Watching the local foreclosure notices seems to be a good idea. The bargain you find might be your own home.

In short, CountryWide was trying to collect on a debt that didn’t exist, supposedly owed by a person who they had wrongly identified, by seizing property owned by other people. And yet the Sheriff’s Department acted on their claim, and refused to give us, the party affected by that series of errors, so much as a return phone call.
http://www.angrybearblog.com/2010/07...st-person.html

Chip H.