The official auction date was Dec 23 2008....but we won't know what the status is until the change (of ownership) is recorded....or until it shows up as a listing as an REO (real estate owned) property.
If you're relying on RealtyTrac for foreclosures, please note that not all properties that show up on this site actually foreclose. Some of them may receive Notices of Default when the homeowner is delinquent.
There are options for the homeowner to "cure" or "clear" this default: they can make payments to be current, apply for loan modification, sell as a short sale. They may even opt to give the property back to the bank via a deed in lieu of foreclosure instead of going through the foreclosure process.
It's a good snapshot of what's happening in the marketplace -- but that's all it is: a snap shot. A really good realtor can get and give you details about what really is available and actively offered for sale.
Any one one of us realtors in the east bay and in Oakland can certainly help. All you have to do is ask!
Happy New Year!