One of our regular readers is trying to help a friend exploit the foreclosure marketplace, but in this case, for commercial properties: "A gentleman caller of mine is trying to think of ways to check out any commercial buildings that may be in foreclosure besides just driving around looking for signs or going through the paper. He said that brokers don't really help since the foreclosure market is obviously not their playground. What would you suggest? I told him I didn't think that there would be many commercial buildings that are going into foreclosure, but then I thought about it and I suppose it really only makes sense that there would be a bunch. Can you help? I think a building like [the one pictured] is the kind of thing he had in mind. I don't know how to help him."
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