I am a realtor with lots of experience in foreclosures. Mostly of the foreclosing properties are in Philadelphia, but there is a number of bank owned properties that would be your best bet. The difference is that a foreclosed property, you are buying it cash, as is, and in most cases you will not have access of previewing the property. Also because the property is being sold through the sheriff office you are not able to finance it. So it is cash and you have to be able to close within 15-30 days. On the other hand if you buy a bank owned property, they already went through the foreclosure process and they now own the property. They appraised the property and note the condition of the property. They winterize the property but you have the option to do a home inspection as well as apply for financing. You get a much better deal and if you are handy you can remodel and have an instant value added to the property.
If you would like further assistance, I would be happy to help you find the right house at the right price. This is one of my specialties.