Make the most of Zillow's new foreclosure database

Real estate professionals can extend helping hand to distressed homeowners

Zillow has launched a new free service allowing consumers to retrieve information on 1.2 million homes that are either in the foreclosure process or owned by lenders — including details like the property’s address and how much the borrower owes.

This decision may have both positive and negative consequences for Zillow, consumers, as well as for the Realtor community.