How do I go about finding homes that are in pre-foreclosure, or being short sold?

I'm interested in purchasing a home this way, Is there a public record list, or must I use a realtor?
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I've found a few that may help you; www is assumed...hud.gov -  homesales.gov  -  foreclosurealert.com..my fav..good luck..by the way i'm an investor and have properties to sell all the time..
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My attorney and I have a little chuckle over the term "Pre-Foreclosure" because any house with a mortgage is in may respects in "Pre-Foreclosure"   OK I had my fun.

Short-Sales are such that they are listed with a REALTOR.  Our MLS hear can filter listings for Short-Sale status and I'm sure many others too.

To find the other Pre-Foreclosure (what you are probably looking for)  I use the Clerk of Courts web sites and look for document types called "Lis Pendens" or LP.   This is where you can actually read, DEAR MARY JONES, YOUR LENDER IS SEEKING TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS.........
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Start with your local Realtor.
Homepath.com is a free source too.
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