I can then go see it in person with a realor to determine I like it , then show up at the courthouse ( with realtor) to bid....
NO YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO PREVIEW THE PROPERTY JUST BECAUSE A FORECLOSURE NOTICE HAS BEEN FILED!!!
The person is losing their home to the bank and most likely very emotional.
Why would you bring a realtor the property is not listed and there is no commission that is going to be paid to them?
If you go to the property and politely ask the person losing their home, they might let you in to look around or they might take a swing at you, its a complete unknown. Bringing a realtor will most likely make them want to take a swing at you because most people look at realtors as being the cause of their problem for selling them an overpriced house.
The house will be auctioned at the courthouse at the date & time listed in the foreclosure notice.
Investors usually "bid blind" meaning that they have not seen the interior of the home.
It's a real bad business practice but its done that way because bankers and lawyers are in charge of the auction instead of a professional auctioneer.