Hello Oddvision, The answer is yes in two ways. An real estate agent can provide you listings to foreclosures, daily, which have come on the market for sale in your targeted area. The agent can also provide you a list of the most recent bank owned properties, taken back at the Trustee Sale, and any homes which are in Notice of Default if you are looking to see what potential properties may catch you attention.
As you have discovered most of the services out there will tease you with having listings associated as a foreclosure only to discover you must pay for the service. Also note that distressed property figures have been on the decline since last year so the numbers are not as great.
So find yourself a good agent who has not only access to the MLS but to services such as ForeclosureRadar.com who can offer you this data. I am one of those agents and I would be more then happy to be interviewed by you should you need assistance. Good luck!