NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY THE PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU AS TRUSTEE, GRANTOR
In accordance with proceedings filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Pike County on November 21, 2013 to Number 1854 Of 2013, Civil, and the Court Order dated April 28, 2014, The Pike County Tax Claim Bureau as Trustee, Grantor will offer for sale the following properties situate in the Townships of Blooming Grove, Delaware, Dingman, Greene, Lackawaxen, Lehman, Palmyra, Porter, Shohola and Westfall, Pike County, Pennsylvania on May 28, 2014 at 10:00 o'clock A.M., prevailing time at the Milford Borough Building, 109 West Catherine Street, Milford, Pa., 18337
THE MINIMUM BID FOR EACH OF THE SALES SET FORTH BELOW IS $1,450.00
All properties have previously been exposed to sale, the last date for the properties set forth below was October 7, 2013. The last advertisement for properties situate in the Townships of Blooming Grove, Delaware, Dingman, Greene, Lackawaxen, Lehman, Milford, Matamoras Borough, Palmyra, Porter, Shohola and Westfall appeared in the News Eagle on August 17, 2013 and the Pike County Dispatch on August 15, 2013 and the Pike County Law Journal on August 16, 2013. The purpose of the sale is to sell these properties free and clear of claims, liens, mortgages, ground rents, estates, except for restrictive covenants and easements set forth in deeds in the chain of title. The petition for rule to show cause, order and notice of rule to show cause has been served or attempted to have been served on all owner(s), lien holders, if any, and other parties in interest pursuant to the Sheriff's return of service filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Pike County to No.1854 of 2013 Civil.
TERMS OF SALE:
The purchaser (successful bidder) of any property shall pay the entire purchase money to the Bureau at the time the property is struck down. In case said amount is not paid, the sale shall be void and the property put up again for sale. Payment must be made by Bank Cashier's or certified check. Commercial letters of credit will be accepted to validate checks. The Pike County Tax Claim Bureau, as trustee, grantor will issue a deed to the successful purchaser(s). The purchasers will be responsible for payment of Real Estate transfer taxes based upon The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue common level ratio of 3.88 (or the common level ratio in effect when the deed is recorded) X the assessed value X 2%.and the recording of deed fee of $62.50 or slightly higher for additional grantees or parcels on one deed. Pursuant to Section 619(a) of the Real Estate Sale Law, 72 P.S. Section 5860.619(a), the successful bidder, including any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, estate trust or other association of the successful bidder, must certify that the bidder is not delinquent in paying real estate taxes to any of the taxing districts where the property is located, and that the successful bidder has no municipal utility bills that are more than one year outstanding.
It is recommended that prospective purchasers have examinations made of the title to any parcel that they may be interested in bidding on. All properties are offered for sale by the Bureau without any guarantee or warranty whatsoever, either as to the existence, correctness of ownership, size, boundaries, locations, structures or lack of structures upon the property, liens, defects in title or any other matter or thing whatsoever. No adjustment will be made after the property is struck down. The Bureau will sell the property as described in the last deed of record for said property in the Recorder of Deeds Office of Pike County or by designating the tax map parcel No. of said property and makes no warranty or representation as to description nor will it make any survey on a property sold. The Bureau reserves the right to remove properties from the sale at any time prior to the actual bidding. Purchasers of properties in Planned Residential Communities should contact the Community Office to determine what charges, obligations or fees will be imposed upon the successful purchaser.
Search dates are as set forth on the individual search sheets for each sale filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Pike County to No. 1854 of 2013 Civil. The Bureau has attempted to include all lien holders and parties in interest and to accurately reflect ownership of the described property however, The Pike County Tax Claim Bureau assumes no liability for any errors or omissions occurring by reason of any defect or deficiency in the entire sale or search procedure.
CYNTHIA A. GEHRIS-DIRECTOR