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I have done many auction.com/hubzu/xomne purchases. I want to dip my toe into court house steps because I have purchased some of my flips from these guys and I buy many properties as/is with no access inside on auction sites.

In my research it was not clear - Do I need to have a title search done on these properties or can expect them to be free/clear of tax liens and clear title on transfer?

Originally posted by @Adam Craig :

I have done many auction.com/hubzu/xomne purchases. I want to dip my toe into court house steps because I have purchased some of my flips from these guys and I buy many properties as/is with no access inside on auction sites.

In my research it was not clear - Do I need to have a title search done on these properties or can expect them to be free/clear of tax liens and clear title on transfer?

Definitely not, these sales always come as-is, where is, with all encumbrances attached that survive the foreclosure action.   Things like unpaid property taxes, senior liens to the foreclosing lender, state tax and IRS liens and unpaid water/sewer bills are often those that survive foreclosure.  Unless you know how to navigate the county recorder to search for these issues, get a title search done in advance.  

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