Flickr user Kevin Spencer
First reporting, October 4:
The annual auctioning of properties behind on their taxes starts today, October 4, and may run until Tuesday, or even Wednesday.
I won't spend too much time rehashing the concept of selling properties that haven't had their taxes paid in a year, or how owners of properties being sold today have a year to pay the back taxes with interest to today's high bidder.
The Post and Courier has a nice piece about how few of these properties actually change hands and how the money making is usually in the up-to 12% interest.
Also, you can pre-register for the sale online.