Thats awesome Jill, I hope you find the right one. I just helped a family close in January on a REO in Hyde Park. It is a very trying task and you have to know the neighborhoods and know the transaction process, which can be verrry slow. If you are buying a foreclosed home with a loan, you also need a versatile lender who is experienced with REOs. The financing is usually the difficult part for most.
Use my website to search Boston homes, http://www.ShaunsHouses.com.
I live in Dorchester, I have REO property two streets away, and I am listing two Mattapan multifamilies in the Spring. With all due respect to the other agents, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain is and has been my playground. I know all of the areas inside out.
My office # is 617-522-2200 and I work in the Prudential Unlimited Office in Jamaica Plain.