Dear Sol: This home was taken back by the bank in a non-judicial foreclosure proceeding on 12/4/08 for the amount of the remaining balance on the loan. I doubt very seriously that the bank owner will rent the property, but they will list it with a real estate agent for sale or list it with an auction company such as USREDC or one of the others. I would plan on about one to 12 months for this to occur.
After the sale, at that point you could contact the new owner with your proposal to clean up the property. The County records will show the new owner's name and address.