How does buying a house through a Tax Sale work?


My husband wants to buy a house through a tax sale he says at the beginning of the year at the courthouse you can get a list of houses coming up for sale, he says that you can get a house VERY cheap like 600 to 5000.00 is tht true? BUT do you have to pay the bid amount and the amount of the taxes owed on the property or does the bidding price cover them? Do you have to pay any additional fee other than what you have bid the property to like a regular auction how you pay only what you have bid, how do these tax auctions work? people he works with go to these every year and have bought houses but my husband wont ask them about it any more in depth cause he doesnt want to look dumb like he doesnt get it…But could someone PLEASE explain this all to me b4 we would do it and get stuck paying more than we think we have to? Also is this wrong of us to do? i feel like i am stealing someones house, my High school friends parents house went up for tax sale and i felt bad but he told me the didnt care that they didnt want the house anymore. Help i need alot of info on this subject, i dont want to buy someones house and have them come back and kill my husband and our kids in the middle of the night for it! HELP !!!

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