Sheriff's Sale


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Sheriff's Sale

An auction to sell private property that an authority has seized in order to pay a judgment. For example, suppose a man is found guilty of managing a Ponzi scheme. If he lacks the cash to repay the persons he defrauded, his house may be seized and later sold at a sheriff's sale.
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If a home is found to be uninhabitable and beyond repair after the sheriff's sale, the lender has foregone any proceeds from another bidder.
At a sheriff's sale in December, Deutsche Bank bought back the modest brick house on his left from Adele Eisner, a massage therapist.
Mack, general manager of the 25,100-circulation weekly, said it wasn't too long ago that sheriff's sale notices constituted 3% of all legal advertising.
Such a windfall could arise if the lender obtained title to the mortgaged property at sheriff's sale (which might be worth the amount of the outstanding loan), and then pursued the borrower personally for the unpaid loan without giving the borrower credit for the value of the property sold at sheriff's sale.
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5 million: Lane County Sheriff's sale of Sleep Inn & Suites motel in Eugene to Miami Beach, Fla.
At six months after a sheriff's sale, a third of foreclosed homes are in an extended period of vacancy.
The lender then won the bid at the sheriff's sale and took title to the property.
Weems' bankruptcy filing forced the cancellation of the sheriff's sale of Weems' house on North Lookout Street in Little Rock, Hope said.
This week, district officials tried to foreclose on the Ambassador property and force a sheriff's sale to recover the deposit - which the developers spent to pay their mortgage - plus interest.
Jefferson-Pilot purchased the property through sheriff's sale this year.