Now, the website also indicates when a home is in a pre-foreclosure or pre-market status. This means that the bank has initiated proceedings to foreclose upon the property, but the home is not listed for sale yet. Previously, this information had been difficult to aggregate or has been kept away from the general public by services that require membership fees. Zillow's new feature brings a wider inventory of potentially better deals to more investors for free.That doesn't mean, however, that it's going to be any easier for amateur investors - those without connections in the foreclosure real estate market in their location - to get better deals. Professional investors find pre-foreclosure deals within a day or two of the public filing, and with cash in hand and experience making deals, are often able to make the most out of the information they have. If Zillow's information is as slow as two days, the best deals might no longer be available. That doesn't mean it's not worth pursuing, because the deals one might find with Zillow might still be better than the deals one might find if you wait for a foreclosure auction.
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