How do I purchase a foreclosed home and is it a good idea?

I am looking for a home for my first house, and even though I have some time and can save a bit, I need to know if its a good idea for someone on limited income to consider living in a home thats been foreclosed on, and possibly invest in a couple of other properties at some point. How does the process work and is... show more I am looking for a home for my first house, and even though I have some time and can save a bit, I need to know if its a good idea for someone on limited income to consider living in a home thats been foreclosed on, and possibly invest in a couple of other properties at some point. How does the process work and is it a good idea for a first time buyer? Also keep in mind I am living in Virginia now and am looking at the possibility of a home in the New York City area so I can move there to kick off my career(I am a theater student currently).
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