OK so now what

The other day I see a Public notice in the paper for a house near mine that will go to auction on Aug 27th.

I drive by the house look in good shape, yard, house, etc.

So where do I go to see the public record ?

If the equity is there what can I do?

Can I pass this off as a lead ?

The first thing would be to contact the homeowner to see how much they owe and how far they are behind in their payments. The 2nd thing would be to contact a real estate agent and pull comparable sale to determine if there is any equity. If there is, I would contact the owner and get the property under contract as soon as possible and then make sure you can close before the sale.