As Anna said below many of the homes that are listed as "pre-foreclosure" aren't for sale. These are generally homes where the owner has missed a few mortgage payments and the note holder has filed legal paperwork. There are other ways to get deals rather than waiting for a house to be foreclosed, that in all liklihood won't be. Contact a buyer's agent, that should be paid by the seller but work for you. Then you have your own professional agent working for you, but costing you nothing.
Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, BPOR
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
#1 Listing & Selling Office on Long Island
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803