Hudson County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Sales

 

Foreclosure Sales are conducted on Thursdays, twice a month, at 2:00 pm

Click on Link Below and get the Hudson County Sheriff's

Foreclosure sales Listings, dates and information available.

Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales Listings

Sales listings are deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

      ALL FORECLOSURE SALES ARE

CANCELLED

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

(ATTENTION)

Our Office is open  from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

for limited services.

Our building is CLOSED to the public

Call: 201-795-6300 x 7315

to contact us.

       This website will be updated every

      Monday if there are any changes

in this status

HOUSING & FORECLOSURE

RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS & TENANTS

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The Sheriff's Business Office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  excluding holidays.

We are located at the Hudson County Plaza, Room 2001 

257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

 

For More Information on Sheriff's Sales please call: 201-795-6300  Ext: 7245 or Ext: 7235

 

General questions, comments and suggestions that don't require an immediate answer, can be emailed to us at:

foreclosures@hcnj.us

        GOVERNMENTAL & FREE FORECLOSURE RESEARCH RESOURCES                           as of 12 10 2018

 

HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF: www.hudsoncountysheriff.com

Follow link to “Foreclosures” and then link to “Search properties”. All properties currently in foreclosure in Hudson County are listed here. You can search by address, municipality, sale date, docket, sheriff’s number, defendant etc. Any changes or adjournments are updated online every hour on the hour.

 

DISCLAIMER: The following information sources are only provided to help assist prospective foreclosure purchasers in their researching and evaluating the value of the properties to be auctioned. The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office does not endorse or recommend these organizations and is not responsible for their content or accuracy. 

 

ECOURTS: www.njcourts.gov

Access eCourts public information from the Judiciary main page.  Find access link in "Public/Media" under "Find a Case." eCourts allows Electronic public Internet access of all civil case documents/records filed in New Jersey Civil Law, Foreclosure, and Special Civil Part cases/matters.

 

HUDSON COUNTY REGISTER’S OFFICE: hudson.landrecordsonline.com

Search all property records, current and previous owners, sale prices, current taxes etc. Access all Hudson County land records, legal papers and other public documents. Searching this site may take a little practice. First search by address, the search by one of the names presented, usually the defendant.

 

NJ TAX RECORDS: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/lpt/taxlistsearchpublicwebpage.shtml

Search all property tax records, current and previous owners, sale prices, past and current tax rates, etc.

 

FORECLOSED PROPERTIES: www.homepath.com This is a Federal Government owned website that lists previously foreclosed properties available for sale directly to the public from the U.S Government. Properties can be inspected and are free of leans and encumbrances. Local real estate agents handle the sales. Buyer preference is given to first-time home buyers through their “First Look Program”.

 

NON-GOVERNMENTAL FORECLOSURE RESEARCH RESOURCES

 

LEGAL ADS IN THE STAR LEDGER: njpublicnotices.com

All properties in foreclosure in Hudson County have had a Legal Notice published in the Star Ledger. The Star Ledger maintains archive access free to the public to all Legal Ads it has published.

 

PROPERTY PHOTOS AND MAPS: www.googlemaps.com or www.bingmaps.com

Find street level and aerial photographs of any property, neighborhood etc. Also maps of borders, streets, transportation, topography etc.

 

3RD PARTY MARKETERS: These are all for-profit companies that offer a variety of property information which may include some of the following; mapped location, exterior and interior photos, limited title/lien searches, current value/comps, property tax info, lot size, previous sales info, post foreclosure sales/auctions etc.

 

WHO LIVES THERE? www.whitepages.com, this is a free service from the phone company that identifies who has phone service at that address.

 

Free information websites: www.auction.com, www.foreclosure.com, www.zillow.com, www.redfin.com, www.hubzu.com, www.mls.com & www.google.com

 

Subscription fee-based services: propertypilot.com and propertyshark.com

 

 

NOTE: If you have additional property or foreclosure research sources you recommend, email to danthony@hcnj.us and I’ll include on future lists.

