This property might REALLY be for sale some day... but it will take a long time work it's way through the banking system - and the price definately won't be $15,000. These are misleading "prices".
There are, however, plenty of very well priced forclosed and owner offered homes in this area and I agree that the best way to go about buying a home is to find a buyer-broker you are comfrotable with and works hard for you.
I work for a company that has over 100 REO listings all over the state, and I can help you with those, or any other property on the market, from a buyers perspecive. My knowledge of how to work with bank-owned properties helps you if that is the kind of property that you decide to purchase.
But, Whoever you pick, just make sure they are patient with you, explain the process, and assist you to find the best property for your needs - at any price. Although they seem attractive at first, REO's are not always the best properties for most buyers.