Tax sales can be very risky. You are safer in letting the property go through the forclosure process and then purchase after the asset goes back on the market by the Bank Owned Seller. Tax Sells are public record and are advertised in the local newspapers 4 weeks prior to the sale which is usually the 1st week of every month and you most certainly can go to the courthouse steps to purchase but "Buyer Beware", if you have not completed a thorough due dilligence, then you have purchased all the liens and debt that is owed on that home whereas foreclosure wipes out all the debt other than tax liens. and once the Banks/Lender buys back the property they will sell thta property free and clear with clean title. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions., I specalize in REO Assets.
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