Many first time home buyers want to buy a home for less than market price, so they start searching for properties from foreclosure home listings. There is a misconception due to TV ads that you can buy foreclosure homes for almost nothing, which isn’t true; however buying a foreclosure home can be affordable. It is possible to get a zero down payment through some lenders; they offer zero down to sell the property faster, to recoup their investment.
Should you be interested in buying a foreclosure home, foreclosure home listings are available at any bank’s REO (real estate owned) department. To be one of the first the find a new property that has just been added to the foreclosure home listings, your best option is to contact a real estate agent that specializes in foreclosure properties.