State-owned property in 11 counties available at auction beginning today
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering 19 parcels of state-owned land in 11 counties for sale by sealed-bid auction at www.michigan.gov/landforsale.The auction begins today, July 9, and will run through Aug. 7, 2014. It will include one parcel that remained unsold in the recent live auction in Ogemaw County at an adjusted minimum bid price. Land parcels are available in Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Gogebic, Livingston, Midland, Muskegon, Ogemaw, Otsego, Roscommon and Schoolcraft counties.
Parcels range in size from less than an acre to 80 acres, vary in character and cover, and may not have legal access. Prospective buyers are encouraged to research the fitness of a property for its intended use. The minimum bid price is expected to range from less than $1,000 to more than $90,000. Sealed bids must be postmarked by midnight Aug. 7, 2014, and will be opened Aug. 25, 2014.
While most of the properties in this auction were acquired by tax reversion, a few were purchased with other funding. Proceeds from auction are returned to the original fund for future acquisition of important recreation and resource land.
Details about each property will be available beginning on the auction start date by visiting www.michigan.gov/landforsale and clicking on “DNR Internet Summer Auction in Progress Now.” Information includes the minimum bid amount, photos, map, property descriptions and conditions of sale. Instructions to submit a bid will be found on the printable bid form. A list of the proposed auction properties with general locations can be found at www.michigan.gov/landforsale.
Other unsold land from previous auctions remains available for purchase at the listed price. View these properties by visiting the website and clicking “Surplus Land to BUY NOW!”
Printed property information and bid forms may be requested from DNR Real Estate Services Section, P.O. Box 30448, Lansing, MI 48909-7948 or by calling 517-284-5962.
These auction properties are isolated from other DNR-managed lands and do not meet the mission and goals of the department. Proceeds from sale provide future outdoor recreation opportunities in keeping with the mission of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.