Foreclosure Auction Okay, all you would-be foreclosure-sale home buyers in Central Oregon, here’s a handy new resource for you. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is now posting on its website helpful information about the properties it sells as a result of bank foreclosure.
Each Thursday beginning at 11 a.m., the sheriff’s office auctions off properties that have been foreclosed upon. Up until now, most folks have accessed lists of the properties that will be sold by visiting the county courthouse, where the lists are posted, or via a “Notice of Sale” that runs in the local newspaper. (There are also several websites that post nationwide lists, such as RealtyTrac, and ReconTrust, which may charge you or make you jump through some hoops before sharing all the relevant information of these properties).
Now there’s an online list of exactly what properties will be sold at each weekly sale that’s furnished by the source of the sale –- which, by the way, is about to not be held on the courthouse steps. As of Nov. 1, the sale will move to the county sheriff’s office (63333 W. Hwy. 20). The current list includes properties for sale on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17; it also lists the amount of any required opening bid.
To find out what you’ll need to know/do before you buy a property at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Sale, check out the website’s bidder’s page for details and suggestions.
Meanwhile, if you’d like help navigating the world of the REO-purchase – which can be a daunting process to the uninitiated — please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d be glad to help.

About the Author:
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond and Bend.