From your profile I am assuming you are a buyer. If that is the case you could make an offer on the property to keep it from going to auction, but...
First you will have to locate the owner and contract with them. Keep in mind the owner may owe more than the home is worth. If that is the case the owner cannot convey clear title and needs to arrange to settle with the creditors first. You can't just buy it because he can't sell it.
Also keep in mind that many home that are in the foreclosure process are not in the best shape so that will affect the value. You do not want to over pay.
If the home is listed with an auction company, be aware of the fees associated with this type of purchase.
I highly recommend you retain a buyers agent to help you discover the facts about the house, help you determine a real value and help you with the contract so you don't buy a pig-in-a-poke.