sheriff's sale

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sheriff's sale

n. an auction sale of property held by the sheriff pursuant to a writ (court order) of execution (to seize and sell the property) to satisfy (pay) a judgment, after notice to the public. (See: levy, execution, writ, forced sale)

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It is during this stage that the investors, government and private insurers, as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, simultaneously push mortgage servicers to proceed to a sheriff sale quickly while badgering them to engage in loan workout efforts.
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After that, they scour the courthouse records to make sure there aren't issues affecting the title from a faulty sheriff sales, tax sales, divorce proceeding, outstanding child support, estate issues clouding the title.