If you're an investor, you know what to do as far as determining the title condition, lender, approx. amount owed to that lender etc.
Yes, the Lender Foreclosure Sales/Auctions are done at the courthouse and those days and times are posted. The Charlotte Sun Herald will show those that are posted and the dates.
In some cases, the sale may not go forward for various reasons and the sale may be canceled. For example, if there is a short-sale in process which means that a contract has been written, accepted by the seller/owner of record and the process is pending lender approval (Lender that has a first lien on the property being sold), the sale might be canceled in order to finalize and close on the property.
There are other auctions that take place by auctioneers on specific properties and often sold on site.
In any event, if you're considering buying a property or distreed property in Florida, a Realtor with this experince is your best bet.
It costs you nothing however be sure the Realtor has this type of experience because many do not.
There are some pay for membership websites that you can join. Many are good but confusing because they list pre-foreclosures, tax delinquent properties and the of course foreclosures but I have not seen the dates of sales shown. These may be good for identifying the properties however your Realtor has access to Bank Owned Properties in the MLS.
I Hope this helps.
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