Is it good to start checking out foreclosures a year ahead

Ok, so the situation is that me and my roommate want to move to Alaska but are currently waiting until I graduate from college, which will be in sping 2017. In a sense, we want to check out houses this summer and meet several real estate agents so when the time comes we know who to contact and what houses, if still on the market, we want to purchase. Mind you, we only plan to go there for just a week during the summer. Is it a good idea to start checking them out now or wait until the spring?
Asked May 11, 2016

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