There are two types of potential foreclosures: judicial foreclosures and non-judicial foreclosures. Judicial foreclosures require that a court approve and oversee foreclosure auctions. Non-judicial foreclosures allow the lender, whether a bank, government agency, or private lender, to schedule, arrange, and oversee a foreclosure auction on their own.
Depending on whether the law in your state requires judicial foreclosures or not, foreclosure auctions will either be held by a representative of the court, such as the County Clerk or Sheriff, or a trustee of the lender, usually a lawyer or representative of the bank or government agency.
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