The purchaser/investor of the tax lien will pay a portion of the outstanding balance, knowing when the property eventually tranfers, they will make money on the difference b/tw what they paid and what the lien is worth.
Taxes are always paid off first. The total amount of the lien(s) should be noted on the HUD1 as a seller expense. It shouldn't make much difference to you as the buyer. The only change will be who gets the money designated for the lien.... more