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How can I find out if there is a lien against a property in a sheriff tax sale in Texas? A

Also if I make repairs to the property and the owners redeems, will they have to pay back the repair amounts also?
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You do want to do your due dilligence before you purchase a home at a sheriff's sale.  Do get a title company to get order a title search, also may want to have a clue report run, this is the report that shows you if any insurance claims where filed and on what and if the owners received money for it.

A redemption period of 6 months in TX  only applies if the home had a homestead exemption.

I also agree that you don't want to make any repairs to a home if you are purchasing it during the redemption period.  It is a big risk you take and no, they don't have to pay you a dime on anything your spent on the home.

Naima
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Also, it is very hard to get a title company in Texas to issue a title policy on a Sheriff Sale Property.  Develop a good working relationship with a title company in your area. Have them run a title opinion, about $50. You will know if the property is worth pursuing. Cloudy title can be expensive to cure.

 Good Luck!

James Callas - Realtor®
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Check with the county to see if there are any outstanding liens that have been filed against the property. You may also want to hire a title company to do a title search.

I wouldn't make any repairs to a property that is still in the redemption period. Frankly I wouldn't advise someone to buy a property if there is a redemption period.
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