Foreclosures could be a good deal or not.
Each particular property needs to be evaluated price-wise and inspected properly.
In addition to that, sometimes, there are liens that are not disclosed, or other title issues that need to be addressed (like title exeptions)...
Find a good realtor who is knowledgable about all types of sales - short sales, foreclosures and normal sales - so that your interests are protected.
Good luck finding a wonderful home,
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
Beachfront Realty, Inc.