Clinton County real property tax foreclosure auction Thursday

PLATTSBURGH Clinton County will hold a Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction of approximately 25 properties next week, according to Clinton County Treasurer Joseph W. Giroux. The auction will take place Thursday, June 19, at the Holiday Inn, 412 State Route 3. This years auction will again be conducted by the NYSAuctions.com Team of Haroff Auction & Realty, Inc. of Schroon Lake, and Absolute Auctions & Realty, Inc., of Pleasant Valley. All of the auction information, including the entire list of properties and the auction brochure, is available on the companys Web site: www.NYSAuctions.com. The Web site is continually updated and provides detailed information on each property. A printed auction brochure is also available by visiting any town or village hall within Clinton County, the Clinton County Real Property Office or Treasurers Office located in the City of Plattsburgh, or by calling 1-800-292-7653. Those interested in buying at the auction are urged to attend the bidders seminar being held at the first floor meeting room at the Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret St., Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. The informative seminar is presented by company representatives and is particularly useful for those attending the county auction for the first time. There is a review of the auctions terms and conditions, and useful tips are provided to help make the bidder a more informed buyer. The seminar is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the entire auction process. Auction registration will be available at the conclusion of the bidders seminar and also on the morning of the auction starting at 9 a.m. Those wishing to bid at the auction must register and provide a photo ID and social security number before obtaining a bidding number. The deed will only be issued to the name that is on the registration, and ownership of the property is not conveyed until the deed is recorded in the Clinton County Clerks Office. Some of the properties in the auction will be made available to view, and the auction company will show those properties on Wednesday, June 18. The showing schedule will be released and posted on the companys Web site on the evening of June 14. Successful bidders will be required to place a deposit of $1,000 or 20 percent of the total contract price whichever is higher at the auction. The deposit must be paid by credit card MasterCard or VISA only or cash, bank tellers/cashiers check or money order. Any bank tellers/cashiers check or money order used for deposit must be made payable directly to the Clinton County Treasurer with no further endorsement. Business checks and personal checks will not be accepted. All properties are sold as is and officials suggest prospective bidders complete their research prior to bidding at the auction.

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