EATON COUNTY TREASURER'S LAND SALE AUCTION
Auction to be held on:
Thursday, October 20, 2022
with: Auction and Registration beginning at: 11:00 AM Sharp
Auction Location: Eaton County Administration Building Front steps at entrance of building 1045 Independence Blvd Charlotte, MI 48813
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PUBLIC LAND SALE AUCTION OF PROPERTY OWNED BY THE EATON COUNTY TREASURER DUE TO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES PURSUANT TO MCL 211.78
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EATON COUNTY MICHIGAN
SALE AND REGISTRATION 11:00 A.M. sharp
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Eaton County Governmental Complex
Front Steps at entrance 1045 Independence Blvd Charlotte, MI 48813
~READ CAREFULLY~ ( RULES AND REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN REVISED .)
EATON COUNTY TREASURER LAND SALE AUCTION
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RULES AND REGULATIONS (These rules are subject to change by order of the Eaton County Treasurer.)
This auction is held in compliance with the Michigan General Property Tax Act, more specifically MCL 211.78m, all applicable court decisions, and these Rules and Regulations. The property is sold “as is” with no warranties expressed or implied. The Eaton County Treasurer (“Treasurer”) has not made a visual inspection of the interior of any improved property, and makes no warranties as to the physical condition of the premises. Announcements made on the day of the auction shall take precedence over previously published or verbally conveyed terms and conditions. The Treasurer as the Foreclosing Governmental Unit reserves the right to bundle any and all parcels of property. The sale will not be interrupted for any questions.
Pre-registration is available at www.BippusUSA.com. Bidders are strongly encouraged to pre-register. The sale will not be delayed to accommodate on-site registrants. On-site registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the sale will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. No bids will be accepted unless the bidder has registered and received a pre- numbered bid card. A valid driver’s license or state I.D. and social security number will be required to register. Bidders will be required to bring a minimum deposit of $1,000.00 in cash or certified funds to receive a bidder card. (C ashier’s c hecks should be made payable to yourself, if you are not a successful bidder at the auction you will then be able to redeposit the funds back into your account. If you are a successful bidder, you will then sign the check over to us as payment towards your purchase.) There are no exceptions to this rule. No individual or entity currently owing delinquent real property taxes to the Treasurer will be allowed to register. This includes entities whose owners and/or members owe delinquent real property taxes to the Treasurer. Furthermore, if the Treasurer discovers, after the transfer of property referenced above, that an individual, entity or entity whose owners and/or managers owe delinquent real property taxes to the Treasurer has purchased real property from this auction, the Treasurer has the right to rescind the sale of any property sold to said individuals, entities and entities whose owners and/or members owe delinquent real property taxes to the Treasurer with no recourse, remedy and/or damages available to the purchaser.
You will be responsible for all purchases made under your registration and will be required to sign that you have read and understood the rules and regulations of the Eaton County Treasurer Land Sale Auction.
The properties offered have been foreclosed for non-payment of delinquent real property taxes and/or special assessments. The Treasurer reserves the right to pull parcels from the sale prior to the auction and anytime up to execution and delivery of the deed. According to state statutes, all prior liens other than IRS liens, future
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installments of special assessments, and liens recorded by this state or Eaton County pursuant to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act of 1994 (“NREPA”), 1994 PA 451, as amended ) , are cancelled by the Eaton Circuit Court Order dated February 16, 2022. The Treasurer does not guarantee the usability or access to any of these lands. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to research the use of the land for their intended purpose and to make a personal ground inspection of the property to determine if it will be suitable for the purposes for which it is being purchased. The Treasurer makes neither representations nor claims as to fitness for purpose, ingress/egress, conditions, easements, covenants, or restrictions. Occupied structures may not be entered without the tenant’s permission; secured vacant structures may not be entered .
PLEASE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS OF SALES.
