Both Buyer And Seller, Philadelphia, PA
It seems some answerers are giving suggestions about MORTGAGE foreclosure sales, obviously they are a different ball game. Tax foreclosure properties vary depending on county laws regarding tax sherrif sale. For example in Philadelphia most tax properties will be shells in need of MAJOR repairs, because properties only go to sale after an average of 10-20 years of unpaid taxes (and they have usually been vacant for said period). I know that in some parts of Florida, if you don't pay your taxes you can be foreclosed in less than 3 years, so obviously the condition of the house will be much better. So find out how long it takes for your area to foreclose for tax purposes and then you should have a pretty good grasp on your answer.