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Site posts foreclosure addresses for free

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ForeclosurePoint, a Seattle-area data company, is offering free information about foreclosure filings, including property addresses and filing dates, to registered users. The site offers a database of about 1.2 million properties with foreclosure filings in 35 states. Free registration at the site allows users to search for properties by state, county, city and ZIP code area, and to specify property details such as property type (including residential, commercial, industrial and vacant land, among other categories), square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, foreclosure filing date and a range for a home-value estimate supplied by Zillow. The Web site displays detailed information for properties listed in the search results, such as square footage and lot size, the date of foreclosure filings and whether a property has multiple foreclosure filings, and the estimated opening bid for a public auction on the property. These public auctions are typically held on the step...