 

Conditions of Sale

                                                    HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – FORECLOSURE SALES                      Amended 10/23/2019

                                 CURRENT CONDITIONS OF SALE, POLICY, RULES, GENERAL INFORMATION (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

  1. ALL bidders are required, when registering, to show a minimum of $25,000 in Certified or Cashier’s Bank Checks.

  2. To just OBSERVE an Auction, there are no financial requirements.

  3. Sale Registration begins at 1PM and ends promptly at 2PM, at the start of the Sale. No one is allowed on the 4th Floor BEFORE 1 PM. Any sales not completed by 4:30 PM, may be adjourned to the next sale date.

  4. Each property is sold subject to restrictions of record which are unknown to the Sheriff at this time and subject to any unpaid taxes and water, sewer bills or assessments, and such state of facts as an accurate survey and physical inspection of the premises may reveal.

  5. The highest bidder at the sale shall be the purchaser.  If any dispute arises as to who may be the highest bidder, the property will be resold. All sale discrepancies will be decided by the Sheriff’s Office.

  6. Successful bidders are required to post a minimum deposit of 20% of your total bid price in the form of a Certified or Cashier’s checks IMMEDIATELY after the close of the sale.  NO CASH, CREDIT CARDS, COMPANY, AGENCY, TRUST OR PERSONAL checks will be accepted. Certified or Cashier’s Bank Checks cannot be older than 90 days from date of issue.

  7. First-time foreclosure sale property buyers will be required to pay on-the-spot the required minimum 20% deposit with certified or cashier’s bank checks at the conclusion of that particular property’s sale.

  8. The balance of the bid price is due and payable between the 11 and 30 day after a sale.  The 2019 Lawful Interest of 3.5% (2020 is 4.5%) and is charged on any unpaid balance due, starting the 11th day after a sale, until balance is paid. You cannot pay the balance, nor are you charged interest for the first ten days AFTER a sale because this is known as the defendant’s “Right of Redemption” period.

  9. The Hudson County Sheriff's Office only handles county-wide Foreclosure Sales (real property) and Chattel Sales (not real property). Property Tax Sales are auctioned by each individual town's tax office.

  10. If you purchase personal property at the Chattel Sale, the full amount is due at the time of sale.

  11. The purchaser is responsible for the payment of the NJ Realty Transfer Tax to the County Register.

  12. The Purchaser must sign an Acknowledgement of Purchase and the Conditions of Sale, which includes this page.  If the Purchaser fails to comply with any of these Conditions of Sale, the property will be sold a second time and the former Purchaser will be held responsible for all losses and expenses, but will receive no benefit from such sale.

  13. Plaintiffs are not allowed to announce their upset price.  You must obtain this information from the plaintiff or another outside source prior to the sale.

  14. Please turn your cellphone off or to vibrate.  If you must take or make a call or you need to discuss any matter with another party, please leave the auction room. Talking during the sale is prohibited, learn to whisper.

  15. Legal Notices published for all foreclosures properties can be found at www.NJPUBLICNOTICES.com.

  16. Bidding is in $5000 minimum increments until the plaintiff stops bidding, then $2000 is the minimum per bid increment, until the property is sold to the highest bidder.

  17. The recording of audio, video or taking photographs at an auction is prohibited without prior written permission.

  18. Sheriff’s Foreclosure sales are conducted under the laws and statutes of the State of New Jersey and policies, procedures and best practices set by the sheriff and subject to change anytime by the Sheriff.

  19. All properties for sale are listed at our website at www.hudsoncountysheriff.com. This list is as accurate as possible, if changes are made it automatically updates every hour M-F 8-4. Sheriff is not responsible for any information that published on any other website or media outlet. Any sales that are not announced today for sale, will be relisted on our website if they were just adjourned. If they are not relisted, then the sales were vacated, settled and/or cancelled.

