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  • Starts September 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM ET (8:00 AM PT)
  • Ends September 17, 2018 Closing times vary; check Auctions for details.
  • Deposit Deadline September 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT)
  • Settlement Deadline September 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT)
Bids start as low as $531.00

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Deposit Requirements

A single $250 deposit (plus a $35 processing fee) is required to participate in the Pierce County, WA Finance Department Mobile Home Distraint Sale. Your deposit must be received by Bid4Assets NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT) Tuesday, September 11th. Please make your deposit well in advance of the auction in order to ensure your eligibility to bid.

Click here for additional information on funding a deposit

Cash. Delivered to the Pierce County Finance Department 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM PT) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. - No exceptions will be made. If the bid for a mobile home in a park is $5,000 and over there will be an additional $100 title transfer fee. A sales tax may apply to the purchase if the manufactured/mobile home is relocated from it's current location. Please consider this when bidding. If the payment policy is not adhered to, the winning bidder will forfeit their deposit to the county and may be banned from future sales.

Create a Bid4Assets account which is required to participate in any county tax sale. The process is quick, free, and easy.

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Please click the orange “Click Here for Deposit Instructions” link above to submit your deposit. Please review the following additional information on deposits.

  1. Only one deposit is required to participate in the entire county auction.
  2. Only reference the deposit ID listed in the instructions. This ID is unique to each county auction. Regardless of which auction IDs you will be bidding on, please use the deposit ID in the instructions.
  3. Only certified check/money order or wire transfer are accepted. ACH, direct deposit, credit card, or money transfers will be rejected. Please do NOT deposit funds directly into Bid4Assets’ escrow account.
  4. There is no limit to the amount that you can bid; the bid deposit does not cap your bidding, it is simply a requirement to participate. Please do NOT send more money than the required deposit or your deposit may be rejected.
  5. Federal regulations require first-time bidders to complete a USA Patriot Act registration, which will be automatically generated when clicking for deposit instructions. ALL US citizens must complete this page. All non-US citizens must contact customer service for assistance.
  6. Please allow up to 48 business hours to acknowledge receipt of your deposit. You will be notified by email and in your message center when you are cleared to bid. Please note, certified checks/money orders may take an additional business day to process.
  7. For deposits received after the deadline, no guarantees can be made for participation. Bid4Assets’ deposit services team works diligently to clear deposits as quickly as possible, even late ones.

Bidders are urged to examine the title, location, and desirability of the properties to their own satisfaction prior to the sale. A complete list of properties available for auction is available below. Buying a tax deed is a complex transaction and it is always recommended that buyers seek legal counsel.

A useful list of frequently asked questions as well as a tax sale glossary can be found in the right navigation pane.

If you have additional questions after reviewing the information in the auction, you are encouraged to contact the County in which the property is located. This information can be found in the “Contact Information” section below.

When you are ready to place a bid, click “Place Bid” on the auction page

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Enter your bid amount in the Bid Amount box and be sure to agree to all the terms. At the bottom of the bid window, you will be prompted to reenter your Bid4Assets password as a security measure.

A more comprehensive, step-by- step guide to bidding is available by clicking here.

Additional Bid information

What is an Auto Bid? An auto bid is a maximum proxy bid which is held in confidence by the system. Bid4Assets will use only as much of the maximum bid as is necessary to maintain the bidder's high bid position or to meet the reserve. Please note: If two bidders place auto bids for identical amounts on the same auction, the earlier bid will be the leading bid.

Examples of Auto Bid:

  • If the auction has a minimum bid of $200 and you enter your maximum bid amount of $400, your bid will automatically be placed at $200. Your bid will automatically increase as other bidders participate, up to your $400 maximum bid amount.
  • If the auction has a Reserve Price of $20,000 (this amount is hidden from bidders) and you enter an Auto Bid of $18,000, your bid will automatically be placed at $18,000. The Reserve Price has not been met so there will be no winning bidder unless additional bids are placed.
  • If the auction has a Reserve Price of $20,000 (this amount is hidden from bidders) and you enter an Auto Bid of $21,000, your bid will automatically be placed at the Reserve Price of $20,000. If another bidder jumps in, your bid will automatically increase until you meet your $21,000 maximum bid.

