How do I get this deal?

I found a house that is listed to be in a sheriffs auction next month. I also found it listed for $104k and comps are close to 200k I did a drive by and it needs help but looks solid. Even if the interior need a complete rehab I think it is a deal.
Question is - once it is scheduled for auction can I still go thru the home owner and buy it from the lender?

Tax Information –
Total Value:127600

Assessed Year
: 2007

Property Tax

Land Value

Improve %
: 72%

Improvement Value
: 92100

Tax Year
: 2007

Yes you can, right up to the day of the auction.

Check your numbers. If they didn’t pay their taxes, you can bet there’s other liens in there too.