What is the process for upset bids?

Upset bids are calculated and received by the Civil Division of the Clerk of Court.  In order to file an upset bid, the upset bidder must raise the bid by 5% of the last bid or $750.00 (whichever is greater).  The bidder must also provide a deposit in the form of cash/certified funds to the Clerk of Court of 5% of the new bid or $750.00 (whichever is greater). Each time an upset bid is filed, a new 10-day period begins. After all upset bid periods are completed, the highest successful bidder is notified and will need to deliver the balance of the purchase price to complete the sale.  The Civil Division of the Clerk of Court is located on the 2nd Floor of the Wayne County Courthouse and may be contacted by phone at (919) 722-6100.

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2. What is the legal effect of a tax foreclosure filing?
3. What happens after the filing of the tax foreclosure lawsuit?
4. When and where are tax sales conducted?
5. Where can I find a list of properties for sale?
6. How are opening bids determined?
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8. What is the process for upset bids?
9. Can the tax foreclosure sale be stopped or redeemed from sale?
10. What happens if the successful bidder does not bring in the purchase price?
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