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Vancouver WA 98660
The Clark County Treasurer's Office Real Property Auction occurred on Feb. 6-7, 2018.
The Treasurer is holding a re-offer auction for unsold properties on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at 8 AM (PST). Please review ALL information below. All bidding for properties is done online through Bid4Assets.com. To register, you can visit Clark County Treasurer's auction page at www.bid4assets.com/ClarkWA.
A $2,500.00 deposit + a $35.00 processing fee must be received by Bid4Assets in order participate in the 2018 Foreclosure Sale. If you have placed a deposit for the Feb. 6, 2018 sale and intend to participate in the February 15, 2018 re-offer auction, your deposit may be carried over. If you have not remitted a deposit to Bid4Assets, you must submit the deposit to them (via wire transfer only) no later than 1 PM (PST) on February 14, 2018.
Taxes on real property that are three (3) or more years’ delinquent are subject to foreclosure. To redeem the property after foreclosure proceedings begin, all years’ taxes, interest, penalties, recording, and foreclosure costs must be paid (RCW 84.64).
- Clark County does not issue Tax Lien Certificates, as Washington State is not a Tax Lien state.
- The foreclosure sales are usually held each year during the first week in February.
- The only way to purchase property from a tax foreclosure sale is to participate in the annual auction, which is conducted online by the County Treasurer’s third party vendor, Bid4Assets.com. The minimum bid set for each property must include all taxes, interest, penalties, recording, and foreclosure costs accrued as of the date of the sale.
- All parcels are sold “as is” and all sales are final. The sale of these properties should not, in anyway, be equated to real estate sales by licensed salespeople, brokers or realtors. The County of Clark makes no guarantee or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, relative to the title, legal lot determination, zoning classification, building permit eligibility, location or condition of the properties for sale. Potential purchasers should seek the advice of a real estate attorney if additional information is needed.
- The successful bidder will receive a Treasurer’s Deed without any expressed or implied warranty. Clark County does not warrant any property suitable for any use, nor do they make any claims regarding covenants, easements, restrictions, and zoning.
- Generally, all liens on foreclosed property are extinguished. However, the County can make no guarantees that the prior lien holders will honor the extinguishment. IRS liens are usually also extinguished, but they are subject to a 120-day redemption period. If prior lien holders attempt to collect on their liens after the property has been foreclosed on, it is entirely up to the new owner to defend against these claims.
- Prior owners have no rights to the property after foreclosure unless they were a minor or legally incompetent. Minors and legal incompetents have the right to redeem anytime within three years from the date of the foreclosure sale. They may redeem the property by paying the sales price plus interest on the amount of taxes paid through the sale. Any improvements made by the new owner would also be reimbursed (RCW 84.64.070).
- The County Treasurer in conducting and executing a sale of property is not liable for the failure of a device that is not owned, operated and managed by the County which prevents a person from participating in any internet sale. For the purpose of this paragraph, “device” includes, but is not limited to, computer hardware, a computer network, a computer software application, and a computer website. Payments must be submitted directly to Bid4Assets via wire transfer or cashier's check within two (2) days of the auction's conclusion. Wire instructions will be made available to the successful bidder. For further information, see the Real Property Auction Process.