Bidders Find Real Estate Bargains At Tax Certificate Sale

Eighteen parcels of property with back taxes being owed sold at drastically discounted prices during the first ever tax certificate sale held in Jackson County last Thursday, April 26.
The properties had gone through at least two previous tax sales and found no interested buyer. The County Commissioners ordered a tax certificate sale with opening bids of $200. In all the sale of 18 properties added $13,300 to county coffers and found buyers and investors gaining bargains.
However, many of the properties have derelict homes and buildings on them prompting the new owners to either raze or repair the structures.
“The sale went very smoothly and all available parcels that weren’t redeemed prior were sold,” said County Treasurer Kathy Hohenstreiter.
Seven of the 18 parcels sold were in Crothersville and Vernon Township.
Shawn M. Richardson bought a 1.1 acres site along US 31 in Crothersville (the site of the former Silgas tank) for $250.
Charles E. & Peggy Blackburn were the successful bidders for 107 S. Central Avenue for $900.
Krystal Robinson bought a half acre parcel in the 8000 block of E 1000 S, Austin for $550.
Bill & Elsie Money were the successful bidders for two adjoining parcels in Crothersville paying $700 for 401 N Armstrong St. and $1,000 for 202 E. Walnut St.
Misty Hines bought a vacant lot in the 300 block of East Bard Street for $200.
Donnie & Sonja Neace were the successful bidders for 201 S. Central Ave. in Crothersville paying $1,000 for the property. They also purchased property at 819 N. Broadway in Seymour for $250.
Other county property selling at the special tax certificate sale:
Danny R. & Christine M. Frazier bought 600 Centennial Ave in Seymour for $1,100 and 604 Noble Street in Seymour for $2,100.
Tina Wheeler bought 820 W. Tanner Street in Brownstown for $1,300.
Tony Deaton bought 707 Hustedt St. in Seymour for $200; 6802 N. Union St. in Freetown for $500; and 11000 N 1250 E, Seymour for $400.
Jerry Schneider bought 219 S. Broadway in Seymour for $1,700.
LeeAnn Bruce bought .1 of an acres in the 6000 block of 1100 W, Medora for $300.
Robin Buffington bought 1019 Arvin Ave. in Seymour for $350.
TDAK Development Inc. bought 109-111 W. 2nd St., in Seymour for $500.