Zillow Advice: Home Buying - can a house be purchased when it is in pre-forclosure? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-a-house-be-purchased-when-it-is-in-pre-forclosure/505915/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Yes. &nbsp;You could try ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-a-house-be-purchased-when-it-is-in-pre-forclosure/505915/ Yes. &nbsp;You could try a hand written letter to the distressed homeowner, expressing your desire to purchase it. &nbsp; &nbsp; Fri, 09 Aug 2013 01:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-a-house-be-purchased-when-it-is-in-pre-forclosure/505915/ 2013-08-09T01:16:00Z In some cases, houses in ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-a-house-be-purchased-when-it-is-in-pre-forclosure/505915/ In some cases, houses in pre-foreclosure are on the market as short sales.&nbsp; In other cases, the owners are not yet ready to put it on the market and may pull it back from the bring of foreclosure.&nbsp;&nbsp; You can learn more at Zillow's <a href="http://www.zillow.com/foreclosures/">foreclosure center.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-a-house-be-purchased-when-it-is-in-pre-forclosure/505915/ 2013-08-08T20:46:00Z