All offered properties may be subject to flooding. Any new construction or reconstruction should be elevated above the 100-year flood plain. Also, any filling, dredging, or other permanent construction below the ordinary high-water mark of the water body involved may be subject to the provisions of MCL 324.30101, et seq and/or MCL 324.9101 , et seq. . Any earth change on the property may be subject to the provisions of MCL 342.9101, et seq . These properties may also be subject to the provisions of MCL 324-30301, et seq. It may be determined by a Unit of Local Government and agreed to by the Treasurer that certain tax foreclosed properties may be dangerous buildings, public nuisances and/or may be considered hazardous to public health, safety and welfare pursuant to city ordinances and the Michigan Public Health Code. Upon agreement between a Unit of Local Government and the Treasurer as to which foreclosed parcels may be dangerous buildings, public nuisances and/or considered hazardous to public health, safety and welfare pursuant to city ordinances and the Michigan Public Health Code, the parties may enter into a Consent Agreement, Order and Notice for Demolition (“Agreement”) relative to the affected foreclosed properties. This Agreement will be recorded with the Eaton County Register of Deeds, and serve as an Order of Demolition and notice of same to all subsequent holders of title at time of execution and recording of the Agreement. The Treasurer has waived any and all rights to inspections, notices of code violations, publication of violations, hearings, including all hearings before the Building Board of Appeals, and notices of demolition to which the Treasurer might be entitled under local ordinances and policies for each property subject to an Agreement. All foreclosed properties subject to an Agreement will require a performance bond to facilitate and guarantee compliance with the demolition order.
2022 Tax Auctions
All buyers will be required to sign an affidavit (due to new state law) stating that they do not directly or indirectly hold interest in any property with delinquent taxes in Eaton County and they do not hold unpaid civil fines. If a buyer held an interest in a property at the time of foreclosure, they (or their agent or representative) may only purchase the property back with prior approval of the County Treasurer, and then only for no less than the minimum bid or higher. This requirement includes a second auction purchase as well.
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MINIMUM BID PRICE
At the first 2022 Public Land Sale Auction held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, no sales will be made for less than the minimum bid price indicated. “Minimum b id” is defined in MCL 211.78m (11) as “the minimum amount established by the foreclosing governmental unit for which property may be sold under this section. The minimum bid shall include all of the following: (a) All delinquent taxes, interest, penalties, and fees due on the property and, (b) the expenses of administering sale of the property, including all prepara tions for the sale.” At the second 2022 Public Land Sale Auction held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, the Treasurer as the foreclosing governmental unit will establish a reasonable opening bid at the sale to recover the sale cost of the parcel or parcels as provided by law, including, where applicable, a performance bond to facilitate and guarantee compliance with any existing demolition order.
Any registered person may bid on the properties offered. A bidder must display a bidder’s card to bid. A person unable to attend the sale can be represented at the sale by an agent or representative with legal authority to bind and otherwise represent the person. The registered bidder is legally and financially responsible for all parcels bid upon whether representing oneself or acting as a representative. All parcels in a given bid item will be sold as one unit. The sale will be awarded to the individual bidding the highest amount equal to or greater than the starting bid for the bid item in question. In the event the parcels are not sold at the September sale they will be offered for sale at the subsequent, second 2022 Public Land Sale Auction. The Treasurer reserves the right to change the bid item numbers, as well as the contents of any bid item at the second Public Land Sale Auction. Bids will be accepted in increments established and announced by the auctioneer starting with the minimum bid. A bid accepted at public auction is a legal and binding contract to purchase. No sealed bids will be accepted and the Treasurer reserves the right to reject or accept any or all bids.
TERMS OF THE SALE
[FULL PAYMENT] plus a ten percent (10%) buyer’s premium, and a $59.00 processing fee must be paid by 12:00 P.M. the day of sale. After the $1,000 in certified funds (cash or certified check), a personal check will be accepted for the balance due. In the event personal checks do not clear within fourteen (14) days, the deposit paid on the day of the Land Sale Auction will be forfeited to the Treasurer.
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The purchase price consists of the final bid price, a ten percent (10%) auctioneer fee 1 , and a $59.00 per parcel deed preparation fee. Where applicable, a performance bond to facilitate and guarantee compliance with any existing demolition order will be included. The balance of the purchase price may be paid for by any negotiable instrument, including personal or business check, money orders and traveler ’ s checks. The Treasurer may prosecute or sue any purchaser who delivers a check with insufficient funds or fails to consummate a purchase . Bidders who fail to consummate any purchase will forfeit all monies paid and will also be banned from bidding in ALL future Eaton County Treasurer’s Land Sale Auctions. Checks should be made payabl e to “ Bippus USA.com ”
Pursuant to MCL 211.78m(2), the Treasurer reserves the right to cancel ANY sale, on ANY parcel, at ANY time, including up to the time of execution and delivery of the deed.
