I am wondering how a person can search for foreclosures or people who have been served the paperwork for the foreclosure process? Specifically, I am wondering how this can be done without paying anyone money to find out? I know there are foreclosure services that one may subscribe to, but if I can find out about them otherwise, I would rather save the money.
I would guess that it depends on which state you are in. In my area, some of the title companies have web sites that you can just look at to find the foreclosures. Others will put you on their mailing list just for asking. Some may want to charge for the service, but I have not subscribed to any of them as of yet. Also, you may be able to look in the legal notices in the paper. Many of the papers have their classified adds on the internet as well.
Contact your local city or county courthouse. Here in Portland, OR the county has tons of info on computer file. You can go there and utilize the system to obtain foreclosure info such as names, addresses, deliquent amount on mortgage, mortagees monthly payment, etc., etc. Also use different marketing tools to market your services as a person who specializes in helping people in foreclosure. Use posters, yellow signs, newspaper ads, tell everyone you come in contact with, give them your business card.