opened in 2006 for $160,000. Then, using this website, https://dcr.alleghenycounty.us/ , you go to civil/family division then user logon then to search or to pay for filings. You can get on using the username "Public" and the password "public". You are then able to check out every lien against a person when searching by name.
My question is how close is this process to complete? Let's say I had done all of this for a listing and there was no outstanding mortgage and there were recorded tax and utility liens but no IRS liens. If I went and bid on the property for the amount of the outstanding liens, would I be in for any surprises?
Also, I had heard that a lot of times the amount listed on the sheriff sale is not the amount the bidding starts at. For the example I used, would the bidding start at the $5,872 + whatever was left on the mortgage + any other outstanding liens?
I know in this example, the bank will probably come purchase this property, but what if there was no mortgage, just other liens, but no one bid?