Successful bidders at the sale will be issued a receipt for their purchases upon payment.
A Quit Claim deed pursuant to PA 123 of 1999, conveying fee simple title and, drafted with the name(s) as entered on the registration, will be recorded by the Eaton County Treasurer’s Office with the Eaton County Register of Deeds ’ Office within thirty (30) days from the date of the sale. The Quit Claim deed will contain and be subject to the following reverter clause:
Right of Reverter
The following right of reverter will run with the land: If the purchaser(s) allow the property to go into forfeiture for unpaid delinquent real property taxes, as described in the Public Land Sale Rules acknowledged by the Purchaser(s), for a minimum period of five (5) years from the date hereof, and if the Property is allowed to be forfeited for unpaid delinquent real property taxes in violation of this restriction, then the property shall automatically revert to Grantor in fee simple title. This right of reverter only applies to the original purchaser(s), or their affiliates who acquire title directly from the purchaser, who receive title directly from the Eaton County Treasurer and does not apply to any subsequent genuine purchasers. The Treasurer will request the Register of Deeds to send the recorded deed to the pu rchaser. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to contact the assessor and treasurer of the city, township, or village in which the property is located and file a “Property Transfer Affidavit.” Title insurance companies may or may not issue title insuranc e on properties purchased at the sale. The Treasurer makes no representation as to the availability of title
1 For example, a property purchased for $25,000.00; the amount paid on the day of the Land Sale Auction is calculated on the basis of a $25,000.00 bid price, plus $2,500.00 auctioneer fee, and $59.00 for recording the deed. The total cost of the property to the purchaser would be $27,559.00 due by 8:00 P.M. the day of sale.
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insurance. The unavailability of title insurance is not grounds for re-conveyance to the Treasurer. Purchaser may incur legal costs for a quiet title action to satisfy the requirements of title insurance companies in order to obtain title insurance. These legal costs are solely the responsibility of the purchaser.
Some parcels available for auction may be subject to a Declaration of Restrictive C ovenant (“DRC”). The DRC will contain as a condition of the sale the Buyer agrees and hereby affirms and declares that:
A.) the Property shall not be at any time a rental property that is subject to regulation under the Codified Ordinances of the applicable local unit of government, as amended from time to time, B.) this restriction is an encumbrance on the property, runs with the Property, and is binding upon the owner and the owner's heirs, successors, assigns, and transferees, C.) this restriction is given and declared for the benefit of the owner, the property, the community in which the property is located, and the Treasurer, and the Treasurer has the right to enforce the restriction at law or in equity to prevent a breach of the restriction or to compel compliance with the restriction, D.) during its term, this restriction may not be amended or terminated unless it is done so in a written instrument that is signed by both the owner and the Eaton County Treasurer and recorded in the real estate records maintained by the Eaton County Register of Deeds, E.) this restriction will terminate immediately and automatically five (5) years after its date unless, within the last one (1) years of the restriction, the restriction is extended for an additional period of up to five (5) years by a written instrument that is signed by the authority and recorded in the real estate records maintained by the Eaton County Register of Deeds, and
F.) the rights of the Treasurer under this declaration may be exercised by the Treasurer and the Treasurer’s successors and assigns.
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SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AND CONDOMINIUM FEES
All bidders should contact the county, city, township, or village office to determine if there are any special assessments for future tax years on the properties offered. They should also check for other assessments, which may include but are not limited to the Eaton County Drain Commissioner, Road Commission. or other local government assessments such as weed cutting, sewer, debris removal, demolitions, and recorded non-exempt liens. Buyers of condominium property are responsible for any and all condominium association dues, fees or costs assessed to the property on or after July 21, 2022.
