By now you are aware that this property has sold. In your home search, once you have identified communities that interest you, the next step is to find a good buyer agent in the area.
There are both advantages and disadvantages of buying foreclosed properties and properties that are short sales.
Recently I completed a class through the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and earned a certification for Loss Mitigation which includes foreclosed properties, short sales, and auctions.
I would be happy to discuss at your convenience.