If your house is put up for auction do they get to keep your personal belongings?

Anything in the house at the time of the auction belongs to the estate. The person who wins the house also wins anything in the house at the time. * If the question refers to a foreclosure then the answer is no, personal items and household furnishings are not a part of a foreclosure sale. If it pertains to an estate, the state probate laws govern what property is exempt and what is not.