You can find some lenders on here. I've also had luck finding hard money lenders on loopnet. You'll see realtors advertise hard money lending on there.
You may have to show them your plan since you don't have a track record with them.
I haven't purchased a property at auction so I can't answer that question. I'm sure someone on here is or you can find a realtor in your area who is. Start looking for auctions and going to them. Easiest way to meet people doing what you want to do is by doing it yourself. I've found that people who are passionate about what they're doing are happy to help.
I am just starting out myself, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
If you are just starting out with no proven track record and have none of your personal money at risk, why would someone lend their money to you?
I would suggest putting some of your money to work and build up a fix and flip system that you can show to potential investors.
@Marc L. , each state operates differently but I believe with auction prices you have to actually win the auction and make the payment for the house within a very short time period, likely not enough time to raise money from private money investors or hard money lenders. Also, with auctions, you need to be aware of types of liens that may be on the property. I'm not an expert, but I know certain liens are wiped out with the sale, and other liens stay with the property and must be dealt with by the new owner. I'd definitely try to connect with another local investor that's purchased auction property to give you more insight.
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