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Foreclosure and

Over the years, XooxleAnswers research has uncovered some great resources when it comes to finding information on foreclosure and pre-foreclosure real estate for sale, whether residential or commercial properties.  Private listing services, as well as many federal agency and local government resources are a wealth of information. 
Here are a few of the foreclosure and preforeclosure questions we've worked on:

Listings of pre-foreclosure homes
The client was looking for the best sources of information on pre-foreclosure homes, both generally, and specifically for the Chicago area.
We steered him to:
and the
as the best resources available, to which he commented:
"Good job. This is exactly what i was looking for! Thank you very much."

Foreclosures / Distressed Properties in the City of San Francisco
"...I am looking for a publication that lists distressed property for the City of San Francisco"

Alas, there was no such publication when the question was answered, but we did find some excellent online sources.  In addition to sources like realtytrac.com, there are a large number of government and private sites with geographic searching, such as:

Fidelity National Default Solutions (FNDS) provides comprehensive services to the Real Estate Foreclosure
Ocwen Financial Corporation has information on commercial properties, residential properties, and Veteran's Administration (VA) properties
Many other government-owned properties can be found at sources like:
This client wanted access to large commercial databases of foreclosure auction and lis pendens data, and was looking for a particular real estate news article.

For databases, we steered the client to:
DataQuick -- Obtain Notices of Default, Notices of Trustee Sale, and REOs

as the most comprehensive commercial source, and also noted examples of other national and local sources, such as:
And for the news article, we provided the exact Lexis-Nexis citation that the customer needed.
And here's another example of our work, just for good measure:
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