It's not impossible to buyer a condo. $18,000 USD seems too low. This property isn't listed at $18,000. That's just what they are behind to the bank on their mortgage. It may not be possible to get a loan but you can pay all cash in the US unless you can get financing through a bank in your country.
If would would like me to send you some options, let me know.
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
Anything more specific than that you probably have to contact me directly so I can give you specific advice...
Best of luck and this is a great time to be buying property in the United States of America.
The $$$ amount quoted is not the price of the property, but the amount of the lie in default.
In order to buy in the US, you need to either:
1. File tax returns in the US, or
2. Pay all cash, or
3. Put 40-60% down in cash.
The Bremner Group at Coldwell Banker
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Watch the listings, especially from realty trac and foreclosure radar, for "opening bid" or "default amount" which indicate it is just a reference point not a price you are likely to get.