Other answers have provided you a time frame so I won't repeat that. What I will do is ask the important question...Is it that the home has entered the foreclosure process and you are looking for a good deal, or is it that this is your dream home?
If this is the home you've always wanted you would need to approach the owners to determine if they are interested to sell. Please be prepared that they may not be happy to see you. They may be trying to work this out to keep their home or they may be angry. On the other hand, they might be very pleased that someone would want to buy their home and save them from the credit and legal ramifications of losing it. Please be aware that if this house goes through the foreclosure process and goes on the auction block, at that point, many homeowners who have gone through this process wreck the inside (and maybe the outside of the house) in anger and despair. What you may have seen no longer may exist. I've seen houses with missing plumbing, holes in walls and ceilings, offensive language sprayed on walls, paint dumped on beautiful hardwood floors, and more. Be very careful of purchasing in this stage.
If you are interested in this home because it is iis pendens status, there are many homes on the market that are "good buys." Because there are so many foreclosures, short sales, and bank-owned properties, even sellers who do not have financial difficulties are finding that they need to compete. You may have more options than you realize. I'm always happy to discuss what I'm passionate about and that's real estate in today's new market. Feel free to contact me if you want to bounce thoughts or ideas or to compare notes.
HeleneJeanette@EXITrealtygold.com or 973-207-9803 (direct). Wishing you the best in your endeavors!