LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Two homes are set to go up for county auction within a month, following their foreclosure within the last year due to buyers’ bad taxes and failure to close on purchases. County officials said that the county, having repossessed ownership of both parcels, will be offering them for sale to the public in a county auction next month.
The auction will be held at the Livingston County Highway Facility, 4389 Gypsy Lane in Mount Morris on December 4. Anyone can bid on either home, 1026 Route 70 in Portage and 66 Chapel Street in Mount Morris.
“The one in Portage was sold at auction this August,” said County Attorney David Morris. “The buyer didn’t close on it. The Mount Morris property was bought earlier this year, but the owner, for whatever reason, didn’t file their taxes and lost it.”
The County website describes the Portage parcel as two acres with a double wide mobile home with detached garage, currently assessed at $93,100.
County instructions say that all prospective bidders must register at the door and show a valid NYS Driver’s License or other acceptable identification, and must say if they are buying for someone else to move in, and if so, who that person is. Buyers must also be up to date on county taxes, or completely pay their taxes within 30 days of the auction.
Anyone can bid on either house, and you can click here to read full county rules and instructions regarding the auction.
PHOTO CAPTION: Top – 66 Chapel Street in Mount Morris. Bottom- 1026 Route 70 in Portage. Photos from Livingston County website.