For some parcels offered for sale there may exist a demolition order or a Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) lien. Prior to closing the sale of these properties, the buyer must agree to the following:
A.) to the extent demolition or contamination removal has been completed, reimbursement to the county must be made for the cost of the demolition or contamination removal, or B.) to the extent that the demolition or contamination removal is not complete, there must be proof satisfactory to the Treasurer of the buyers ability to satisfy the Treasurer’s obligations via payment of a performance bond.
C.) to the extent that a DEQ lien exists on the property there must be proof satisfactory to the Treasurer of the buyers ability to satisfy the lien.
If the parcel offered for sale is a “facility” as defined under section 20101(9)(o) of the NREPA, after the sale and prior to the transfer of the property under this section, the property is subject to all of the following:
A.) Upon reasonable written notice from the DEQ, the Treasurer shall provide access to the DEQ, its employees, contractors, and any other person expressly authorized by the DEQ to conduct response activities at the foreclosed property. Reasonable written notice under this subdivision may include, but not be limited to, notice by electronic mail or facsimile. B.) If requested by the DEQ to protect public health, safety, and welfare or the environment, the Treasurer shall grant an easement for access to conduct response activities on the foreclosed property under Chapter 7 of the NREPA. C.) If requested by the DEQ to protect public health, safety, and welfare or the environment, the Treasurer shall place and record deed restrictions on the foreclosed property as authorized under the NREPA.
D.) The DEQ may place an environmental lien on the foreclosed property as authorized under section 20138 of the NREPA.
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Purchaser may also be subject to other rules and regulations under Part 201 of the NREPA.
The new owner will be responsible for the current year summer and winter taxes including any penalties and fees that become due and payable since the foreclosure hearing circuit court date without any prorating to the seller. (This includes all property taxes that became due and payable after February 14, 2022). The 2022 July summer bill must be paid before a deed can be issued to the buyer. After paying for their purchase(s) with the auction company, the buyer can pay the 2022 summer taxes at the township or city in which the property is located. The village will collect village taxes until September 14, 2022. After September 14, 2022, the county treasurer will collect village taxes. All property taxes that become due and payable after the foreclosure will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
POSSESSION OF PROPERTY
We recommend that no purchaser take physical possession of any property upon sale until a deed has been executed and delivered to the purchaser. No activities should be conducted on the site other than a baseline environmental assessment for properties characterized as a “facility” pursuant to Part 201 of NREPA. Steps should be taken, however, to protect your equity in this property by securing vacant structures against entry and obtaining insurance for occupied property. Buyers will be responsible for all procedures and legal requirements for conducting evictions. Additionally, buyers are responsible for contacting local units of government to prevent possible demolition of structures situated on parcels .
The purchaser accepts the premises in its present “as is” condition, and releases the Treasurer , Eaton County, and employees and agents from all liability whatsoever arising from any condition of the premises, whether now known or subsequently discovered, including but not limited to all claims based on environmental contamination of the premises. A person who acquires property that is contaminated (a “facility” pursuant to Section 20101(1)(1) of the NREPA, 1994 PA 451, as amended) as a result of release(s) of a hazardous substance(s) may become liable for all costs of cleaning up the property and any other properties impacted by the release(s). Liability may be imposed upon the person acquiring the property even in the absence of any personal responsibility for, or knowledge of, the release. Protection from such liability may be obtained by conducting a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) as provided for under Section 20126(1)(c) of NREPA. However, the BEA must be conducted prior to or
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within 45 days of the earliest date of purchase or occupancy of the property. Persons who acquire contaminated property may have “due care” obligations under Section 20107a of NREPA even if they conduct a BEA and are not liable for the contamination. Pursuant to Part 201 of the NREPA, the person(s) responsible for an activity causing a release at the property is obligated to pursue response activities at the property. Consequently, the non-liable purchaser may be required to provide access to a liable party to conduct response activities at the property in the future. Section 20116 of the NREPA requires that a person who has knowledge that their property is contaminated to provide a written notice to the purchaser or other person to whom the property is transferred which discloses the general nature and extent of the release. The Treasurer will identify the parcels offered for sale at this public land sale auction which have known contamination. Additional disclosure obligations may also apply at the time the property, or an interest in the property, is transferred. Accordingly, it is recommended that a person who is interested in acquiring property through this sale contact an attorney or an environmental consultant for advice prior to the acquisition of any property that may be contaminated.
