Free foreclosure listings have advantages and disadvantages, however if you have the time and success in finding a reliable free foreclosure listing data base the advantages can outweigh the disadvantages. The main advantage of course is the opportunity to purchase a home at an inexpensive price. Many foreclosed properties and homes sell for 20 to 50 percent cheaper than they originally would if they were not foreclosed properties.
You will find the most advantage in using a realtor website, the free foreclosed listings on realtor web sites are generally up to date and accurate. They often give more description than generic foreclosure listings through companies that charge for a membership to access their listings. Other advantages to finding free foreclosure listings will include a wide range of access to many different areas where you may prefer to purchase a property, specific information such as number or bedrooms, bathrooms, condition of the property, price and size of the property.