  20. Sheriff’s Foreclosure Business Office is located at 257 Cornelison Ave, Room 2001, Jersey City. Hours: 8-4 Monday through Friday, except holidays. Phone 201-795-6300 x7237   Fax 201-369-4333 All Foreclosure/Auction Sales are now held twice a month at the Courthouse at 595 Newark Street, Jury Room 400 (4th Floor), Jersey City, NJ 07306

  21. The Sheriff requires all, bidders and attendees to behave in an appropriate, business professional manner at all times, and those acting loud, disrespectful or disorderly may be removed or banned from attending current or future sales.

  22. The photographs shown of the properties for sale have been obtained through various on-line sources or through photographs taken by sales office staff. The Sheriff’s Office, its agents, servants and employees, bears no responsibility or liability and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the photographs and the images shown therein during the foreclosure sale process.  The photographs are provided only as an accommodation to the bidders at the sale.

  23. Soliciting, the passing out of sales information or distributing business cards is strictly prohibited on court property.  

  24. No babies or small children allowed in auction. No food allowed in auction.

  25. No soliciting, distributing of promotional materials, passing out of business cards or advertising brochures are allowed on Court House property. Offenders will be banned from attending auctions.

  26. ALL DECISIONS RENDERED BY THE AUCTIONEER AT THE SALE ARE FINAL.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Sheriff Sales

The Sheriff is a ministerial officer of the Court

He is without power to make any terms except those authorized and prescribed by the court. He conducts and adjourns sales in accordance with State Statues and Court Rules.

It is recommended that you consult an attorney before bidding on a property at a Foreclosure Sale. This office cannot recommend a particular attorney to you.

Foreclosure Sales are for real property only; not structures. We do not know whether there is a structure on that property or if that property is inhabited. Further, we cannot give permission for any perspective bidders to enter and inspect any structure rule of Caveat Emptor (Let the buyer beware) is fully applicable to all Foreclosure Sales.

If the property is occupied it is your responsibility to have the occupants removed.

All properties sold at auction are advertised on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Jersey Journal and The Star Ledger. Advertisements appear once a week for four weeks prior to the initial date of sale.

The Sheriff’s Office does have a list of properties to be sold for general distribution. A copy of each advertisement is kept on display for public viewing at the Sheriff’s Business Office. You may copy from our Listings, or refer to the Jersey Journal or Star Ledger.

Sales of property are “open type” auction sales. Sealed or mailed bids are not accepted. The Plaintiffs opens with a bid of S100. At the conclusion of the sales session, you will be asked to step forward, identify yourself, and present your good-faith deposit. Properties are sold to the highest bidder.

The successful bidder must post a deposit of 20% of the total bid price at the close of the sale. The balance is due within 30 days of the sale. Additional time is not granted to obtain a mortgage.

If a purchaser does not complete the sale, he/she can be held liable for all losses and expenses and may lose all or a portion of his/her deposit.

To determine what funds you may need as a deposit, you must estimate what your highest bid would be. Your deposit (certified check only) must be 20% of that amount. Certified checks should be made payable to yourself. If you are the successful bidder, you would then endorse the check to the “Office of the Sheriff”.

The purchaser will receive a Sheriff’s Deed, upon full payment of the purchase price. This deed may not give clear title to the property. In order to obtain clear title, all and encumbrances must be satisfied.

If you are interested in a particular piece of property, we recommend a title search before you bid. Title searches are conducted by private firms. Listings for such firms can be found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory. We cannot recommend a firm to you. They charge a fee. In most cases, the property, even after a sale, can be redeemed by the defendant within 10 days of the sale. By law, the defendant may also declare bankruptcy within the same period. If this is done, the sale is put on hold until the court makes its decision.

Redemptions, adjournments, settlements or bankruptcies may cause a sale to be cancelled or postponed. We recommend that you call the Sheriff’s Business Office on the scheduled date of sale to determine the status of the sale.

To speed your inquiry on a specific piece of property, it is helpful if you refer to the property by its reference at the top of the legal advertisements.

Further assistance is available through the Sales Department of the Sheriff’s Office.

Sales are conducted on Thursdays, Promptly at 2pm in a designated courtroom.

It is recommended that you arrive early in order to hear all pertinent announcements regarding the sales.