DEAR JEFF: I would like to buy houses that are subject to foreclosure. How do I find out about those properties? Thanks, “Looking for a Deal”

Dear “Looking for a Deal”: Foreclosure sales are conducted, by state law, on the first Tuesday of every month. Information on each property that is posted is shown inside the courthouse, near the county clerk’s office. The information must be posted at least 21 days prior to the sale.

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