How To Find Long Island REO/Foreclosures

Home Builder

My brother called yesterday, and is moving back east, from Alabama to New Jersey.  Because he’s aware that we list bank owned properties, he had a simple question:  HOW DO I FIND THE FORECLOSURES in New Jersey without paying a fee to a website?

While I’m not familiar with the MLS in New Jersey, the Multiple Listing System of Long Island (MLSLI) is the source for listed bank owned properties on Long Island- asset companies and banks require that all listings be entered into the local MLS by the Realtor assigned the asset.

Unfortunately, there is not a tab that offers a consumer direct access, and searching all MLS properties in order to locate bank owned is frustrating.  On our own website, we have foreclosures/reos for the east end (North fork/Hamptons) on a separate feed- one click provides almost all reos on the east end.

Both banks, and asset companies offer properties available for sale on their websites.

If, like my brother, you’re looking elsewhere, and are unable to locate a real estate website with an reo property feed, here are a few go-to sites:  will show Fannie Mae properties for sale, and often show “coming soon.”  will show Freddie Mac properties for sale  will show Wells Fargo properties for sale  will show Chase properties for sale  will show Citibank properties for sale  this site allows you to locate current Bank of America offerings.

While this is a partial list (many banks are offering homes for sale), at the bottom a more comprehensive list can be accessed.  For local banks in your area, try googling the bank name, then reo- they may or may not have a property feed.

A few of the larger asset companies providing listed homes for sale are:  will show LPS properties for sale (asset company)  will show Green River Capital properties for sale (asset company)  will show NRT properties for sale (asset company)

For a great overall source list, we found the following link:

img_0270-man-pnAs long as I’m sending this info to my brother, it made sense to share it with others who find themselves interested in foreclosure/reo homes for sale, but aren’t sure about committing to a monthly fee required by websites…

While we can’t guarantee the accuracy of all property feeds, we’ve found with our own bank property listings that the feeds offered by most banks and asset companies keep their lists up to date.  If you have any questions regarding North fork real estate, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Now, if I can just convince my brother that The North Fork or East End of Long Island, New York would work for him as easily as Northern New Jersey would….

Comments (4)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Laurie!  I was just about to do a MILK CARTON post on you as you have been missing for almost THREE months!

Those pay sites are such a rip off!  Some of the information is SO DATED-the homes have already been sold for months!!!!

Laurie, this is a good list for your consumers, and if I may here is the foreclosure website for HUD homes(even though most of your homes on THE LANKY ISLE probably are well over the FHA ceiling:


So good to see that smiling face again!  How are those precious granddaughters?

Mar 04, 2012 04:11 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Hey, Bruce!  Thank you for the additional link.  Having read this this morning, it seemed that there might be renewed interest.  Just got back from seeing the itty bits in Colorado after an extended visit- gets harder each time, leaving! :)  Hope you're staying busy!

Mar 04, 2012 04:41 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Laurie this is a great resource. 

Stopped by to say hello.  Wishing you a terrific year.

Apr 19, 2012 01:28 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Hi, Jennifer!  Thanks for stopping by- hope this year brings all that you seek, too.

Apr 27, 2012 09:44 PM