Posted by Marc in PDX on January 11, 2001 at 11:42:47:
> What do I have to bring with me to buy?
Depends on your local laws, but here in Oregon, you’ll need not just financing, but ACTUAL CASH, in the form of a cashier’s check in the amount of your expected bid. You provide that when you register for the auction. However, in some areas, you only have to put down 10% and must agree to have the rest by 2pm that day. Call your Sherrif’s Dept. and ask.
Don’t forget to call about a week before the auction to make sure it’s still going through: most don’t get to auction.
Yes, you should contact the present owners NOW. (If you don’t, someone else will.) Drive over there and knock on the door and ask them if they’d be interested in selling their house. Don’t call or mail, or you’ll just be like all the others who’ve contacted them in the last year.