I'm asking this question here because this is probably the smartest community I'm apart of. My sister is 18, pregnant, and looking for a home near us here in minnesota. She's looking for something around $100,000 maximum $110,000. I was searching for real estate searches...and I came across a lot that advertised about searching foreclosures. Now, my normal impression of a foreclosure is an old rickety house that's too crappy for other people to live in. My other impression is someone couldn't afford it. I'm jsut trying to help out, but can anyone tell me whether searching for foreclosures is a good idea? Also, if anyone feels really inclined to help, the baby is on its way (in 7th month) so it's kind of a hectic search...We are looking for something in Owatonna, Minnesota, United States. (zip code 55060). Anyway, does anyone know of some other good ways to search for houses? I can't find anything in the papers or on TV.