Haroff to oversee Clinton County auction

— Clinton County Treasurer Kimberly Davis has announced that Clinton County will hold a Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction of approximately 50 properties on Wednesday, July 23 at the West Side Ballroom, located at 253 New York Road in Plattsburgh, NY. This year’s auction will be conducted by the NYSAuctions.com Team consisting 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 team’s website: www.NYSAuctions.com and www.Haroff.com. A printed auction brochure is also available by visiting a Town or Village Hall within Clinton County, the Clinton County Real Property Office or Treasurer’s Office located in the City of Plattsburgh, or by calling 1-800-243-0061.

Anyone interested in buying at the auction is urged to attend the Bidder’s Seminar being held at the West Side Ballroom, located at 253 New York Road in Plattsburgh on Monday, July 21. Beginning with early bidder registration at 6pm and followed by the general information seminar at 7pm, this informative seminar is particularly useful for those attending the tax foreclosure auction for the first time. An overview of the auction’s ‘Terms and Conditions’ will be discussed and useful tips will be provided to help bidders become more informed buyers. The seminar is a great opportunity to learn, and to ask questions about the entire auction process. Several improved properties will be made available for pre-view, and will be shown on Tuesday, July 22. A showing schedule is posted to www.NYSAuctions.com.

Auction-day registration will begin at the auction site promptly at 9 a.m. Prospective purchasers must register to participate and provide a photo ID (valid driver’s license or passport) and social security or EIN number before obtaining a bidding number. The deed will be issued in the name that is on the registration paperwork, and ownership of the property is not conveyed until the deed is recorded in the Clinton County Clerk’s Office.

Successful bidders will be required to tender 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 cash, bank teller’s/cashier’s check or money order directly to: “Clinton County Treasurer” with no further endorsement. Business checks and personal checks will NOT be accepted. Credit cards (Master Card, Discover Card or VISA) will 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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