What else should I know if I am interesting in purchasing property at a tax sale?
If you are interesting in purchasing property at a tax sale, please read and make sure you understand the Terms of Sale. There may be risks involved. Properties are offered for sale "as-is" with all faults and without any warranty, either express or implied. Prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to investigate and inspect a property prior to the sale. Any costs incurred by a bidder or purchaser to investigate or obtain a title search are at the expense of the purchaser and are non-refundable. Please note that neither employees of the City of Roanoke nor the attorneys representing the City of Roanoke have authority to grant access to the property for inspection. Please also be sure that you understand the minimum deposit guidelines.

For more information, please read our Terms of Sale.

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1. How do I qualify as a bidder at the auction?
2. What are the starting bid prices of properties?
3. What is the bidding process?
4. What happens to the properties that are not sold at the auction?
5. How do I find out the results of an auction, including which properties were sold to whom and for what amount?
6. How long does the tax sale process take and when can I expect my property to be sold?
7. What are the general steps in the tax sale process?
8. When is a property eligible for the tax sale?
9. Can someone obtain ownership of real estate by paying off the delinquent taxes and avoid the tax sale process?
10. Does an advertisement in the newspaper entitled "Notice of Judicial Sale of Real Property" announce the sale of properties?
11. Can I purchase a property as a fraction of its value?
12. What else should I know if I am interesting in purchasing property at a tax sale?