As a buyer right now, the world will literally be your oyster in most geographic markets. You’ll probably see a number of foreclosure, short sale, and “traditional” options on the market. Talk to your Realtor about the selection and come up with a buying plan that works best for you. A foreclosure, for example, could take longer to close but may present a much better deal for you. A traditional sale, on the other hand, may get to the closing table faster for a slightly higher price.