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Care for a foreclosure tour?
A foreclosure tour group inspects a house in Atlanta.
August 1st, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Care for a foreclosure tour?

By Barbara Hall, CNN

Atlanta (CNN) - Foreclosure used to be a dirty word, but not anymore. It's become the latest selling tool for some realtors as investors and aspiring homeowners search for a bargain. In some places like Atlanta, touring distressed properties has become a fun and potentially productive way to spend a Saturday.

[0:21] "When I saw the bus driving, when I was at the grocery store, I was like: Am I in a dream? Pinch me. A foreclosure bus? I want to get on that bus," says Roxanne Martinez, who recently took the tour in search of a home.

[3:55] "We're helping promote foreclosures. We're helping promote that it's not a scary process, so we can help get these properties moved so we can all get back to normal," says Cindy Crane with Prudential Georgia Realty which organizes foreclosure tours.

Have you been on a foreclosure tour? Did you end up buying a house afterwards? Let us know your foreclosure tour experience in the comments section below.

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