How to search for foreclosures

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I'm just getting started on BP and was trying to browse for properties online. Is there a way to search for MLS properties and foreclosures online without paying fee to access all the details (pictures, address, etc.)?

Welcome @Ariella Brunkhorst .  Congrats on joining the group. It's a great crowd in here.  I will say that I have yet to find a decent low or no cost solution to your problem.  Everyone needs to make money.  The real problem is that even when you do pay for access, this is access to information that is up-kept by the seller - not the agency you are purchasing from.  For example I use foreclosure.com for alerts, but tried to use hudforeclosed.com to access the images and stats, for $8/ month.  I quickly realized that most information they had was outdated - sometimes by years. 

When I called them on it, they simply said "We can only show you the data as we get it from a listing agent and if they don't update the data - we don't police it." I once went to look up a property that I got an alert from that morning. When I looked it up, the data was over 4 years old and I didn't know until I called HUD directly to see about the house and they said "We sold that house four years ago. It is not ours."

If someone else knows of anything - I hope they post it.  Until then I am sticking to searching homepath.com a couple times a week.

I hope that helps!

Blessings,

Chris

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