I agree with Anna. Very often I have potential buyers ask me to put them on "the foreclosure" list. In fact, in Wisconsin we have many homes on the market that are just as great a deal, if not better, than the foreclosures. So don't limit yourself to them.
Find a good agent don't be afraid to go under contract. If you commit to them, they will commit to you. (Make sure you interview at least three or more before making your decision.) Then ask them to send you everything available in your price range, area, and any other criteria that you require, such as minimum number of bedrooms and baths etc.
You might be surprised at what is available out there.