Al Geffon, Agent, Houston, TX
This home may or may not be for sale at auction. They're often postponed indefinitely for various reasons. In any event, you'd need to contact the tax collector's office. What you see is a notice from RealtyTrac, a reporting service, not a real estate brokerage firm. They do not list or sell homes. What they'd like for you to do is subscribe to their service to obtain additional information. I see no reason to do so, since the notice may well be inaccurate, and the likelihood of purchasing any home based on RealyTrac postings is near zero.
Any property listed for sale at a "courthouse steps" auction requires that it be bought for cash, "as-is, where-is" with no opportunity to inspect the home until you purchase it. You'd have to submit proof of funds and/or a certified check prior to the sale. As for the "price," RealtyTrac would like for you to assume that you could purchase it for that number ... but it's not even close. The figure represents the amount in default. If it were possible to buy such a home for so little money, you'd see a line around the block. It's an auction, and the home will sell for considerably more. Do you have that kind of money, and are you willing to take a chance on a property that may have serious issues? Homes such as this are best suited for investors with deep pockets ... and there are many in Houston.
I trust this helps. If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me.