Hi Glenda, A cloud on the title can hold up the process for a long tim. It could be that it's empty because the owners listened to the bank when they told them to leave. However now as said it takes appx.895 days to clear title and foreclose as an average. Best thing to do if your interested is try and contact the Owners as they may still own it. Look up the tax records at your local County office you may find your answers there.