Foreclosure is a legal action the county takes as its final effort to collect delinquent property taxes. You can bid on these properties at public sales. We recommend, especially if you are a first-time buyer, to consult with your legal counsel before bidding on a property.
The county is only looking to satisfy the property tax debt. The buyer pays ad valorem taxes (taxes based on property value), penalties and interest, court costs and expenses that accrued during the foreclosure process to the time of the sale.
If you plan to bid on these “as is” properties, make sure you thoroughly do your research to know what you are buying (i.e. property condition) and to find out about any additional liens. Buyers may be responsible for satisfying any outstanding debts against the property.
We sell foreclosed properties without any warranty whatsoever. There is no expressed or implied warranty, including but not limited to merchantability and fitness of properties for a particular purpose.
If you owe any back taxes on any property in Travis County, you are ineligible to bid at tax sales.