Hi all, I'm looking for some insights. We made an offer on a property (Colorado) and the offer was accepted. After it was accepted the realtor said "Oh by the way, this property was a tax sale." Turns out the seller bought the tax lein 7 years ago and now has a Treasurer's Deed. But, apparantly there is another 2 years for the previous owner to pay the back taxes and get the land back if he/she had been in the military, prison, institution, etc., and could not have been contacted by the County Treasurer. The seller is now going through records looking for proof that the previous owner had been notified (signed certified mail, etc) and ingored it. There would then be burden of proof on that person to prove they absolutely could not have been contacted for 9 years. The chance that this is the case is very remote, but it does exist. Title Insurance won't cover that particular risk, we are looking to see if any other insurance might cover it. It would be under 70K, so we're not talking millions here. From what I have been able to find out, according to Colorado State Statutes, a tax lein holder is able to get a Treasurer's Deed and the property becomes marketable after 7 years. (Why they don't wait the 9 years is beyond me). We have a couple weeks to back out, just waiting to see what the seller comes up with and waiting for my appointment with a real estate attorney. Just thought I'd see if anyone here has dealt with anything like this, knows real estate law, insurance, or has any thoughts about it. :help: Thanks in advance.