Foreclosure postings vary from state to state, and sometimes even county to county. I'm going to discuss things regarding El Paso County in Colorado.

When you see a posting on a home, the first thing to keep in mind is that it's nothing more than that in terms of where the home is at in a foreclosure process... a piece of paper. If you see contact information, you can certainly use it but we've found that this isn't the best way to get accurate information.

Banks can rescind foreclosures at any time, postpone a date, etc. An owner can do several things affecting the information on the posting including: file an intent to cure, catch up on payments, do a loan modification, etc. What we're trying to point out here is that until you do some more research this piece of paper only relays that at some point in time, this home was in the foreclosure process.

Likewise, if a homeowner or anyone tears down this notice, it has no effect on the process. For the most accurate information call us or go to the El Paso County Trustee's website to check on the status of the property. Information can even change the same day the home is supposed to be up for auction.