What is Overtime?
Overtime is an extension of the auction close time and keeps an auction open as long as there is active bidding. It occurs automatically when a bid is placed within the last few minutes of an auction. The auction will remain open until an entire overtime increment has passed without any bidding. The overtime increment is indicated on the auction listing.

How can I Monitor My Auctions?
When bidding on multiple properties it is advisable to only bid on one auction at a time. You can find a list of properties that you have bid on in the “my bid list” tab of your profile. You will also receive confirmations of your placed bids as well as notifications of being out bid in your message center.

Can I bid on Withdrawn or Postponed Auctions?
No. Auctions must be live in order for you to able to place a bid. If a property is withdrawn or postponed by a county for any reason, it is no longer open for bidding. Please note, Bid4Assets does not have knowledge of why a property is withdrawn or postponed.

At the close of an auction, the highest bidder will be deemed the winner. After all the auctions in the county have closed, winning bidders will be notified in their message center with a congratulatory message that also alerts them to settlement requirements. The winning bidder will see each of the parcels that they won listed as a link to DeedWizard. The DeedWizard will allow you to quickly and easily provide vesting information and access settlement instructions. Any bidder that does not win a parcel or never participates in the auction after submitting a deposit will receive a refund.

Winning Bidders

  • Winning bidders will be notified in their message center after the close of the auctions. A DeedWizard link is provided for quick and easy transfer of vesting information.
  • Please review the county terms of sale for the payment deadline and make sure you have enough funds on hand to meet the deadline
  • When making a settlement payment, please reference the auction IDs for the specific parcels you won.
  • Your deed will be transferred by the county within the timeframe specified in the county’s terms of service. Generally, this can be anywhere from three weeks to three months. For questions relating to the timeline on recording the deed, please contact the county.

All Other Participants

  • Any bidder who does not win one or more parcels after submitting a deposit will be refunded automatically with no need for request.
  • Refunds checks are mailed out via first class mail within ten business days after the close of an auction. Bidders will be notified by email when checks are mailed.
  • Checks will be issued to the name and address entered by the bidder on their profile. It is critical that bidders enter their legal name and keep their address up-to- date for this reason.

All sales are final. There are absolutely no refunds.

All bidders must be at least 18 years of age.

Research and Inspect Thoroughly Before You Bid
The prospective purchasers must do all research. No representation of any official or employee concerning the condition of the manufactured / mobile home or title thereto is authorized by Pierce County Finance Department. It is your responsibility as a bidder to have investigated any manufactured / mobile homes that you wish to bid on. Prospective purchasers are urged to examine the title, location, and desirability of the manufactured / mobile homes available to their own satisfaction prior to the sale. The property is not secured real property or real estate including land and/or permanently affixed structures.

Properties are sold “AS IS”
The manufactured / mobile homes are offered on an "as is" and "where is" basis, and Pierce County Finance Department makes no representation of warranty, expressed or implied, nor any guaranty of warranty, expressed or implied, as to the condition of title to any item nor the physical condition, occupied or vacant, of any manufactured / mobile home or its fitness for any use or purposes.

Any photographs of an asset are for general representation purposes only. Pierce County Finance Department will not assume any liability for alleged loss or damage which may result from reliance upon any photograph.

Buyer Beware
All bidders participating in the online tax sale auction for other persons can be held responsible for any legal action that may result from the online auction process.

Please Note
Manufactured / mobile homes are sold subject to Federal Tax Liens, if any, when the items are up for bid. Pierce County Finance Department assumes no liability for any other possible liens or encumbrances recorded or not recorded.

Important Disclaimer
The Pierce County Finance Department and its employees are not liable for the failure of any electronic equipment that may prevent a person from participating in the sale. “Devices” includes, but is not limited to, computer hardware, a computer network, a computer software application, and a computer Web site.

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