anticipated tax auction sale - Posted by chalazion

Posted by Kristine-CA on January 04, 2002 at 20:53:34:

Chalaz: I’m no tax sale expert, but have bought property at tax sales and research lots of tax-defaulted properties for leads on deals. Where I live, being behind three years doesn’t necessarily mean they are planning to let it go, especially if it’s occupied and generating income. However, it never hurts to make an offer. My suggestion would be to figure out what the property is worth to you and call one or both of the owners and offer to buy it as-is, pending a title search. If you find that there are too many other problems or liens, it’s a no-go, unless they will take a lower price.

Just my opinions here. Sincerely, Kristine

anticipated tax auction sale - Posted by chalazion

Posted by chalazion on January 04, 2002 at 20:39:41:

I’ve been kicking this around for a few days and would like input. I have come across a property that may come up for auction at a property tax sale in the future:
It is 1/2 of a duplex in a moderately decent neighb… the owner has not paid his taxes for 3.5 years,
coincidentally the property a relative (father, son, brother who know with the same last name) owns the other attached property, guess what he hasn’t paid his property taxes for a year and a half either, his tax bills are sent c/o a female in another state entirely (phone number listed).

I drove by the home nice brick, solid, both units have the downspout gutters hanging off, but otherwise clean. I figure they one must be rented but the other that may come up for auction owner is listed in the phone directory.

can I make any assumptions about the owners,Is there any action here, and what would be the next move?