Where can I get the most up-to-date information about Wisconsin foreclosure sales?
To acquire information about foreclosure sales, please refer to the pertinent foreclosure notifications or contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent directly. Typically, foreclosure notices are published in a general circulation newspaper in the county where the property is located.
Always double-check any information about foreclosure sales with the proper County or Foreclosure Sale Agent. The following foreclosure FAQs were not created in collaboration with the County or the Foreclosure Sale Agent. These FAQs are offered solely for educational and informational purposes, and are not intended to replace professional advice, whether legal, real estate, or otherwise. The presented information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on foreclosure sales, please consult the foreclosure notice, any County or Foreclosure Sale Representative websites, or contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent. To properly comprehend the foreclosure process and foreclosure sales, potential bidders should seek expert assistance and carefully research the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent’s Terms of Sale, as well as contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent.
What is the procedure for a Wisconsin foreclosure sale?
A public auction is held for a foreclosure sale, which is open to all bidders. At the event, the property is either sold to a third-party bidder or reverts to the beneficiary (Mortgagee, Bank, or Lender) as a Real Estate Owned (REO) Foreclosure. Please request a copy of the bidding regulations and thoroughly research the sale process by contacting the relevant County or Foreclosure Sale Agent.
When and where do foreclosure auctions take place?
Foreclosure sales take place at different times and locations depending on the county. For more information, please refer to the foreclosure notice or contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent directly.
What should I bring to the foreclosure auction?
At the time of sale, most counties demand funds to be paid in cash, bank money order, or certified check. It’s possible that personal checks, company checks, letters of credit, and credit cards won’t be accepted. For detailed details, refer to the foreclosure notice or contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent directly.
What if a Property is canceled or rescheduled?
A property’s sale may be canceled or postponed for a variety of reasons prior to the commencement of bidding at the auction. There is no certainty that a certain Property will be put up for sale. For detailed details, please refer to any foreclosure notices or contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent directly.
Will the property be free of all liens and encumbrances?
No, most of the time. Many homes will be offered “as is, where is,” with all flaws and restrictions. All potential bidders are encouraged to undertake their own due diligence and research on all aspects of the Properties they are interested in purchasing. Prior to the sale, it is recommended that you seek independent guidance to complete your due diligence and gain a thorough understanding of the foreclosure process and foreclosure sales in general. It pays to do your homework! Prior to the transaction, you must do a title search and seek any necessary guidance from counsel. For more information, please refer to the foreclosure notice or contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent directly.
Is it possible for me to inspect the property?
No, because these properties are occupied, potential bidders are not permitted to intrude on the property, disturb the tenants, or contact the borrowers for information on the property.
Will a deed of sale be sent to me?
In the majority of cases, the successful bidder will obtain a deed after the transaction is completed. For more information, please refer to the foreclosure notice or contact the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent directly.
Is there a foreclosure redemption period in Wisconsin?
Normally, the answer is no. A redemption time may be enforced, which may vary depending on the circumstances. The borrower may be able to redeem the property during the redemption period. For precise specifics on any prospective redemption time imposed in Wisconsin, please visit your real estate lawyers or the County or Foreclosure Sale Agent.