These sales can be found by checking the local courthouse, although they are typically advertised. There will likely be a multitude of people showing up to bid on the properties. This is a game for those that actually have money to spend. It can also be lucrative for those that have a relationship with a bank, investor, or a friend or family member that can actually provide them with the cash that they need to pay at the time of the sale. The more that you go to these, the more likely it is that you will find properties that will be exceptional. Sometimes there are only a few bidders, or you might be the only one. Once you have found a way to find these sales that are occurring on a regular basis, you could soon find yourself with a portfolio of rental properties, or properties that you can flip for a profit.