any of these auctions (such as large deposits required---up to $10K & sometimes nonrefundable, private reserve prices, non-contingency clauses, etc), that you will very rarely get a great deal on a property at one of these auctions. However, I suggest you get connected with a knowledgable REALTOR who will give you access to this information.
I hope this information will help you to make good real estate decisions.
HomeSmart Real Estate
It's important to review the parameters for bidding on home on the auction block. Most auctions give a set time prior for due diligence. Cash and financing requirements are also spelled out.
If I can help in any other way, please don't hesitate to ask. I specialize in representing buyers and sellers navigating short sales and foreclosure homes.