On occasion there are delays or discrepancies in Trulia and other internet websites because of the way that information is gathered and collected. Trulia and the like are a great start to the home buying process, but it in now way gives you all of the information to make an informed investment decision.
Bans do work with buyers directly, but if you are not familiar with the process they can make your life a living hell, especially when dealing with the REO departments. My advice is to seek out a local real estate agent in the area that can assist you in your search. This will mean some added expenses in the home purchase, but in the end it will definitely be well worth it.
An approximate address would help, but not always. A small area can have 2-300 addresses and someone would have to check each and every one of of those to see if they were in foreclosure or not. It would be a very time consuming task and you still may not find the exact home you were searching for.
I wish you luck with your search, and if you would like a referral to a foreclosure/REO specialist in your area, please feel free to contact me any time.
Brian Rayl, REALTORÂ®, e-PRO
Most banks are not setup to deal directly with the public interested in buying a particular REO from them. However if you e-mail me the address, I can find out who currently owns the unit and if it is an REO at what point the bank is ready to accept offers.
Home Sales Pro
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