You may contact the Environmental Assistance Center at 1-800-662-9278 for possible information regarding questions to environmental concerns on any of these properties.
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Eaton County Auction Terms
Announcements made on sale day take precedence over previously printed materials.
To Our Buyers: All buyers are required to sign an affidavit due to a new state statute stating they do not directly or indirectly hold interest in any property with delinquent taxes in Eaton County and are not responsible for any unpaid civil fines. If a buyer held an interest in a property at the time of foreclosure, they may only purchase the property back with prior approval of the County Treasurer for an amount of the minimum bid or higher. This requirement includes a second auction purchase as well. 1. REGISTRATION – Auction and Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. sharp on auction day. Bidders must register and receive a pre-numbered bid card to make a bid. A d river’s license or state I.D. is required in order to receive a bidder number. It is a requirement of registration to place a deposit of $1,000 in cash or certified check with BippusUSA.com. Unused funds will be returned to the bidder. Note: Cashier’s check needs to be made payable to you and then endorsed when tendered as the deposit. 2. PROPERTIES OFFERED – The attached list of Treasurer-owned properties being offered have been approved for sale at public auction. According to state law, ALL PRIOR liens (other than some IRS and DEQ liens) and taxes are cancelled by Circuit Court Order. These properties are subject to any visible or recorded easement or right of way, private deed restrictions, or restrictions or other governmental interests imposed pursuant to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, and are further subject to state, county, or local zoning or building ordinances. The County Treasurer does not guarantee the usability or access to any of these lands. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER TO DO THEIR RESEARCH AS TO THE USE OF THE LAND FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSE. THE COUNTY TREASURER MAKES NEITHER REPRESENTATIONS NOR CLAIMS AS TO FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, INGRESS/EGRESS, CONDITIONS, COVENANTS, OR RESTRICTIONS. OCCUPIED STRUCTURES MAY NOT BE ENTERED WITHOUT THE TENANT’S PERMISSION; SECURED VACANT STRUCTURES MAY NOT BE ENTERED.
3 . MINIMUM BID PRICE – The minimum bid prices are on the foreclosed property list.
4. CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION – Any registered person may bid on the properties offered. Any person unable to attend the sale can be represented at the sale by an agent or other representative with authority to bid and otherwise represent the person. The registered bidder is legally and financially responsible for all parcels bid upon whether representing one ’ s self or acting as an agent. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse bids not in line with bid increment progression. The a uctioneer’s decision over any dispute is absolute and final. 5. TERMS OF SALE – FULL PAYMENT plus ten percent (10%) buyer’s premium, and a $59.00 processing fee, must be paid the day of the sale by 12:00 P.M. IF THE TOTAL PURCHASE IS $1,000.00 OR LESS, payment will be deducted from the required registration deposit. FOR ALL PURCHASES OVER $1,000.00 the remaining BALANCE must be paid by 12:00 p.m. the day of the sale. Payments can be paid in cash, bank cashier’s checks , or bank official checks. In the event personal checks do not clear within fourteen (14) days, the deposit paid on the day of the Land Sale Auction will be forfeited to the Treasurer.
