Posted by Bud Branstetter on January 06, 1999 at 21:32:11:
Vic, You don’t say what state you are in. Most states the liens do not get erased. Tax sales can be lucrative but if you don’t know your laws and procedures they can also be an entrapment. I beat the subject back and forth about contacting owners prior to the sale but ended with the opinion I was better off not. While that may not be true now or where you are at it again points out it is best to learn first. In Texas, the tax sale is similar to a foreclosure auction-Highest bid on the court house steps, Prompt payment in cash.