anybody know of any free search engines for forclosed,distressed, or fixxer upper homes??
Some have free trial periods but I do not know of any that will provide you w/accurate information without paying for it.
One idea is to team up with a realtor and see if you can get a list of homes for sale from him/her.
Look for FSBOs on Craigslist and the newspapers too.
The HUD website has a page of links for foreclosed homes. One of the forums-- I think it might be this one-- has a good page of links for foreclosed homes.
I suggest you do a little googling. There are some good free pages out there. Most banks have a list on-line of their foreclosed homes.
The cheapest newspaper in your area will have pre-foreclosure notices posted in the classified under the “legal notices” section.
Paperwork has to be filed to do a foreclosure, so your county recorder will record all the notices against the properties that are being foreclosed upon. That infomation is available to the public.
As for the distressed and the fixer-upper, Craigslist is a good place to look for ads that say “must sell”.
I’ve bought fixer-uppers off the multiple listing. I’ve also gotten some good deals from distressed sellers off the multiple. Just be aware that real estate agents have no idea what is a good investment and what is not.
Word of mouth also works as a methd to find distresses sellers.
thanks for the input…all good info :cool
Google knows everything, if you know the right search codes (not keywords) google can give you what you need.