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Old 02-26-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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I was looking at Trulia.com and whenever I see a short-sale or foreclosure, it
doesn't show the full address and tries to get you to buy a paid subscription
to RealtTrac to find out where it is.

Are there any good FREE internet sites to browse Florida home foreclosures?
Also, are there a lot of good deals to be had or are banks still trying to get
2006 prices on the "upside-down" houses they have sitting empty?

Thanks!
Tom
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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Tom,
I was tired of all those sites being advertised as "free" and then requiring a credit card to show the property address. Almost all of them are that way. There is one good site I found called www.EmailForeclosures.com that does not ask for CC info and will show you full addresses for free. I have bought a couple homes off there, and got pretty good deals. As far as the banks lowering their prices, I have noticed that they are starting to be more reasonable lately with their asking prices. Best of luck!
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:49 PM
 
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yes I got a listing book account for free from a good friend of mine who is currently trying to help me purchase a home! Let me know if you want one as well I can send you her info.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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If you want to do the research the information is readily available.

Narrow down the area and do an address search on properties on that block. Record the owner's names, then go to the Clerk of the Circuit Court web site and search on their names for court records.

While this is pretty tedious, you will find the property and have a good idea of where it is in the process. The foreclosure web sites will often list properties that only have a lis pendens filing, which is really, really early in the game.

Zillow will often give you a very narrow range for an area which makes searching go a lot faster...

RM
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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hillsclerk.com
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Trying to make money off of others' losses? Well guess what, it takes money to make money! Why should anyone help you?
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Foreclosure.com | Foreclosures | Foreclosure Listings

The official Governmetn site. No fees. Just make sure you investigate the condition of property and details before buying. Some have to be destroyed and you're basically buying property but pricing shoudl reflect that
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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I've made the investment in a realtytrac subscription and it more than paid off. If you can't afford the $30 or $40 a month it costs to get the best up-to-date data on foreclosures, then you probably shouldn't be buying property anyway.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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for HUD foreclosures try HUD Homes | HUD Homes For Sale | HUD Houses you have to find a real estate broker who is registered to bid on these and there are rules - like you have to be an owner occ to bid first, then after a period of time investors can bid.
Good luck, my office is a registered brokerage for these.
No cost to you I believe.
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