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The houses that are pre-foreclosure are they currently for sale?

If they are can they be shown by a realtor and is it a special realtor?  Thank you
  • February 05 2014 - Placentia
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You can also google the address. If it's listed, you'll see the listing ad come up. If no ad comes up, it's not listed. If you're looking to buy it, contact the homeowner to see if they're selling. Good luck!
  • March 14 2014
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Every Pre-Foreclosure listing on Zillow and Trulia.com are not currently listed for sale and cannot be shown at this time. If they were listed, they'd be "active" listings. A "listed" pre-foreclosure, by an agent, is usually a short sale. All accurate listing inventory is listed on agent/broker sites. A great website to check out is redfin.com.
  • March 14 2014
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Often times, properties listed as short sales, fall into this category, as a number of them are behind on payments as such.  Your best bet is to contact a local agent and find out which properties might be right for you, based on your needs!

Thanks,

John Newman
  • February 27 2014
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Hi surfer0070 -

You can also visit Zillow Foreclosure Center to learn more about foreclosures and pre-foreclosures.

Please also visit our Zillow Help Center for other helpful information.

Thank you.

Malaya S.
Zillow Customer Support
  • February 27 2014
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Pre-foreclosures and not for sale. However, you can have your agent contact the owner to ask if they need to do a short sale. Most banks will require the home to be listed for a period of time before they will approve the sale which will only be approved at fair market value. 
  • February 06 2014
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Many, if not most, pre-foreclosures listed on line are not for sale if that is the term being used. Some call short sales pre-foreclosures and those are for sale with the lenders approval. To find out you would need to contact the owner to ask if they are interested in selling and since they are likely in financial trouble that could be a fun call to make. Contact a local Realtor and ask if the property you are looking at is for sale, they will know what is and if they don't show it for sale it likely is not.
  • February 06 2014
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The pre- foreclosure can at times be the home owner attempting to sell or contract the property before the home is sold by the lender at the court house steps. Some lenders will work with home owners in this manner to avoid the expense of the actual foreclosure. This does not necessarily mean that the agent works for the bank, but rather still assisting the home owner. Time is usually very limited and the bank will move forward after a reasonable amount of time is given and no offer has been accepted. Hope this helps!
  • February 05 2014
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