Other side of the fence

My mother passed away a few years ago and her house has been sitting empty since then. She had the house paid off, but then borrowed against it - I believe it was from a well known finance company. The house will soon be auctioned for overdue taxes. My question is this: if I pay the back taxes, will I also “inherit” the unpaid loan to the finance company or do they have to release the lien because of the tax auction? I have until the day of the auction to pay the back taxes and stop the auction.

where’s the property…ny? …

Yes, it’s in NY state.