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Survey: Buyer interest in foreclosures nearly triples

May 30, 2012

More buyers are looking to score a deal on a foreclosure, while more Americans are worried that the foreclosed properties will lower their home values.

Those are two of the highlights from a recent Realtor.com survey that illustrates how people's attitudes about foreclosures are changing. That's perhaps not too surprising, given that bank-owned properties have become commonplace in American cities in recent years.

Realtor.com, the website for the National Association of Realtors, commissioned the survey, which was conducted May 4-6. The results are based on more than 1,000 interviews.

Here are the findings:

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