First have you got your financing in order; if not do that.
Then find a good Realtor, and sign on with them, they are your best bet to get a good deal.
When you find the property, you must make an offer quickly, if not you will lose the property!
Buying a foreclosure is complicated because you are working with a Bank and their time-lines not your own or an owner!
I'm originally from Augusta. I'm sure you will enjoy settling into this great city. With the exception of Masters week traffic and congestion!
If you would like me to refer you to a well qualified agent in the Augusta area who specializes in relocation feel free to contact me and I will make sure you are well represented.
Remax True Advantage
As a local Realtor in the area, I've noticed that in Evans you will rarely find a foreclosed listing that does not receive an above list price offer. That doesn't mean that you can't get a great deal, It simply means that people always bid on these properties, so make sure your bid is a good one!