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Dallas County, Texas. property to be sold by condo association

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Dallas County, Texas. property to be sold by condo association for unpaid HOA fee in foreclosure sale. If I buy the property at auction, does the current owner have the option to pay me back within a number of days? If the condo has $5,000 and I pay $20,000 as highest bidder, does the current owner have to pay me back the $20,000 or just the $5,000 that was owed to HOA Fee?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
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For a condominium in Texas, the right of redemption is 90-days. See: Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 82.113. When the property is purchased by other than the condo association, then redemption is accomplished by paying the amounts due the Condo association, plus the purchase price paid by the investor, the amount of the deed recording fee, any amounts paid for taxes, penalties, and interest following the sale, and any costs incurred in connection with an eviction relating to the property. So the party seeking to reclaim the property has to repay you everything you spent (but there is no interest or premium due).

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