Notice of Public Auction

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

TOWN OF WORTHINGTON

Notice is Hereby Given that on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Worthington Town Hall, 160 Huntington Road, Worthington, MA, the Town’s Tax Title Custodian acting on behalf of the Town of Worthington and in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 60, Section 77B, SHALL OFFER FOR SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION the hereinafter described property acquired by the Town through Tax Title Foreclosure.  Bidder registration will commence at 10:00 a.m.

A certain parcel of land with a building thereon located at 311 Huntington Road in Worthington, Massachusetts, containing 2.78 acres of land, more or less, shown on Assessor’s Map 408, Parcel 68.1, and being the premises described in a Judgment in Tax Lien Case recorded with the Hampshire Registry of Deeds in Book 12336, Page 330.  A Two Thousand Dollar ($2,000.00) deposit will be required to pre-qualify for auction participation. 

A certain parcel of land with a building thereon located at 418 Old North Road in Worthington, Massachusetts, containing 38.27 acres of land, more or less, shown on Assessor’s Map 406, Parcel 8, and being the premises described in a Judgment in Tax Lien Case recorded with the Hampshire Registry of Deeds in Book 12745, Page 90.  A Two Thousand Dollar ($2,000.00) deposit will be required to pre-qualify for auction participation. 

A certain parcel of land located at Bashan Hill Road (Rear) in Worthington, Massachusetts, containing 0.56 acres of land, more or less, shown on Assessor’s Map 404, Parcel 22, and being the premises described in a Judgment in Tax Lien Case recorded with the Hampshire Registry of Deeds in Book 5879, Page 268.  A Two Thousand Dollar ($2,000.00) deposit will be required to pre-qualify for auction participation. 

 A certain parcel of land located at River Road in Worthington, Massachusetts, containing 1.6 acres of land, more or less, shown on Assessor’s Map 402, Parcel 18, and being the premises described in a Judgment in Tax Lien Case recorded with the Hampshire Registry of Deeds in Book 11456, Page 25.  A Two Thousand Dollar ($2,000.00) deposit will be required to pre-qualify for auction participation. 

A certain parcel of land located at Lindsey Hill Road in Worthington, Massachusetts, containing 8.83 acres of land, more or less, shown on Assessor’s Map 403, Parcel 91, and being the premises described in a Judgment in Tax Lien Case recorded with the Hampshire Registry of Deeds in Book 12135, Page 329.  A Two Thousand Dollar ($2,000.00) deposit will be required to pre-qualify for auction participation. 

A certain parcel of land located at Bashan Hill Road in Worthington, Massachusetts, containing 0.69 acres of land, more or less, shown on Assessor’s Map 403, Parcel 57, and being the premises described in a Judgment in Tax Lien Case recorded with the Hampshire Registry of Deeds in Book 5976, Page 81.  A Two Thousand Dollar ($2,000.00) deposit will be required to pre-qualify for auction participation. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. A deposit will be required to pre-qualify for auction participation for each parcel as specified above.  Deposits shall be in the form of money order or certified or bank check made payable to the Town of Worthington.
  • The parcel is sold to the highest bidder “AS IS” with no guarantees as to the condition of the improvements and/or for further construction and/or improvements to the parcel and/or environmental conditions thereon and/or the insurability or marketability of title other than that the title has been foreclosed upon by the Land Court.
  • The following persons shall not be qualified to be the successful bidder: (1) the prior owner of the property or his/her agent, representative, assign or straw; (2) any person currently delinquent in paying his/her own personal taxes or other charges to the Town of Worthington; (3) any person who was the subject of a tax title foreclosure by the Town; and (4) any person who has ever been convicted of a crime involving the willful and malicious setting of a fire or of a crime involving the aiding, counseling or procuring of a willful and malicious setting of a fire, or of a crime involving the fraudulent filing of a claim for fire insurance.
  • The successful bidder shall sign a Memorandum of Sale and shall have 30 days to pay the balance due.  Failure to close within 30 days will result in the loss of the deposit.  Any and all bids may be rejected if it is deemed by the Custodian to be in the best interest of the Town.  The successful bidder will be required to pay real estate taxes, a deed recording fee of $200.00, and the legal fees associated with the sale in the amount of $500.00. 
  • Pro forma taxes will be calculated from the date the successful bidder delivers the balance of the purchase price to the Town through Fiscal Year 2021, that is, through June 30, 2021, pursuant to the requirements of G.L. c. 44, §63A.
  • The successful bidder will be required to pay legal fees of $500.00 per parcel for legal services provided to the Town by K.P. Law, P.C. in conjunction with the auction.
  • The successful bidder will be required to execute a Disclosure Statement as required by G.L. c. 7C, §38 and a Certificate of Compliance pursuant to G.L. c. 60, §77B.
  • Any and all bids at such sale or any adjournment thereof may be rejected if in the Custodian’s opinion no bid is made which approximates the fair value of the property.
  • Any materials or documents concerning this auction prepared or furnished by the Town or its employees or agents are solely for informational purposes.  No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information.  Prospective purchasers should make their own investigations and draw their own conclusions.

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