Carefree Foreclosure Database


Paul Welden, PLLC HomeSmart Exclusive Buyer's Agent Carefree Real Estate 480-241-0081This page gives you access to free and unlimited lists of Phoenix area properties in foreclosure! This is the same way that those “foreclosure websites” get their information but make you pay for it. There is no reason to pay a person, company or website for lists of foreclosures, because in Arizona, access to this public information is free.

Why is this information FREE?

When a property enters foreclosure in the Phoenix area in Maricopa County, the bank is required to submit a public document, which can be found online & free for everyone to see. It’s called a “Notice of Trustee Sale.” This document is the bank’s first step towards foreclosing on the property and will detail almost everything you want to know, such as the owner’s name, property address, tax parcel number, original amount owed, auction date, auction location & who the bank is.

Keep in mind that these properties have only recently entered the foreclosure process. They are not yet bank owned (REO) and they may not even be for listed for sale. But this is the same way that those “foreclosure websites” get their info from but make you pay for it. So, to get access to free and unlimited lists of Phoenix foreclosures, follow the 10 steps listed below.

Carefree Arizona Maricopa County
Foreclosure Database
(updated daily)

  1. Scroll down beneath these instructions (ignore any warning words in red)
  2. On the left side under “Quick Links,” click on “Recorded Docs.”
  3. SKIP the fields asking for recording #, business name, last name, first name or middle initial
  4. Choose from the “Document Code” drop-down menu a specific type of document called a “Notice of Trustee Sale” or “N/TR Sale”.
  5. Choose a date range (keep your date range as short as possible because there are tens of thousands of properties in foreclosure)
  6. Click search
  7. A new window will open up which will list all properties in foreclosure within your date range
  8. To view the property info, click any recording number which will open a new window.
  9. Select the PDF option. DO NOT CLICK “Buy Document.” Instead, scroll to the far top right of the page & click the number above “View Unofficial.”
  10. Now you can view the foreclosure document which will list the property address, owner’s name, original amount owed, lender info & auction date/location.

 Information on how to buy these properties is listed below


How to buy these Carefree foreclosure properties

To buy one of these Carefree foreclosures before they go to auction, you could:

  1. Call the owner who may not even know they’re in foreclosure;
  2. Mail them something in order to get them to contact you;
  3. Knock on their front door. Keep in mind, the owner may not live there , may not even know he/she is in foreclosure, may have been contacted by hundreds or thousands of others like you, may be embarrassed and/or upset and may not have even any equity in their property … owing more than what it’s worth;
  4. Hire a Buyer’s Agent to assist you

Also, a lot of these properties that are in foreclosure have mortgage insurance, which protects the bank in the event of a foreclosure. So, these mortgage banks can be reluctant to work out a deal because their losses can be protected by the mortgage insurance.

To buy one of these Phoenix foreclosures before they go to auction:

  1. Locate the auction location, date and time on the Foreclosure Notice
  2. Show up at the location prior to the scheduled time
  3. You are required to pay $10,000 just to bid (refundable if you don’t buy a property)
  4. Bid on any property you want
  5. If you are the highest bidder, the balance is due in CASH by 5pm the next business day
  6. If you do not complete the transaction, your $10,000 is non-refundable
  7. You must buy the auction property in AS-IS condition, without any inspections, and evict the previous owners & any occupants.
How to find the real foreclosures for sale?

You need to have access to the Carefree REO’s (bank owned homes) & Carefree Foreclosures that are actually for sale. Unfortunately, using the 10 step process above is not the most efficient way to do it. But, when you allow us to help you as your Buyer’s Agent, we will give you access to the Carefree REO’s & foreclosures that are actually for sale, including addresses & photos. Just let us know by completing the form below or Contacting Us.

Buying a foreclosure is not easy … even with our assistance. In fact, in 2011 85% of the properties that entered foreclosure, either had their foreclosure postponed or cancelled entirely. And the ones that went to auction, 90% of them went back to the bank. So, you can’t even buy most of the properties in foreclosure listed on the free, public database or on those “foreclosure websites.” To be efficient with your time & to find the best deals from motivated sellers, you need to know which Carefree REO’s & Foreclosures are actually for sale, and we will give you access to these for FREE, including addresses & photos.

Or, you can always follow the tips listed above, but you will be wasting about 99% of your time and money and risk missing out on the best deals. That’s something that nobody else wants to tell you because they want to fill your head with lofty hopes & high dreams and tell you how easy it is. Well, it’s not easy & our only goal is to help you find, negotiate and buy the cheapest Carefree home for sale, and we are really good at it. Buying a home requires a lot of work, experience & attention to detail, and we help many buyers successfully purchase homes each month.

Why let Paul Welden help you?

Most Carefree home buyers are just looking for good, honest information to help them make good real estate decisions. We believe that Carefree home buyers are not looking to be “sold” something, but rather want information. The home buyers who let us help them as their Carefree Buyer’s Agents are the most informed home buyers in the Phoenix area. Read some of the Testimonials that we received, and then you’ll understand why many home buyers want our assistance by allowing us to be their Realtor®.

There are thousands of cheap Carefree homes for sale that are just waiting for the right buyer. So, if you enter your home buying criteria below, we will help you and give you access to the best Carefree real estate deals that are actually for sale including addresses and photos. The only condition is that you allow us to be your Buyer’s Agent.

That’s not too much to ask, is it?

You get what you came here for, and we get to help you to find, negotiate and buy the cheapest Carefree home for sale. It’s a win-win situation for both of us.

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