You find auctions by closely following the legal notices in your local newspaper.
By the time of the public notice, however, you generally have only a few weeks to check out the property and any potential title problems.
We suggest you start identifying properties at the preforeclosure stage, even if you have no intention of buying before the auction. This will give you the necessary time to do your homework and be prepared.
While a significant percentage of the properties will successfully avoid actual foreclosure, it is better to take time to be prepared and then be disappointed than to make a big mistake because you had insufficient time to fully evaluate an opportunity.