6. PURCHASE RECEIPT – Successful bidders at the sale will be issued a receipt for their purchases upon payment. Deeds will be executed, recorded and mailed to the buyer within thirty (30) days of auction. 7. TITLE BEING CONVEYED – Quit Claim deeds will be issued conveying only such title as received by the Eaton County Treasurer through tax foreclosure. Title insurance companies may or may not issue title insurance on properties purchased at this sale. The County Treasurer makes no representation as to the availability of title insurance and the UNAVAILABILITY OF TITLE INSURANCE IS NOT A GROUNDS FOR RECONVEYANCE TO THE COUNTY TREASURER. THE PURCHASER MAY INCUR LEGAL COSTS FOR QUIET TITLE ACTION TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN ORDER TO OBTAIN TITLE INSURANCE. 8. SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS – All bidders should contact city or township offices to determine if there are any outstanding bonded assessments for future tax years on the properties offered. 9 . POSSESSION OF PROPERTY – We recommend that no buyer take physical possession of any property bid upon at this sale until a deed has been executed and delivered to him or her, and until the buyer has executed proper eviction procedures if necessary. It is the buy er’s responsibility to determine any contamination issues and no activities should be conducted on the site other than a baseline environmental assessment on contaminated properties, if necessary. Buyers are responsible for proper disposition of any personal property left on the real property they purchase. HOWEVER, STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT YOUR EQUITY IN THIS PROPERTY BY SECURING VACANT STRUCTURES AGAINST ENTRY AND OBTAINING INSURANCE FOR OCCUPIED PROPERTY. BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT TO PREVENT POSSIBLE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES SITUATED ON PARCELS. 10. CONDITIONS – The purchaser accepts the premises in its present “as is” condition, and releases the Eaton County Treasurer and employees and agents from all liability arising from any condition of the premises, whether now known or subsequently discovered, including but not limited to all claims based on environmental contamination of the premises. 11. PROPERTY TAXES – THE 2022 SUMMER TAX BILL MUST BE PAID BEFORE A DEED CAN BE ISSUED TO THE BUYER. AFTER PAYING FOR THEIR PURCHASE(S) WITH THE AUCTION COMPANY, THE BUYER CAN PAY THE 2022 SUMMER TAXES AT THE TOWNSHIP OR CITY IN WHICH THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED. VILLAGE TAXES CAN BE PAID AT THE EATON COUNTY TREASURER’ S OFFICE AFTER SEPTEMBER 14, 2022. All property taxes that become due and payable after the foreclosure will be the responsibility of the purchaser. 12. RIGHT TO TERMINATE PURCHASE - The Eaton County Treasurer and the auction company reserve the absolute right to cancel any sale for any reason up to delivery of the deed. The extent of their liability shall be limited to the return of the actual amount paid by the buyer.
Auction - Frequently Asked Auction Questions
1. If I purchase a piece of property at auction, do I receive a deed or a tax lien to the property?
If you are the successful bidder at auction you will receive a Quit Claim Deed to the property. You do become the actual owner/title holder of the property and not a lien holder.
2. When do I receive my deed to the property?
The Treasurer will execute a Quit Claim Deed to the new owner of the property within 30-days of the auction. The deed will then be recorded at the Register of Deeds and mailed to the owner.
3. Are all existing liens against the property “wiped out”?
Yes, all liens with the exception of Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) liens and specific IRS liens are extinguished. You own fee simple title to the property free and clear of all other pre-existing liens. In the rare case that there is a DEQ lien on a piece of property, you will need to contact the DEQ to see how it will affect you as the new owner. The Treasurer’s Office will make known any DEQ or IRS liens that they are aware of prior to the sale of the property.
4. Am I responsible for any existing delinquent taxes on the property?
No, you are only responsible for taxes which become due and payable the same year as the auction and all subsequent years. For example, if you purchase a piece of property at a 2022 auction, you would be responsible for paying the 2022 Summer and Winter bills for that property and then all subsequent years. There is a State statute requiring you to pay the 2022 Summer bill and provide a receipt to the Eaton County Treasurer’s Office in order for the deed to be executed.
5. Can I visit at or inspect the property before auction?
No, due to safety and liability issues you are not permitted to go into or onto any of the properties prior to auction. Doing so could open you up to trespassing charges.
6. How can I find out about the condition of the properties offered if I cannot go onto the properties?
Please remember that you are purchasing these properties “as is, where is . ” Neither the County Treasurer nor their staff has actually gone into any of these properties. You will need to
do all of your own research. We recommend researching zoning issues, building issues, and what is currently being assessed on the property by contacting the respective city or township officials where the property is located. These officials’ phone numbers can be found in the County Directory, which is located on the Eaton County website’s homepage at www.eaton county.org.
7. Did I buy everything on the property?
No, you only bought the real property. Real property is generally defined as the land, anything that is attached to the land, and all structures assessed as being part of the real property.
8. When do I take possession of the property?
It is recommended that you do not take possession or make improvements on the property until you have your deed in hand. If you purchased a piece of property with a habitable structure on it, it is recommended that you execute an Eviction through District Court to ensure you do not have any tenant problems. People currently living in any of these properties have rights that you should terminate through court.
