Work with a Buyer's Agent and let them do the work for you. Are you familiar with land records, deeds, leins, hoem inspections, Title V, Purchase & Sales Agreements, Bank foreclosure Process and Addendums (in the banks favor)? All of these issues come up on the foreclosre and auctioned property.
Consult a Realtor and let them do the work for you. Buyer's Agents represnt the buyer at No Charge to you.