I am not a Realtor, though I work for Chicago Title. My suggestion is to find a Realtor you feel comfortable with, and let them know what you are looking for. The Multiple Listing Service that they have access to, allows them to send you lists of foreclosures/notice of trustee sales and/or REOs by zipcode and other paramaters (not just the listed ones either). Once you have the address, you can look at the location with www.earth.google.com , for example. I feel that most Realtors are very professional and really want to help you find what you are looking for.