How long does a vacant home become a forcloser?There is a home across the street from my father's house. And the lady couldn't pay her mortgage and left. The house has been vacant for around 2 to 3 months. It isn't for sale yet, all it has is a letter of vacant home. How long would it take until its on the market? It needs a lot of work and cleaning, but that's fine with me. Is there anyway I could fine the house information and buy it from them before they put the house on the market? Why I say that is because I want to try to buy it before they, if they do, fix it and put a higher price on it.August 03 2012 - Rome00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.