how do i find out about foreclosures for free? could i get a list from the local town hall or something? the

Asked by Brighton, Brighton, CO Mon Dec 29, 2008

free sites i've found require me to register with my address and then bombard me with unwanted mail.

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Fran Rokicki, Agent, BOLTON, CT
Sat Jul 24, 2010

Hello. I have used and found them to be informative. Other than that, I would Google, foreclosed homes in whatever town you are interested in. For example: Hartford Ct Foreclosures

Hope this helps you to find that home!
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Richard Rocco, , Trumbull, CT
Thu Jan 1, 2009

Foreclosure listings in Connecticut or any other area ARE available for free online but as you've come to learn you pay in other ways. As reported in a recent article entitled "Online Foreclosure Sites Come With a Price" by Alex Veiga of the The Associated Press he states...

"Buyers interested in foreclosures need a real estate professional’s help navigating the online listings unless they are willing to pay a substantial monthly fee to use heavily advertised sites like ForeclosureStore and ForeclosureToGo. Sites that are free, like and, just display filings culled from other sites, so users ultimately end up at the pay sites. Users of the pay sites can often see a partial address and description, but if they want the whole enchilada, then they must cough up monthly fees that range from about $40 to $80. RealtyTrac advertises free access, but often the addresses and other details are incomplete."

So, if you are searching for FREE Connecticut foreclosure listings and are not signed with nor working with an agent/broker, just let me know your search criteria and I’ll be happy to provide you with FREE up to date and accurate foreclosure listings in Connecticut or any other area you may be interested in.


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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Tue Dec 30, 2008

The websites mentioned are a good source for general information. However, it is important to keep in mind that this information is not updated as regularly as some people would prefer and often does not represent an accurate account of what is available.

The best resource is a real estate professional that has the ability and desire to keep you informed relative to your specific needs and provide you with current and accurate information.
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Dominique Re…, , 93704
Tue Dec 30, 2008
A realtor has access to the foreclosures. You might want to develop a relationship with one. Most are fairly experienced with foreclosures in this market. The realtor is free to you. We have a link on our website to foreclosures as well.

Dominique Ressurreicao
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The Hagley G…, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Tue Dec 30, 2008
the site below may also help
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Jody, , Hesperia, CA
Mon Dec 29, 2008
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Laurie Murray, Agent, West Hartford, CT
Mon Dec 29, 2008
Hi Brighton-- Unfortunately, there is no easy way to find foreclosure properties for free. The internet sites that you mention will continue to bombard you with their marketing materials. Many times, their information is outdated and by the time the information gets to you (the consumer) properties have already been sold. Perhaps you could visit the town hall daily or weekly to check on "lis pendis" filings on properties where foreclosure is imminent. However, As far as auction properties go, there are definitely risks involved. The auction process is tricky and the phrase "let the buyer beware" is the bank's mantra. You usually only have an opportunity to walk-through the property an hour or so before the auction and there is no allowance for home inspection after the purchase. You must bring a certified check for the amount specified in the auction notice (usually 10% of anticipated purchase price) and there is no turning back once you bid. There is no financing contingency (which means if you can’t obtain a mortgage after your bid is accepted, then you’ll forfeit any deposits). If there are outstanding liens against the property, it’s possible that the new owners could inherit these liens. Keep in mind that homes that don’t sell at auction are usually eventually listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This is a much safer way to go for most buyers because you can include home inspection and mortgage contingencies in your purchase offer. If you work with an experienced real estate agent, he or she can notify you of new short-sale or bank-owned listings as they become available and guide you through the purchase process. There are definitely some good buys out there and as a savvy consumer you should be able to benefit on the buy side. Let me know if you'd like additional information or assistance. Laurie Murray, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, (860) 212-8305.
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