Foreclosure Listing

How to Find Foreclosure Listings

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There are many listings of home foreclosures available, but you can avoid paying high prices for lists if you know where to look.

Step 1: Contact a county tax department
Contact a county or city’s tax department for free lists of foreclosure auctions in the area. Lists include dates, times, and locations of the auctions.

Buyer beware — foreclosure auction properties are bought with cash up front, and are typically bought sight unseen without title insurance.

Step 2: Contact bank REO departments
Contact bank REO, or real estate owned, departments for bank-owned property information. The Mortgage News Daily website, at, offers links to major bank REO departments.

Step 3: Go to the REO Network website
Go to the REO Network website, at Search their database for brokers, agents, or vendors in your area who work with bank-owned foreclosures.

Step 4: Search the database
Search the database for government-owned foreclosures. Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, and the Veterans Administration websites also offer foreclosure listings. With a little research you can find residential or commercial property on the cheap from a wide variety of sources.

Did You Know?
Former baseball superstar Jose Canseco lost his .5 million home to foreclosure in 2008.

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