9. Do I get the mineral rights to the property?
You receive any mineral rights that existed with the property at the time of foreclosure. If the foreclosed property owner had all of the mineral rights then they transfer with the real property to you. If the mineral rights had already been deeded away, then you do not receive any. Any oil and gas leases already in effect will remain valid and in effect. If the mineral rights are a concern for you, you will have to do your own in-depth search.
10. If I purchase a property with a mobile home on it, do I receive a title to the mobile home? NO.
11. Can I obtain Title Insurance on this property?
Title insurance companies may or may not be willing to issue title insurance on your purchased property. While State statute says you receive “good and marketable fee-simple title to the property, ” you may find that some of your local title companies are still not comfortable with insuring these parcels unless you first execute a suit to quiet title action in court.
12. Can I purchase a piece of property that I originally had an interest in?
You may purchase a property that you had an interest in prior to the foreclosure if you have previous approval from the County Treasurer, do not have delinquent taxes on any other property in Eaton County, and pay the minimum bid or higher at auction. This applies to any second offering as well.
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Eaton County Treasurer's Land Sale - 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813
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Delta Charter Twp /23-040-010-200-070- 00 - Property Address: N CREYTS RD, LANSING - Legal Description: COM 40 FT W & 520.64 FT N OF E 1/4 COR, W 155.64 FT TO NW COR LOT 23 EARLINGTON EST, N 66 FT TO SW COR LOT 24, E 155.73 FT, S 66 FT TO BEG. SEC.10, T4N,R3W, DELTA TWP 1987 - SEV: $100 - 2022 Summer Tax Bill: $3.80
Delta Charter Twp /23-040-025-400-051- 00* - Property Address: 2724 S WAVERLY RD, LANSING - Legal Description: COM 100 FT S OF E 1/4 COR; W 575 FT; S 160 FT; S 61DEG 08MIN E 240.2 FT; S 82DEG 26MIN E 104.05 FT; ALG CURVE TO LEFT 106.61 FT. RADIUS 183 FT, CHORD BEARING N 80DEG 45'58" E 105.11 FT; N 81DEG 40MIN E 109 FT, E 50 FT, N 257 FT TO BEG. SEC.25, T4N, R3W, DELTA TWP 1987 - SEV: $24,100 - 3.35 + Acres *DEMO ORDER - 2022 Summer Tax Bill: $606.41
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Delta Charter Twp /23-040-050-300-020- 00 - Property Address: HARBOUR COVE, LANSING - Legal Description: UNIT 2, GRAND MANOR COVE CONDOMINIUMS, SEC 25, T4N, R3W, DELTA TWP 1999. - SEV: $31,300 - 2022 Summer Tax Bill: $1,016.93
Hamlin Twp /23- 160-023-400-025-00 - Property Address: TUCKER RD, EATON RAPIDS - Legal Description: COM C/L TUCKER RD 3058.1 FT S OF N SEC.LINE, SELY ALONG C/L 65.4 FT, E 218.2 FT S 85DEG 43MIN 41SEC W 248.81 FT TO W LINE OF NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4, N TO BEG. SEC.23, T1N,R3W, HAMLIN TWP 1993 - SEV: $700 - 2022 Summer Tax Bill: $6.13
City of Eaton Rapids /23- 300-033-200- 276-00 - Property Address: 347 DEXTER RD, EATON RAPIDS - Legal Description: E 1/2 OF SE 1/4 LYING S OF DEXTER ROAD & N OF THE WEST ADD. & W OF A LINE COM. ON S LINE OF DEXTER ROAD 59 RODS 18.3 FEET WLY ALONG ROAD FROM CENTER OF LINE ST., THENCE S TO A LINE PARALLEL WITH & 3 RODS SLY AT R/A FROM S LINE OF DEXTER ROAD, ELY PARALLEL WITH ROAD 3 RODS 11.45 FEET, SLY AT R/A WITH ROAD TO N LINE OF THE WEST ADD. SEC. 33, T2N, R3W. CITY OF EATON RAPIDS - SEV: $13,400 - 2022 Summer Tax Bill: $72.85
Reserve: 1,119.00 09/22/2022 11:52 AM (28)
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