Sheriff’s Sale

Simple Definition: Court ordered auction to satisfy a creditor’s judgment against the owner and overseen by the Sheriff’s office.

Legal Definition: Used by the courts to satisfy a judgment and/or a tax lien or to facilitate a foreclosure or tax sale. Public auctions to satisfy a judgment are conducted under the authority of the Sheriff for that particular jurisdiction. In Delaware, Trustee sales are coordinated through the Sheriff’s office.

Ownership: Depending on sale terms, ownership transfers at settlement which can be 30-120 days from the date of sale.

Unique Process Involved: Must follow the laws of the jurisdiction and the state.

Important to Keep in Mind: We are working on more and more projects in Delaware.

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