NOTICE OF 2017 DELINQUENT TAX SALE BY THE PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU

TO:
THE OWNERS OF PROPERTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE AND TO ALL PERSONS HAVING LIENS, JUDGMENTS, MUNICIPAL CLAIMS OR OTHER CLAIMS AGAINST SUCH PROPERTIES.

NOTICE is hereby given that THE TAX CLAIM BUREAU OF PIKE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, will hold a delinquent tax sale under the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, P.L. 1368, as amended at 10:00 A.M., prevailing time Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at the Milford Borough Building, 109 West Catharine Street, Milford, Pa., for the purpose of collecting unpaid taxes, municipal claims and all costs incident thereto. The following described properties will be sold for at least the Upset Sale price in the respective amounts hereinafter approximately set forth, plus the Real Estate taxes for the Current year, Municipal Claims filed and corporate taxes, if any. The resale for properties that are not sold at the September 20th, 2017 sale will be held at 10:00 A.M., prevailing time on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Pike County Administration Building at 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA., 18337.

The owner or owners are hereby notified that the Scheduled Sale of any property herein may be stayed at the option of the Bureau if the owner or owners thereof, or any lien creditor(s) of the owner, on or before the date of sale enters into an agreement with the Bureau to pay the taxes, claims, and costs in installments in the manner provided by the said Act, and satisfactory to the Bureau.

TERMS OF SALE: BANK CASHIER’S CHECK OR CERTIFIED CHECK PAYABLE TO THE "PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU" AT THE TIME THE PROPERTY IS STRUCK DOWN, OTHER CONDITIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE TIME OF THE SALE.

The following conditions shall govern the sale of properties by the Pike County Tax Claim Bureau for delinquent taxes as scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 and to such date to which the sale may be adjourned, if necessary, the sale may be adjourned from day to day.

1. NONDIVESTITURE OF LIENS-Every such sale shall convey title to the property under and subject to the lien of every recorded obligation, claim, lien, estate, mortgage or ground rent with which said property may have or shall become charged or for which it may become liable.

2. The initial bid must equal the fixed Upset Price. If the taxes for the current year are not included in the Upset Price, the purchaser must pay the taxes for the current years and produce the receipt before the Tax Claim Bureau deed will be recorded. In addition to the upset price, the purchaser must pay the Realty Transfer Tax which is currently based upon the following formula: 4.33 X THE ASSESSED VALUE X 2%, OR SUCH COMMON LEVEL RATIO AS MAY BE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF SALE OR RECORDING AND THE CHARGE FOR RECORDING THE DEED OF $84.50, OR SLIGHTLY HIGHER FOR ADDITIONAL PARCELS OR NAMES AND A CHARGE OF $25.00 FOR PREPARATION OF THE DEED. These items will be computed after the property has been knocked down to the successful bidder. The Upset price, the transfer tax and the recording fee must all be paid at the same time. The purchaser shall pay either by Bank Cashier’s or Certified Check.
3. All listed sales are subject to prior payment of taxes due and to Confirmation by the Court of Common Pleas of Pike County, Pennsylvania.

4. The Tax Claim Bureau will issue a deed to the purchaser(s) (or nominee) upon confirmation of the sale by the Court of Common Pleas. The Deed will not contain any warranty, either general or special. Approximately three (3) months time from the date of sale is required before the deed will be delivered to the purchaser.

5. 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 and makes no warranty or representation as to description nor will it make any survey on a property sold.

6. All properties are sold under and by virtue of the Act of 1947, P.L., 1368 as amended, known as the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, and the conditions as listed herein. All title transferred by the Tax Claim Bureau is under and subject to said Act.

7. No property will be knocked down unless the bid equals or exceeds the Upset Price as announced. The purchaser of a property shall pay to the Pike County Tax Claim Bureau the entire purchase price at the time the property is struck down. In case said amount is not paid, the sale of said property shall be voided and the property shall be put up again at this sale, if possible.

8. It is recommended that the prospective purchasers have examinations made of the title to any parcel 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 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.

9. Purchasers of properties in Planned Communities should contact the Community Association to determine what dues, capital improvement or transfer fee and other charges will be imposed upon recording of the deed to the successful purchaser.

10. Pursuant to Section 619(a) of the Real Estate Tax 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.

 

PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU

 

BY:
CYNTHIA A. GEHRIS, DIRECTOR
PIKE COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU
506 BROAD STREET
MILFORD, PA. 18337
(570) 296-3407

 

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