The Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff conducts several Sheriff Sales each month at which properties with court ordered foreclosures are sold in an auction. The process of buying a property at one of these sales can seem complicated, but Sheriff Jewell Williams is committed to making sure the process is open, transparent, and easy to navigate. Below are several resources available that can help you further understand how to buy a property at Sheriff's Sale.
Sheriff Jewell Williams was sworn in to lead the Office of the Sheriff City and County of Philadelphia on January 2, 2012. In November, 2015 he was re-elected and was inaugurated for a second four-year term of office on Monday, January 4, 2016.
A Foreclosure is a legal process in which a mortgage lender or lien holder attempts to recover the balance of a loan or debt from someone who has stopped making payments by forcing the sale of the asset used as the collateral for the loan or on which a lien has been placed.