“I would be interested to read about houses in trouble in Charlottesville area. Where can I find info about foreclosures, auctions, houses with late payments and so on. Are there a real estate agents specializing on this? Our agent didn’t show much interest in this kind of properties and I didn’t ask him if it is because there are not many on the market currently or he is just not strong in that area.”
First, thank you for the email, for reading my blog and for giving me a story!
Foreclosures in Charlottesville are difficult to find. There is no one place unfortunately that shows all of the foreclosures that are out there.
These are some great sites out there, but no one comprehensive source of all the foreclosures in the Charlottesville area (or any area that I know of).
For example -
Hotpads shows that there aren’t many foreclosures at all (but zoom out a bit for some perspective!)-
*While this post bears some similarities to Joel’s post about foreclosures, I received the email on Tuesday morning, before I saw his story. And, foreclosures are quite the hot topic.
If you’re looking for the most accurate, up-to-date information on foreclosures in the Charlottesville area, I personally use the HooK’s site; I’ll bet they would get good traffic if they devoted a page to foreclosures and the link stayed the same every week – thehook.com/foreclosures … just an (selfish) idea. For example, here are the foreclosures from this week’s HooK.
For some perspective – realize that it’s really not that bad.
If I’d published this post when I originally wrote it, I would have beaten this post at the WSJ.