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Conditions of Sale
All successful bidders shall pay ten percent (10%) of the bid in cash, certified check or cashiers check made payable to the “Sheriff of Westmoreland County” at the time of sale, and the balance on or before (date certain supplied by sheriff, which is 10 days from sale date) at 11:00 a.m., at which time the property will be resold if the balance is not paid; and in such case, all monies paid in at original sale shall be applied to any deficiency in the price at which property is resold.

However, if the sale has been previously adjourned to this date, the successful bidder shall pay the full amount of the bid at the time of sale.

In all cases, if the successful bidder is the plaintiff in the writ of execution, then the entire amount of the bid shall be paid in ten (10) days.

If plaintiff fails to pay the purchase money, the Sheriff may return the writ “real estate unsold” stating in the return that the sale was held pursuant to the writ, and that the plaintiff was the successful bidder at the sale and that the plaintiff failed to pay the bid and complete the sale and the plaintiff shall thereupon forfeit all moneys advanced by him, which moneys shall be applied by the Sheriff first to costs on the writ and second to liens in order of their priority.

A bid of one dollar ($1.00) shall constitute a bid of costs and the amount of any municipal claims due.

In addition to the price, all successful bidders are bound and required to pay the county realty transfer tax, which is required for the purpose of recording the deeds.

However, pursuant to 72 p.s. 8101-c, et seq., the 1% Pennsylvania realty transfer tax will be paid by the Sheriff out of the proceeds of the sale. Purchasers must record their own deeds and pay the necessary recording fees.

Pursuant to pa R.C.P., Rule 3136, notice is hereby given that a schedule of distribution will be filed by the Sheriff not later than thirty (30) days from the date of the sale and that distribution will be made in accordance with the schedule unless exceptions are filed thereto, within ten (10) days thereafter.

No further notice of the filing of the schedule of distribution is required.